THE FLORIDA BAR v. MICHAEL KEVIN RATHEL

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s) v. MICHAEL KEVIN RATHEL Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC17-1590

Decided: November 01, 2017

This is before the Court on The Florida Bar's Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause.

The Court having issued its Order to Show Cause to respondent and respondent having failed to file a response to said Order to Show Cause,

IT IS ORDERED that respondent is held in contempt of this Court's order. As a sanction, respondent is disbarred from the practice of law in the State of Florida. Respondent is currently suspended; therefore this disbarment is effective immediately. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). Respondent is further directed to comply with the terms of the Court's orders in Florida Bar v. Rathel, No. SC16-1024, 2017 WL 1089567 (Fla. Mar. 23, 2017), and Florida Bar v. Rathel, No. SC17-459, 2017 WL 2535158 (Fla. June 12, 2017), prior to applying for readmission.

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Michael Kevin Rathel in the amount of $1,250.00, 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 disbarment.

A True Copy Test:

John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court

lg Served:

ARNE CARL VANSTRUM

MICHAEL KEVIN RATHEL

ADRIA E. QUINTELA

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

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