98 thoughts on “2019 GULKIN”

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    They didn’t select Bob Diaz?…The Bar will be getting a poorly crafted bar complaint on these jokers by the end of the week.

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      He’s from the generation of lawyers that doesn’t plaster his pictures and triumphs all over the internet.
      A good choice.

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    Harry was a Assistant State Attorney for crying out loud. Says it all. The idea for the ideal defense attorney in Broward is one of Mike’s close friends.

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    This award should rightfully have been bestowed to Judge Weinstein or Judge Backman or Judge Holmes upon their retirements. For this not to have happened is highly disrespectful and makes the organization suspect.

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      Coming from someone who is good at crapping the crappers. Cohen should be crapping out soon. The sooner the better. He’s been sucking at the public trough for lack of any other talent long enough.

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        Just another thug broward judge that’s as mediocre as you can get. Cohen and Sprinkles used to thug together until Sprinks lost his county court clown position by running up against CJ Tobin who thought him a new game. One that Sprinks lost. Creepy Cohen just ducked his head and hid, his favorite game and has been sucking at the public trough ever since. Judge conspirators are friends until one of them gets it caught in the zipper and then the other clowns act like they never knew them to keep their do nothing jobs. Broward judges are known for it.
        Pretty soon Old Cohen will be hitting the early birds and picking his nose at a different trough. Look what he’s got to come home too ! LOL
        You reap what you sow and he’s a termite.

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    How funny every election is a nail biter for certain families. Like whomever beats Forman isn’t going to shitcan all her cronies on day number one?

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    What!!??!!??!!

    I should have won this award as the best and hardest working attorney in Broward.

    I demand a recount. I already ordered a cake.

    Vote RICHARD BRIAN KAPLAN for Gulkin Award. Ensuring liberty and self aggrandizement for all.

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      WAIT UNTIL I RUN FOR CLERK
      WHEN I WIN YOU WONT BE LAUGHING THEN
      ILL BE SET IN A COUPLE OF YEARS YOU MORONS
      RESIST THE IMPULSE

      KAPPY IS THE NAME
      PUBLIC SERVICE IS MY GAME

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    Don’t want to be mean but its funny how people try to re-write history. Harry was a nice enough guy but after he got off the government dole and went into private practice could hardly pay the rent.
    The purpose of creating an award was in keeping the memory of his name alive. Not much else.

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    Why not create a new award for actual fighting defense lawyers? Like the ones that never served the racist prison scheme working for the State?

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    Because it represents nothing but a farce to provide another layer of spoof to palm greasing judge smoochers looking for handouts.

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    Saw the police report from the Allspector scooter accident, she was found to have caused the accident by failing to yield the right away. No citation or charges. Claimed an ankle injury and did an overnight in hospital.

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      Why is the Judge riding a scooter? She hit someone and didn’t get a ticket? Asked to blow? Seems to be many unanswered questions

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      He’s one of the classiest criminal defense attorneys in the state. Someone we should all aspire to. All walk and no talk.

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    Dave Smith is awesome. On another note: it’s time for the Broward Courthouse to have a “clean sweep”. There are way too many corrupt judges.

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    There are way too many big mouth younger newbie Judges is what there is. Nothing like a fresh crop of angry nobodies who realize way soon that the robe isn’t the answer to their prayers but merely a ticket to a higher level of legal world misery. Then they take it out on the lawyers. Tuter should have a little speech for them before putting on the crown again Thursday or he’ll find himself slogging through a new round of embarrassments soon.

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      ONCE YOURE IN YOURE IN
      GUARANTEED PAYCHECK
      PLENTY OF PERKS
      AND THEY WORSHIP THE GROUND I WALK ON
      THANKS TO THE FINK ITS EAZY STREET

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    Oh and they quickly find out that the $160k a year is total crud in the real world even though they thought it would be like winning the lotto when they were making $80k before.

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      Cut it. Some of them are in it for money but not all. Some have spouses or other family members that are successful. Those Judges could stay home and play tennis. Instead they choose to serve. They should be commended. Don’t paint the entire judiciary with the same brush.

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          You forget most of the Broward judges couldnt make it in private practice so of necessity they chose to go on the public dole. Very few successful practioners would ever entertain the thought. The pay is chit. That’s why they are so unhappy in Broward but it beats not being able to pay the overhead.

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        The last Broward judge that stayed home to play tennis was Larry Seidlin before the crying act and the exrays of Ana Nichole Smith’s chest were found in his condo dumpster. And, oh, yeah, the poor old woman in his condo he was trying to swindle out of her money.
        Broward judges are a breed all their own.
        But what would you expect from a former NY taxis driver turned Broward judge?

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            Joker’s Justice and over-exploitation of subject in hopes of making a buck are a powerful combination. Especially when you’re a Broward Judge with higher ambitions.
            Sometimes it just doesn’t work out the way you planned it.

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          WHO WOULDNT WANT TO PINCH FROM EVIDENCE THE EXRAYS OF THIS CHICK
          UNCLE LARRY THOUGHT THEYD BE WORTH A FEW DOLLARS DOWN THE ROAD UNTIL ANOTHER JUDGE OUTTED HIM
          THEN THEY ARE FOUND IN HIS CONDO DUMPSTER

          YOU GOTTA LUV THESE BROWARD JUDGES

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    Do you get a colonoscopy bag when you win the Gulkin award or what? Its just an honorary nothing bag. The last 6 honorees I can remember were all headed for the can.

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    Frankly this award is meaningless as Bill Gelin is a glaring omission as an honoree. No offense is intended to the winners but seriously, after what he’s battled and won for everyone?

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        To be fair, the award is for lifetime achievement, and not for people the younger board members are competing against for fees.

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      Far from the truth,
      The Board, and ultimately the quorum that voted, had to select from distinguished lawyers who have all honored our profession. Jaime, Peter and Dan saved a man’s life from a likely death sentence, Mickey has been amazing for all of Broward County from the Courthouse to Street Law. Both Howard and Jeremy epitomize professionalism and their knowledge of the law and courtroom presentation have impressed all of us through the years. Notwithstanding these great lawyers, David Smith is more than deserving of the award. I nominated Bill, and voiced no objection to the slate as ultimately presented. So if anyone thinks this award is meaningless since Bill should have won, I ask you where were you to voice a complaint at the meeting, cause I did not see nor hear you. For those who disagree with the outcome, join the association and become a member of the Board. Congrats to David, and for those who were nominated. Since 2001 as a public defender I have gone to David for guidance and encouragement, and not once has he let me down.

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        Sorry, but its not worth my time. As time is money and the association isn’t worth two cents as all it stands for is next to silch and kissing judicial bum, you’ll understand I’m sure, that I’m among many that would decline your invitation to participate.
        Worth is defined as equivalent in value to the sum or item specified.
        I think your organization if you want to call it that falls short of the mark in so many ways short of being a farce.
        The few meetings I’ve attended in the past showed me everything I needed to know.

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    Broward Judges and their panhandling minions don’t want the corruption to get cleaned up. It’s much easier for them to clip taxpayers for a little extra dosh when things are in a state of confusion and corruption.
    If the Feds were really concerned about cleaning up the Broward Judiciary, they’d have to start at the top and then flush out the supporting network that keeps the machine of graft and corruption cranking out the favors and backslapping BS that is so rampant among the crafters of the dirty little game.
    They’re in the racket to grease one another, and it’s nickels and dimes for these networking small time crooks.
    From Watson, to Gardiner, going back to Zack and Korda and Ross, this was the pinnacle of their life’s achievement.
    The list of crooked Broward judges is a lengthy one encompassing many a less than honorable group of the scratchiest of characters.
    And of course then there’s the booze and drug induced stupor that usually precedes the fall of some of these jokers who have a conscience and know what’s going on but can’t handle the pressure of it.
    To actually clean up the sewer of cronyism that exists in the Broward Judiciary among these so called elevated personages would be devastating to the shekel chasing slime balls that make their living by doing anything but administering Justice and would break up the self aggrandizing shell game that’s so intrenched here in the legal community its become part of the culture.

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      Save the tears. Save the gripes. The grapes aren’t sour. They’re poisonous. There is no defense bar in Broward. There is only a cowardly and racist liaison of those Satz smoochers and those afraid to take on a hypocritical and errant Judge for fear it may impede cash flow or a future of also collecting a guaranteed paycheck via wearing the Republican dress robe of needless incarceration of minorities.

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      BROWARD JUDGES ARE EASY
      THEY ALL KNEW
      THEY ALL DIDNT CARE
      CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND TRINKETS BOUGHT YOU SILENCE AND FAVORS

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        Their is a special two day sale at Macy’s for a Bulova watch for 129.00 with a nice leather strap Fri and Sat.

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        The low rent Broward political class bought into this clown’s act. A big bunch of unsophisticated swampers thought this charlatan was legit. Flor-uh-dummies.

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        He was a real Ahole in law school too. How anybody could fall for his line has always been amazing to me. LOL
        New Jersey Chump

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          Unfortunately the bench is packed with the same kind of trash all lookin for the free ride and perks associated with power trips and financed goodies. As long as the judicial contributions and condo keepers keep them sucking at the public trough.
          Mental breakdowns on the bench are a side business.

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    The Broward Legal Elite worshipped me because ostentatious displays of ludicrous wealth by white trash is what passes for character around here.

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      City suspends Fort Lauderdale police officers who ran Rothstein detail

      By Brittany Wallman
      Posted Jan 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM
      Updated Mar 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM

      The city has suspended two Fort Lauderdale police officers who may have violated department policy in their off-duty work last year for Ponzi suspect Scott Rothstein.

      Suspended with pay Friday were Sgt. Steve Greenlaw and Officer DeAnna Garcia-Lemieux, city officials confirmed. The two guarded Rothstein’s Harbor Beach home, his Bova Prime restaurant and his law firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, city records show.

      They also were in charge of scheduling other officers’ Rothstein shifts. For their work as coordinators Rothstein paid each of them an extra 5.5 percent of the overall off-duty pay, the records show. With an estimated $300,000 in off-duty work last year, the two would have received $16,500 each, plus payment for their individual guard work. The city has no record of their total intake.

      “I can confirm they were suspended with pay, and it was for issues arising out of the Rothstein detail,′ Mayor Jack Seiler said Sunday morning.

      After months of the city and police department defending the Rothstein off-duty work, the suspensions were the first official acknowledgement of possible wrongdoing.

      City policy prohibits officers acting as personal bodyguards, but officials wouldn’t say Sunday whether Greenlaw or Garcia-Lemieux or both are suspected of traveling with Kim or Scott Rothstein, or which policies may have been violated. As their off-duty employer, Rothstein could have given officers a higher rate of pay than the city suggests, or could even have given bonuses without necessarily running afoul of city policy.

      Only if he’d given an expensive item or large financial bonus would it draw the city’s investigative attention, officials have said.

      The guarding of Rothstein’s residence was unique: No other person in the city’s history has hired officers on a permanent, 24-hour basis for a private home. Still, top city officials, including Police Chief Frank Adderley, considered the work to be distinct from being a bodyguard, and approved it last spring.

      Seiler recently said he will try to have the police union contract rewritten to ban prolonged guarding of homes, so a detail like Rothstein’s would never again be allowed.

      Fraternal Order of Police union President Jack Lokeinsky said he was notified of the suspensions but couldn’t comment further.

      Adderley said Sunday the police Internal Affairs department is “definitely taking a review of everything that pertains’ to the Rothstein detail.

      Greenlaw and Garcia-Lemieux could not be reached for comment via e-mail Sunday. City officers are prohibited from speaking to the newspaper and face punishment if they do, according to spokesman Sgt. Frank Sousa.

      Some 28 high-ranking police officers, detectives, undercover officers and the department spokesman worked for Rothstein, earning $40 to $50 an hour. The shifts began in April and were yanked Nov. 2 when the city learned Rothstein may have been running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme out of the law firm offices guarded by uniformed Fort Lauderdale officers. By that time, Rothstein had paid the 28 officers more than $300,000.

      Federal authorities noted Rothstein’s police hires in their document laying out the reasons for his Dec. 1 arrest on charges of fraud, wire fraud, racketeering and conspiracy to launder money. The document said he “utilized funds illegally obtained through the Ponzi scheme to hire members of local police departments purportedly to provide security for (Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler) and defendant Rothstein’s personal residence.′ The document goes on to say he gave “gratuities’ to high-ranking police personnel to “curry favor’ and “deflect law enforcement scrutiny.′

      Fort Lauderdale officials also are investigating Adderley because of his dealings with Rothstein. And, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating two top officials there, Undersheriff Tom Wheeler and Lt. David Benjamin, because of links to Rothstein.

      Those probes center largely on whether the officials accepted anything of value from Rothstein without reporting it as required by state ethics law, and whether the officials did any favors for him.

      Adderley approved the off-duty Rothstein work in April. By then he had already taken a jet flight with Rothstein to New York to see a New York Jets-Miami Dolphins game, Adderley admitted several weeks ago in a late gift disclosure filed with the state. Rothstein pal Ted Morse paid for the jet, Adderley said.

      Rothstein said he wanted the security because he and Kim Rothstein were rattled by the strangling of Melissa Britt Lewis, a lawyer with his firm.

      “Until you’re in the position that someone close to you is murdered by someone else that you trusted, you don’t understand how it turns your life upside down,′ he said last summer, just after a Sun Sentinel reporter first questioned Greenlaw about the off-duty detail. Rothstein threatened to sue the newspaper if it published a story about the detail; the story was published in July.

      “You can call me whatever you want. You can call me paranoid, you can call me extra security conscious,′ Rothstein said that evening. “But at the end of the day, no one close to me is going to be killed, raped, attacked, harmed in any way so long as I have the ability to provide the extra protection.′

      When he hired the officers in April, a suspect in Lewis’ murder was already behind bars awaiting trial. She had been killed a year before, in March 2008.

      Rothstein said he knew hardly any of the guards at his home.

      “Right now I could name one officer,” he said. “Steve Greenlaw.′

      bwallman@SunSentinel.com

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      Nice adornment on the robe. Does she think she’s on the Supreme Court or something? Like she’s not some low ranking bureaucrat pension pusher?

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        She’s not even that anymore. She’s only a cruel tyrant who berated a sick elderly person to an early grave and the emblem for a Judicial Circuit that couldn’t care less. But it gets better. The good people of Florida pay this woman a large amount of money for life. It’s not right but par for the course.

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    She’s but a runner up to the biggest stumbling moron with a lisp of them all.
    There’s no prize like the big booby prize. And he’s by far without any doubt the dumbest SOB this side of planet earth.
    Just ask Marilyn when she’s three sheets to the wind.
    Finally flushed out of his hole, ( his chambers always smelled like dirty shoes) he fell apart like the imbecile he always was by a blog with some guts and gumption for telling the truth about these incompetent, corrupt geezers in black !
    A real smalltime snarf whose gym locker was given a wide berth by everyone except all the other corrupt Broward judges who were in on the pie cutting ceremony.

    Great work for a job well done ! You would have had to carry this moron out in a box otherwise.

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      He’s a long way from a County Judge’s SPD supported husband through GM and now top of the food chain. Give credit where its due. Never thought he had the stuff but he’s proven that wrong.

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