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Attorneys suspended, commercials taken off air

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Still from a Winters and Yonker commercial. Still from a Winters and Yonker commercial.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two attorneys often seen on local advertising commercials have been pulled from the air.

The commercials for Winters and Yonker have been pulled from the air-waves in Louisville and in Florida after the Tampa attorneys who head the law firm were suspended for misconduct.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the personal injury lawyers, who have long advertised themselves as "the aggressive attorneys," were suspended Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court.

Their suspensions came after the court ruled they were illegally aggressive when they tried to raid clients from their former boss to start their partnership 11 years ago.

William Winters has been suspended for 91 days and Marc Yonker for 60 days.

Thursday's order gave Winters and Yonker 30 days "to close out their practice and protect the interests of existing clients."

Yonker may resume his practice after his suspension. Winters must apply for re-instatement due to the fact his suspension exceeds 90 days.

Currently, neither men are not allowed to accept any new clients or cases.

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