Historic City News was advised that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 24 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the licenses of four, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding seven. Five attorneys were also placed on probation.
According to The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, one attorney of local interest is David Andrew Taylor, III, 233 E. Bay St., Suite 1020, Jacksonville.
Taylor, who was admitted to practice in 1997, approached and engaged in conversation about a case with opposing counsel’s client in the absence of the attorney.
He also allowed his assistant to meet with inmates at the St. Johns County Jail and provide Taylor’s promotional information. Some had contacted Taylor first, others had not.
Taylor’s staff members also mailed promotional materials to a correctional facility to inmates who had not previously established contact with his office.
Taylor will be publically reprimanded by publication and placed on probation according to a March 24th court order. (Case No. SC16-10)