Former Marshall Watson (Choice Legal Group) Robo-Signers, Patricia Arango and Caryn Graham, Suspended by Florida Bar

Supreme Court
January 31, 2014
CONTACT: Karen Y. Kirksey;
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The Florida Bar 

Summaries of orders issued Nov. 13 – Dec. 13, 2013


The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 21 attorneys; disbarring one, suspending 17 and publicly reprimanding three. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. They were also placed on probation.

As an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation are charged with administering a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the 98,000-plus lawyers admitted to practice law in Florida. Key discipline case files that are public record are posted to attorneys’ individual online Florida Bar profiles. To view discipline documents, follow these steps. Additional information on the discipline system and how to file a complaint are available at

Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline. Disbarred lawyers may not re-apply for admission for five years. They are required to go through an extensive process that rejects many who apply. It includes a rigorous background check and retaking the bar exam. Historically, less than five percent of disbarred lawyers seek readmission.

Patricia Ann Arango, 
1800 N.W. 49th St., Suite 120, Fort Lauderdale, suspended for 30 days, effective Dec. 13, 2013, following a Dec. 5, 2013, court order. (Admitted to practice: 2001) As a non-supervisory and supervisory attorney, Arango did not identify, correct or manage an aspect of a fast-growing litigation division. That resulted in notaries notarizing signatures executed without the presence or active involvement of a lawyer. (Case No. SC13-1929)

Caryn Alina Graham, 
P.O. Box 654436, Miami, suspended for 60 days, effective Dec. 13, 2013, following a Dec. 5, 2013, court order. (Admitted to practice: 2001) As a supervising/managing attorney for a law firm, Graham failed to properly manage some aspects of the fast-growing company. It resulted in numerous problems, including: failure of some attorneys to appear in court before judges in approximately 22 cases; failure to timely cancel foreclosure sales and/or failure to file a publication notice and pay the clerks fees; failure to promptly notify the court or file a substitution of lead counsel for those cases assigned to attorneys who left the law firm, and notaries notarized signatures executed outside their presence. (Case No. SC13-1931)


7 Responses to “Former Marshall Watson (Choice Legal Group) Robo-Signers, Patricia Arango and Caryn Graham, Suspended by Florida Bar”
  1. James Smith says:

    My friends, I desperately need your help. After reviewing my Assignment of Deed of Trust I noticed some things that were definitely wrong. The assignment is with Citi Mortgage. The first thing I notice is that it was dated July 26, 2013, which is really crazy because the transaction was conducted back in 2006. The second thing that jumped out at me was the Signature. It is signed by a Geraldine Ann Belinski and her title is Vice President, so I decided to track down this Vice President. I finally reached the office where she worked at Citi Mortgage and I asked to speak to Vice President Belinski. Low and behold the Gentleman that answered the phone stated that she was not the vice president but a mere processor. So armed with that information and some issues with my second mortgage with Wells Fargo, which is securitized I decided to file a complaint with the Office of Comptroller of Currency. My complaint was based on the fact that there is a Cease and Desist order against both banks to stop the robo signing. I have not yet received a response from Wells Fargo, but Citi responded by saying “Our records indicate Geraldine A. Belinski is a certified appointed signor for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.” What I need help with is, I need to know if she can in fact work for Citi and be a certified appointed signor for MER’s as they stated. Also is she signing the document as a Citi Vice President or MERS Vice President. I need to know because if this is in fact illegal Im going to keep pushing this up the Government Chain of Command until I get some answers. It makes no sense to me that they would initiate a Cease and Desist Order and not take any action when the banks are still clearly doing this. The other thing I am trying to find out is if the Citi Mortgage is a securitized loan. I know for a fact that my second lien is with Wells Fargo and it is Void because they posted it years after the cut off date. Thanks for your help in this matter James. 443-677-2799.

    • Carl Harris says:

      You need to pay close attention to the dates on the documents. Allot of times they’ll claim they sent you a “Notice of Default” and if your Assignment was Fabricated after the letter date it is illogical to sent out a notice prematurely. In addition if they filed a previous case but did a Voluntary dismissal look to see if the complaint mentions a “Lost, Destroyed or Stolen” Note there is a good chance that is a forgery.

  2. j Alonzo says:

    Wow! Pam Bondi should be informed, so her office can file criminal charges on this firm and attorneys. Oh wait!! Pam Bondi along with Rick Scott work for the banks and so do all their Democratic friends. Never mind Pam, just keep putting sheeple in our jails for simple possession
    of a JOINT! So we can keep the wheels of justice spinning.

  3. rene says:

    30 days? This is ridiculous! People have lost their homes, land and lives to the identity theft and trespass on their likeness, the land records are full of fraud, the state of Florida loses millions of dollars to these crimes and these lawyers have a 30 day suspension and it is big news? Okay, what am I missing? THESE ARE FELONIES! Heaven forbid some got a public reprimanding? oh my! COME ON!! JAIL THE CROOKS AND GIVE BACK THE HO– USES AND $$ for DAMAGES!! We hope the families who were harmed get help!

    • j alonzo says:

      NO WAY JOSE!!! We are SHEEP! Dont you know by now that the New World Order two Party system Democrats and Republicans make sure no one associated with their masters, the Banks! Get touched. Jails are made for SHEEP! WAKE UP SHEEP!

      • Mary had a little Lamb.... says:

        I agree with all of the above. “WE ARE LEGION” A great OCCUPY DOCUMENTARY really sums it up, together WE ARE POWERFUL, and though sometimes improperly portrayed, the message of OCCUPY holds true. The banks are too big and wield too much power. Dont think the government isnt aware of the massive anger felt by so many….just about to boil over…..waiting and watching….cause you KNOW ITS COMING……

  4. sandra says:

    why are these so called people getting away with all the damages they have cause with a slap on the werist.

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