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Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee "A"

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    Jodi A. Thompson
Heather Mary Byrd Chair Sarasota  April, 2015
George Henry Mazzarantani Vice Chair Sarasota  May, 2016
F Scott Westheimer Designated Reviewer Sarasota  June, 2015
Thomas James McLaughlin Attorney Member Sarasota  April, 2017
William Eddins Partridge Attorney Member Sarasota  December, 2016
W Earl Varn Attorney Member Sarasota  February, 2017
L Norman Vaughan-Birch Attorney Member Sarasota  June, 2016
Karen Hough *Public Member Sarasota  September, 2015
Cathy Layton *Public Member Sarasota  May, 2016
Orion Marx *Public Member Sarasota  January, 2018
Kelly R. Saba *Public Member Sarasota  January, 2017
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