The Florida Bar

Standing Committees
Unlicensed Practice Of Law

The Florida Supreme Court has delegated to The Florida Bar, as an official arm of the court, the duty to investigate and prosecute allegations of unlicensed practice of law. The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar establish one statewide Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law to supervise circuit unlicensed practice of law committees. There must be at least one unlicensed practice of law investigating committee in each circuit. The circuit committees investigate reports of unlicensed practice. Recommendations to file litigation must be approved by the standing committee. The standing committee in turn operates under the authority of the Board of Governors. When the Board of Governors approves, based on a recommendation from the Standing committee, the Bar may initiate litigation seeking a civil injunction.

The committee also has the authority to issue proposed formal advisory opinions on whether specific conduct constitutes the unlicensed practice of law. The proposed opinions are filed with the Supreme Court of Florida.

Staff Contact    William Spillias
Jeffrey Michael Kolokoff Chair Miami  2017
Joel D Fritton Vice Chair Brooksville  2018
Daniel John Schevis *Vice Chair Fort Lauderdale  2016
Kellie D. Scott Vice Chair Tallahassee  2018
Adam Glenn Rabinowitz Board Liaison Fort Lauderdale  2016
Manohar Athavale *Lake Worth  2017
Carsandra Denyce Buie Sanford  2016
Sui Chung Miami  2017
Gregory Ryan Cohen North Palm Beach  2016
Dwayne Lamont Dickerson Boca Raton  2016
Amy Dawn Envall Orlando  2018
Stanley M Giannet *Wesley Chapel  2017
Sean Jay Greene Port Saint Lucie  2016
Jerry R Hall *Tavares  2016
Jason Hunter Korn Naples  2017
Paulita E Kundid *Daytona Beach  2017
David Lanaux *Fort Myers  2017
Gino Martone *Lauderdale Lakes  2017
Donald Matsuura *Miami  2016
Nancy A. Murphy *Tallahassee  2017
Rosanna M Schachtele *Okeechobee  2016
Stephanie Surae St. Louis Orlando  2016
Oscar Syger Pembroke Pines  2016
Gary Van der Laan *Orlando  2016
Ellen Wile *Bradenton  2016
André Tylor Young Orlando  2016
* Public Member


[Revised: 7-1-2015]