Of fifteen disciplined attorneys two are in St Augustine



Historic City News was informed by The Florida Bar that two St Augustine lawyers are being disciplined; each is being placed on probation for their violations.

Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. The filing of such a motion does not alter the effective date of the discipline.

CLYDE M TAYLOR JR., 2303 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite L, Saint Augustine, to be publicly reprimanded by publication and further placed on probation for six months, following a November 12, 2015 court order.

Taylor, who was admitted to practice in 1970, was found to have maintained poor communication with a client resulting in the client filing unauthorized pro se documents in the case. (Case No. SC15-1887)


JOHN RICHARD GEIGER, P.O. Box 860217, St. Augustine, is suspended for 45 days effective 30 days from a November 5, 2015 court order. Further, Geiger is placed on probation for two years.

A Bar audit found that Geiger was not in substantial compliance with rules governing his client trust account. At times during the audit period, Geiger, who was admitted to practice in 1994, improperly commingled his trust funds with personal funds. (Case No. SC15-1886)

As an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation are charged with administering a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the 102,000-plus lawyers admitted to practice law in Florida. Key discipline case files that are public record are posted to attorneys’ individual online Florida Bar profiles.