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How to find public record attorney discipline information

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How to Find Public Attorney Discipline Information

The Florida Bar posts public record attorney discipline documents for the past 10 years.

Follow these steps:

  1. Click on Find A Lawyer.
  2. Enter first and last name of the lawyer. You may also enter a city, if you know it.  Click Search.
  3. Click on the name you’ve entered and you’ll be taken to the attorney’s page. Directly under the name you’ll see the status of the attorney, e.g., Member in Good Standing, Disbarred-Not eligible to practice, etc. You’ll also see attorney number, contact information and year of admittance to the Bar.
  4. 10-Year Discipline History¬†will indicate None or Show Details, and the sanction, action date and reference number will come up. Click on the green reference number. That will open a page with court documents, e.g., Supreme Court Order or Report of Referee. Click on each court document and you’ll find the details of the attorney’s case.

For public record discipline information for an attorney that occurred more than 10 years ago: Members of the public are asked to contact The Florida Bar via email at [email protected]. The Media should call Public Information and Bar Services at 850-561-5666. The public information office is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For public record discipline information on judges or to file a complaint against a judge, the public and the media should contact the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) at 850-488-1581.