The Florida Bar

Board Disciplinary Review Committee

The Disciplinary Review Committee (“DRC”) oversees the prosecution and appeals for disciplinary violations by Florida lawyers, recommends policy on lawyer regulation and discipline matters, and reviews and makes recommendations on disciplinary actions that require review of the Board of Governors or for which a Board member requests discussion.

The committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Board concerning disciplinary actions at all stages of the lawyer regulation process. DRC reviews each report of referee issued as a result of a disciplinary hearing prior to review and final determination by the Florida Supreme Court. The committee makes recommendations to the Board on whether to appeal to the Florida Supreme Court the referee’s factual findings, conclusions of law and recommendations of discipline.

The committee is also involved in reviewing pre-trial disciplinary matters pursuant to the procedures set forth in Chapter 3, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Such review includes matters pending before the local grievance committees (composed of lawyers and public members in the respondent’s judicial circuit who determine whether there is probable cause that the respondent committed a disciplinary violation warranting discipline). Each grievance committee has a Board of Governors member from that circuit assigned to serve as its designated reviewer, who may refer grievance committee decisions to DRC for review. These matters include designated reviewer requests for review of grievance committee probable cause findings, reports of minor misconduct and other actions. DRC also reviews grievance committee requests to defer cases.

DRC also reviews proposed consent judgments to resolve disciplinary complaints prior to hearing, requests for payment plans for costs, Clients’ Security Fund claims and other matters within the committee’s authority and purview.

Mary Ann Morgan Chair Winter Park  2017
Wayne Lawrence Helsby Chair-elect Winter Park  2017
O John Alpizar Palm Bay  2017
Deborah B Baker-Egozi Miami  2017
Brian David Burgoon Atlanta  2017
Joshua Truman Chilson Clearwater  2017
Fred Douglas Franklin Jacksonville  2017
John H Hickey Miami  2017
Jay Kim Fort Lauderdale  2017
Sam Nicholas Masters Daytona Beach  2017
Sharon B Middleton *Ponte Vedra  2017
Katherine Hurst Miller New Smyrna Beach  2017
Adam Todd Rabin West Palm Beach  2017
Adam Glenn Rabinowitz Fort Lauderdale  2017
Bruce Wayne Robinson Lake City  2017
Wayne LaRue Smith Key West  2017
Lawrence W Tyree *Orlando  2017
Melissa VanSickle Tallahassee  2017
F. Scott Westheimer Sarasota  2017
Zackary T Zuroweste Clearwater  2017
* Public Member

Grievance Agenda

[Revised: 7-1-2016]