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Grievance Committees
Eighth Circuit Grievance Committee "B"

Grievance committees are made up of volunteer members, at least one-third of whom are not lawyers. Each of Florida's 20 judicial circuits has at least one such committee. The grievance committee reviews complaints with much the same purpose as a grand jury. That is, the committee decides, after a case is submitted to them by bar counsel, whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida and whether discipline against the lawyer appears to be warranted.
Staff Contact    James K. Fisher
James H McCarty, Jr. Chair Gainesville  July, 2017
Mary Elizabeth Adkins Vice Chair Gainesville  January, 2018
Carl B Schwait Designated Reviewer Gainesville  June, 2017
Thomas George DePeter Attorney Member Lake City  January, 2018
Canaan Reuben Goldman Attorney Member Gainesville  June, 2019
Daniel Rex Owen Attorney Member Gainesville  October, 2019
Nick G. Zissimopulos Attorney Member Gainesville  January, 2020
Louis Kalivoda *Public Member Gainesville  June, 2019
Jo Snider *Public Member Gainesville  April, 2019
Jon Visscher *Public Member Gainesville  October, 2018
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