THE FLORIDA BAR v. PETER STAMAS

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Complainant(s) v. PETER G. STAMAS Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC16-2092

Decided: January 18, 2017

The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Contempt alleging that the Respondent has failed to respond to official bar inquiries. This Court issued an Order to Show Cause to the Respondent to respond by a date certain why he should not be held in contempt and sanctioned. The Respondent alleges that he has now responded to the inquiries albeit not in a timely manner. Thereafter, The Florida Bar filed a “Notice of Compliance and Response to Respondent's Response to Order to Show Cause,” stating that Respondent responded to the Bar's inquiries, albeit not in a timely manner. The Court takes very seriously every attorney's obligation to completely and timely respond to inquiries made by The Florida Bar. Therefore, because this Respondent did not respond to the inquiries in a timely manner, Peter G. Stamas is hereby held in contempt and is hereby publicly reprimanded.

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Peter G. Stamas in the amount of $1,250.00, for which sum let execution issue.

NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED.

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Test:

John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, JJ., and PERRY, SENIOR JUSTICE, concur.

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