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Attorney Meryl Allawas of Viera, FL; judicial slacker

 
The state of Florida presented Meryl Lee Allawas with a law license in 1983.
 
While sitting as a Circuit Court Judge the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) charged Meryl with the following misconduct in regards to his repeated failures to issue rulings in divorce cases.
  1. In the Hansen marriage case, Meryl took over 18 months between a final hearing and his issuance of a ruling (ruling only came after ethics complaint was filed)
  2. In the Figueroa marriage case, Meryl took over 18 months between to issue a ruling
  3. In the case of Goff v. Worley, Meryl took over a year between the final hearing and his issuance of a ruling
  4. In a jury trial in a personal injury case, Meryl waited over one year to enter a ruling dying the defendant’s motion for a directed verdict
  5. In the case of Hawkins vs. JEM Broadcasting, nine months passed before Meryl issued a ruling on a motion for attorney fees
  6. In Bayless vs. Santa Cruz Construction, nine months passed before Meryl issued a ruling on a dismissal motion
  7. In Edel vs. Walker, 17 months passed before Meryl after a trial w/o any rulings
  8. In the Messner marriage case, over six months passed before Meryl issued a ruling
  9. In Allen vs. Doughlin Management over 10 months passed before Meryl issued a ruling on plaintiff’s motion to amend the original complaint
  10. In Weiss vs. Mongiello 16 months passed before Meryl issued a post trial ruling
  11. In the Boudot marriage case, the parties dismissed the case after Meryl failed to issue a ruling in 9 months so that they could have the matter assigned to another judge
  12. In the Chambers marriage case over 9 months passed before Meryl issued a post trial ruling
As a consequence of her egregious misconduct, the cheerleaders for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Florida Supreme Court punished Meryl by gifting her with a complimentary reprimand.
 
As we speak (ca. July 2012) Meryl is employed with the Office of the State Attorney General in Viero, Florida which is about 55 miles southeast of Orlando. Apparently no self-respecting law firm in the greater Orlando area was about to offer Meryl a good paying job.