THE FLORIDA BAR v. SCOTT LOWELL PODVIN

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Complainant(s) v. SCOTT LOWELL PODVIN Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC17-115

Decided: February 16, 2017

The conditional guilty plea and consent judgment for discipline are approved and respondent is suspended from the practice of law for eighteen months, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies this Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the suspension effective immediately. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). In addition, respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed until he is reinstated. Respondent is further directed to comply with all other terms and conditions of the consent judgment.

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Scott Lowell Podvin in the amount of $2,357.10, for which sum let execution issue.

Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of this suspension.

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Test:

John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court

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Served:

PATRICK RUSSELL

SCOTT LOWELL PODVIN

ADRIA E. QUINTELA

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

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