The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 14 attorneys, disbarring four, suspending eight, reprimanding one, and revoking the licenses of one. One attorney was placed on probation.

Elizabeth Jayne Anderson, 1630 Bridgewater Drive, Lake Mary, suspended for three years retroactive to November 7, 2019, and suspended for 91 days to run consecutive to the three-year suspension, effective immediately following a March 7 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) In case number SC18-1646, Anderson failed to maintain her seven law office trust accounts in compliance with the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, resulting in shortages in excess of $120,000. Anderson’s inadequate recordkeeping practices and poor supervision of her staff created a situation where trust funds were deposited to wrong accounts and Anderson misused client trust funds. In case number SC19-1340, Anderson handled an initial consultation with one client of the law firm in which she was an independent contractor. Several months later, the client emailed Anderson for an update in her matter, believing that Anderson was her attorney. Anderson advised that the law firm had closed but promised to complete her matter. Anderson failed to tell the client of her emergency suspension, which precluded Anderson from providing the client with any further legal services. (Case Nos. SC18-1646 and SC19-1340)

Jorge Henrique Angulo, 5223 Park Blvd. N., Suite 101, Pinellas Park, suspended for six months effective 30 days following a March 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1999) Angulo instructed his client in a criminal matter to lie to the court during the client’s sentencing hearing about Angulo’s guarantee to the client that he would receive a downward departure in sentencing. (Case No: SC21-1323)