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Ethics and Consumer Protection Division 

Lawyer Regulation


John T. Berry, Director
Kathryn Nelson, Administrative Assistant (850) 561-5774

Lawyer Regulation
Adria Quintela, Director
Arne Vanstrum, Assistant Director
Monica Burkes, Legal Secretary (850) 561-5775

Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
Shanell Schuyler, Director
Susan Austin, Program Administrator (850) 561-5719

Ethics and Consumer Protection Division
Lori S. Holcomb, Director (850) 561-3188
For questions about ethics or lawyer advertising, please call the Ethics Hotline at (800) 235-8619

Diversity and Inclusion
Arnell Bryant-Willis, Diversity Initiatives Manager
Briana Wilson, Program Coordinator
Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
Rebecca Bandy, Director
Vacant, Assistant Director
Elizabeth Davis, Project Coordinator (850) 561-5743
Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel
William Spillias, Counsel
Jeffrey T. Picker, Assistant Counsel
Melanie Woodall, Administrative Secretary III (850) 561-5840
Ethics & Advertising Department
Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
Assistant Ethics Counsel: Joy A. Bruner, Huy-Yen T. Cam, Gail E. Ferguson, Jonathan Grab, Jeffrey M. Hazen, LiliJean Quintiliani and Kelly N. Smith.
Rule Amendments
Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
(850) 561- 5780
Florida Registered Paralegal Program
(850) 561-5840
Shannon Fleming, FRP Assistant DirectorClients’ Security Fund
P.J. Osborne, Administrator (850) 561-5812


Lawyer Regulation

Allison Carden Sackett , 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

Sheila M. Tuma, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
4200 George J. Bean Parkway Suite 2580
Tampa, Florida 33607-1496
(813) 875-9821
Circuits: 6, 12, 13, 20
Bar Counsel: Troy Lovell, Lindsey Guinand, Chardean Hill, Lisa B. Hurley, Matthew Flicker and Katrina Brown.

Unlicensed Practice of Law
Maria L. Torres, Branch UPL Counsel
Carol B. Sullivan, Legal Secretary
(813) 875-9821, ext. 4323

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, Patricia A. T. Savitz, Keshara D. Cowans, Carrie Lee, Karen Bankowitz and Laura N. Gryb

Unlicensed Practice of Law
Ghunise Coaxum, Branch UPL Counsel
Carolyn Thompson, Legal Secretary
(407) 425-0473

Ft. Lauderdale
Alan Pascal, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
Lake Shore Plaza II
1300 Concord Terrace Suite 130
Sunrise, FL 33323
Circuits: 15, 17
Bar Counsel: Michael D. Soifer, 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 Secretary
(954) 835-0233, ext. 4148

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: William Mulligan, Jennifer Falcone, Tonya Avery, Patrick Russell and Thomas A. Kroeger.

Unlicensed Practice of Law
Jacquelyn P. Needelman, Branch UPL Counsel
Andrea Hensley, Legal Secretary
(305) 377-4445, ext.4218