By Charles Elmore – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
One state legislator calls it “ridiculous.”
A West Palm Beach lawyer whose firm collected about $5 million in a controversial role as “coach in the press box” for other attorneys at Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has stopped doing that job at least a year ahead of a maximum contract term — and now he’s switching sides.
“We are extraordinarily disappointed that Scott has taken that position,” Citizens CEO Barry Gilway told The Palm Beach Post.
“It’s ridiculous,” said state Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, a public adjuster who tried in vain to persuade Citizens board members to vote against a contract with the West Palm Beach law firm. “Now he’s soliciting clients with the free education he got.”