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The Florida Bar offices closed on March 19, and certain staff are working remotely to continue essential functions. For more information, visit floridabar.org/covid19.
  • 850-561-5600
  • The Florida Bar
    651 E. Jefferson St.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Username/password questions? Call 1-866-854-5050 or email Member Records.

Please note: Florida Bar staff members cannot provide legal advice. Contact an attorney if you need advice on a specific legal problem.

Staff members whose extensions range from x5601 to x5859 can be dialed directly at 850-561+extension.

Attorney Consumer Assistance Program (Complaints) 850-561-5673, 1-866-352-0707
Board Certification 850-561-5842
Center for Professionalism 850-561-5747
Consumer Information 850-561-5834
Continuing Legal Education 850-561-5842
Diversity and Inclusion 850-561-3195
Ethics and Attorney Advertising 850-561-5780
Finance and Accounting 850-561-5832
Florida Registered Paralegal Program 850-561-5840
Human Resources 850-561-5714
Lawyer Referral Service 850-561-5844
Leadership Academy 850-561-3195
LegalFuel Practice Resource Center 805-561-5616
Membership Records 850-561-5832
Public Information 850-561-5834
Unlicensed Practice of Law (UPL) Headquarters, 850-561-5840
Ft. Lauderdale Branch, 954-835-0233
Miami Branch, 305-377-4445
Orlando Branch, 407-420473
Tampa Branch, 813-875-9821

Please note: Florida Bar staff members cannot provide legal advice. Contact an attorney if you need advice on a specific legal problem.

Staff members whose extensions range from x5601 to x5859 can be dialed directly at 850-561+extension.

Accounting and budgeting x5831
Applications for victims of attorney theft x5812
Attorney advertising x5780
Attorney complaints x5673
Attorney discipline statistics X5839
Board Certification See list
CLE accreditation x5842, x3150
CLE Registration x5831
CLE requirements and credit x5842
Diversity and inclusion x3195
Employment opportunities x3179
Ethics Hotline (for Bar Members) 800-235-8619
Fee arbitration x5673
Florida Bar committees See list
Florida Bar News and Journal x5688, x5687
General ethics questions (For Bar Members) x5780
Grievance mediation x5673
Judicial Nominating Procedures x5662
Lawyer referral x5844 x5775
Lawyer regulation x5839
Lawyer Statistics x5649
Legal publications x5706
Media inquiries x5834 x5666
Meetings & Convention x5830
Membership fees x5832
Membership records x5832
Mentoring x5747
Practice resources (LegalFuel) x5616
Professionalism x5747
Proof of membership x5832
Public records request X5839
Sections and Divisions See list
Speakers Bureau x5834 x5666
Special Appointments x5670
Voluntary Bars x5834 x5666
Website issues, questions x5820

Please note: Florida Bar staff members cannot provide legal advice. Contact an attorney if you need advice on a specific legal problem.

Headquarters

Allison Carden Sackett, Division Director
Donald Dunn, Legal Administrator
Christine Mitchell, Legal Administrative Secretary IV, 850-561-5774

Lawyer Regulation

Patricia Ann Toro Savitz, Staff Counsel
Christine Mitchell, Legal Administrative Secretary IV, 850-561-5774

Attorney Consumer Assistance Program

Shanell Schuyler, Director
Susan Austin, Program Administrator, 850-561-5719

Ethics and Consumer Protection Division

Gypsy Bailey, Director and General Counsel
Joni Hooks, Administrative Support IV, 850-561-5662
For questions about ethics or lawyer advertising, please call the Ethics Hotline at, 800-235-8619

Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel

William Spillias, UPL Counsel
Jeffrey T. Picker, Assistant Counsel
Melanie Woodall, Legal Administrative Secretary III, 850-561-5840

Ethics & Advertising

Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
Assistant Ethics Counsel: Joy A. Bruner, Huy-Yen Cam Bailey, Jonathan Grab, Jeffrey M. Hazen, LiliJean Quintiliani, Kelly N. Smith and Heather Telfer
850-561-5780

Rule Amendments

Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
850-561- 5780

Florida Registered Paralegal Program

Shannon Fleming, FRP Assistant Director
850-561-5840

Clients’ Security Fund

Celia Connell, 850-561-5812
Rick Courtemanche, 850-561-5788

Please note: Florida Bar staff members cannot provide legal advice. Contact an attorney if you need advice on a specific legal problem.

TALLAHASSEE LAWYER REGULATION

Alan Anthony Pascal, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300
850-561-5845

Circuits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 14

Bar Counsel

Olivia Paiva Klein, Shanee’ L. Hinson, Carlos Leon and Jim Fisher

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Karen Dexter, Branch UPL Counsel, 850-561-5840

TAMPA LAWYER REGULATION

Sheila M. Tuma, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
2002 N. Lois Ave., Ste. 300
Tampa, Florida 33607
813-875-9821

Circuits: 6, 12, 13, 20

Bar Counsel

Lisa B. Hurley, Katrina Brown, Lindsey Guinand, Kimberly Stephenson, Robyn Dillon and Evan Rosen

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Maria L. Torres, Branch UPL Counsel
Carol B. Sullivan, Legal Administrative Secretary
813-875-9821, ext. 4323

ORLANDO LAWYER REGULATION

Jan K. Wichrowski, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
The Gateway Center
1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625
Orlando, Florida 32801-1050
407-425-5424

Circuits: 5, 7, 9, 10, 18, 19

Bar Counsel

Kenneth Bryk, Carrie Lee, Karen Bankowitz Laura N. Gryb, Ashley Taylor Morrison and Daniel James Quinn

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Ghunise Coaxum, Branch UPL Counsel
Carolyn Thompson, Legal Administrative Secretary
407-425-0473, ext. 4421

FT. LAUDERDALE LAWYER REGULATION

William Mulligan, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
Lake Shore Plaza II
1300 Concord Terrace Suite 130
Sunrise, FL 33323
954-835-0233

Circuits: 15, 17, 20B

Bar Counsel

Joi L. Pearsall, Navin Ramnath, Frances Brown-Lewis, Randi K. Lazarus and Linda Gonzalez

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Algeisa Vazquez, Branch UPL Counsel
Diane Kinishi, Legal Administrative Secretary
954-835-0233, ext. 4148

MIAMI LAWYER REGULATION

Arlene K. Sankel, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
Suite M100, Rivergate Plaza
444 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131-2404
305-377-4445

Circuits: 11, 16

Bar Counsel

Jennifer Falcone, Tonya Avery, Keri Joseph and Rita Florez

Unlicensed Practice of Law

Jacquelyn P. Needelman, Branch UPL Counsel
Andrea Hensley, Legal Secretary
305-377-4445, ext. 4218