TIKD Services LLC v. The Florida Bar et al

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COMPLAINT For Damages and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants. Filing fees $ 400.00 receipt number 113C-10173266, filed by TIKD Services LLC. (Attachments: #1 Exhibit 1, #2 Exhibit 2, #3 Exhibit 3, #4 Exhibit 4, #5 Exhibit 5, #6 Exhibit 6, #7 Exhibit 7, #8 Civil Cover Sheet, #9 Summon(s) The Florida Bar, #10 Summon(s) Michael J. Higer, #11 Summon(s) John F. Harkness, #12 Summon(s) Lori S. Holcomb, #13 Summon(s) Jacquelyn P. Needelman, #14 Summon(s) Gold and Associates, P.A., #15 Summon(s) Mark S. Gold, #16 Summon(s) Ted L. Hollander, #17 Summon(s) Robert Azcano, #18 Summon(s) Jeffery R. Lotter, #19 Summon(s) Robert R. Willhoit)(Abadin, Ramon)

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EXHIBIT 1 I The Florida Bar John F. Harkness, Jr. Executive Director 444 Brickell Avenue Rivergate P laza, Suite M-100 Miami, F lorida 33131-2404 (305) 377-4445 www.FLORIOABAR.org December 28, 2016 Christopher Riley 2425 Indian Mound Trail Coral Gables, FL 33134 Re: Unlicensed Practice of Law Investigation of Christopher Riley/TIK.D.com Case No. 20174035(1 lB) Dear Mr. Riley: We have opened an Wllicensed practice of law file to determine the specific services provided by TIKD.com based on the article published in the Miami Herald on December 15, 2016. Please provide the following information: 1. From start to finish, how does your business handle traffic ticket defense for others and specifically who does what? 2. How do you guarantee no points? 3. Who provides the services and what exactly is done? 4. How are your services different than the services of an attorney? How are you not handling a legal matter for a client? 5. What basic questions do the customers answer on your wt::bsite? 6. What is the criteria for determining if TIKD will accept a ticket? 7. Does the consumer hire TIKD or are they hiring an attorney through your business? 8. Does TIKD use attorneys to fight the tickets? If yes, h ow does this work? 9. Who pays the attorney and who hires the attorney? 10. Who handles the traffic tickets? 1 11 ยท The article said of several dozen tickets all have been dismissed without points on the co~sumer's records. Does this mean guilty pleas have been entered and adjudicatio~ of ~oints has been withheld? Who enters these pleas? Does the client understand th~ ncket is not always dismissed and the significance of entering a plea? Is anything explamed to the client? If yes, by who? 12. Are you a registered lawyer referral service? Please provide a written response on or before January 17, 2017. Responses should not exceed 25 pages and may refer to any additional documents or exhibits that are available on request. A reply from you will assist my office in determining whether this is a matter which should be referred to an unlicensed practice of law committee. Any response by you will become a part of the UPL record in this matter and become accessible to the public upon closure of the case. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Jhr111fj~ Jacquelyn Plasner Needelman Bar Counsel Unlicensed Practice of Law Department - Miami JPN:ah 2

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