Thursday, May 5, 2016

Florida Lawyer Disbarred For Having Sex With Her Clients

Linda Dawn Hadad

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida - A Florida criminal defense lawyer and former public defender was disbarred for having sex with clients in the Volusia County Jail, the Florida Bar announced on Friday.


43-year-old Linda Dawn Hadad of Daytona Beach, Florida was disbarred for engaging "in a pattern of misconduct that included illegal drug use and sexual relationships with clients. She had inappropriate intimate relationships with inmates at the Volusia County jail while she represented them, and engaged in inappropriate phone calls, which were routinely recorded by the jail. Hadad also failed to timely appear for court hearings, neglected the criminal cases of several clients, closed her office without informing her clients and failed to respond to Bar inquiries regarding these matters."

Volusia County Jail records show that Hadad has been arrested five times for charges ranging from DUI, Fleeing Police, Petty Theft, and Driving While License Suspended.


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