The Florida Supreme Court has disbarred Coral Gables attorney Scot Strems, saying he grossly mismanaged his law firm, engaged in professional misconduct and repeatedly filed “frivolous” insurance claims.

In a Dec. 22 ruling in two Florida Bar complaints against Strems, the high court agreed with findings of fact submitted by a referee in both cases, but justices stopped short of saying that the attorney should be permanently disbarred.

“Although (Strems) has certainly engaged in ethically questionable behavior, he has not demonstrated that he is not amenable to rehabilitation,” the court’s opinion states. “Permanent disbarment is warranted only where an attorney’s conduct indicates he or she engages in a persistent course of unrepentant and egregious misconduct and is beyond redemption.”