THE FLORIDA BAR v. BRIAN CHRISTOPHER MORRIS

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s) v. BRIAN CHRISTOPHER MORRIS Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC16-2154

Decided: February 09, 2017

The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause against respondent alleging that he failed to comply with a subpoena duces tecum for trust accounting records. This Court issued an order directing respondent to show cause why he should not be held in contempt or other discipline imposed for the reasons set forth in the Bar's petition. In his response, respondent alleges that he has now complied with the subpoena, and the Bar has filed a notice confirming his compliance, 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, Respondent, Brian Christopher Morris, 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 Brian Christopher Morris 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

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Served:

DAVID ROBERT RISTOFF

LAURA N. GRYB

ADRIA E. QUINTELA

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur.

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