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Files with dividers that read, "Insurance" "Fraud," "Claims" and "Under investigation. Photo: Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.com Citizen’s Insurance and the Florida Bar provided a detailed look at how one attorney conducted business over a period of several years. (Photo: Olivier Le Moal/Shutterstock.com)

Before the Florida Bar filed an ethics complaint against Coral Gables litigator Scot Strems, he was already a familiar name in the insurance industry.

Accused by the Florida Bar of sitting “at the head of a vast campaign of unprofessional, unethical and fraudulent conduct” across the state, Strems has new legal troubles: a suit from Citizens Property Insurance, accusing him of conspiring with third parties to defraud the insurer out of millions. He is also facing a putative class action from former clients.

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