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Attorney accused of keeping $54K of client's money

Florida Supreme Court suspends Christopher Adamec's law license

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Chris Adamec
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Chris Adamec

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Attorney Chris Adamec is in need of a lawyer himself after his arrest on fraud and larceny charges.

According to the St. Johns County arrest report, Adamec represented a client in a car crash and sued two insurance companies. Progressive settled for $10,000 and Allstate settled for $50,000.

Investigators said Adamec gave $4,500 in falsified vendor invoices to the client to deduct from the Progressive settlement, and despite repeated calls from the client, never handed over any of the settlement settlement from Allstate. 

According to the report, the total theft from the client was $54,325.

Adamec, 42, was arrested Aug. 11 and charged with fraud and larceny, both felonies. 

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court announced it had suspended Adamec's law license until further order.