Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Andrew Arthur Bevan has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.
In a June 26, 2008, order from the Supreme Court, Bevan’s petition for reinstatement was denied. The report of referee was disapproved because there was insufficient evidence of rehabilitation and the referee’s finding that Bevan did not violate a court order was “clearly erroneous.” The court found Bevan’s showing of positive action was insufficient as he had not meaningfully engaged in community or civic service.
The court suspended Bevan for 91 days effective October 11, 2004, for violation of the following Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Rule 3-4.3(Misconduct and Minor Misconduct); Rule 4-8.4(a) (Misconduct: A lawyer shall not violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another); and Rule 4-8.4(b) (Misconduct: A lawyer shall not commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects).
Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Bevan’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Steven L. Tindal, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar Tampa Branch Office, 4200 George L. Bean Parkway, Suite 2580, Tampa 33607-1496, phone (813) 875-9821.