Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, David Garrett Blake of Tampa has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement,

Blake was suspended for one year effective 30 days after the Florida Supreme Court’s order dated January 6, 2022, for violation of the following Rules Regulating the Florida Bar: Rule 3-4.3 (Misconduct and Minor Misconduct); Rule 4-1.1 (Competence); Rule 4-1.2 (Objectives and Scope of Representation); Rule 4-1.3 (Diligence); Rule 4-1.4 (Communication); Rule 4-1.4(a) (Communication: Informing Client of Status of Representation); Rule 4-1.4(b) (Communication: Duty to Explain Matters to Client); Rule 4-1.6 (Confidentiality of Information); Rule 4-1.16(d) (Declining or Terminating Representation: Protection of Client’s Interests); Rule 4-2.1 (Adviser); Rule 4-3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions); Rule 4-3.2 (Expediting Litigation); Rule 4-5.1 (Responsibilities of Partners, Managers, and Supervisory Lawyers); Rule 4-8.1 (Bar Admission and Disciplinary Matters); Rule 4-8.4(a) (Misconduct: A Lawyer shall not violate or attempt to violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, knowingly assist or induce another to do so, or do so through the acts of another); Rule 4-8.4(c) (Misconduct: A lawyer shall not engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation); and Rule 4-8.4(d) (Misconduct: A lawyer shall not engage in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice).

Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Blake’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Chris Phillips, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Tampa Branch Office, P.O. Box 270729, Tampa 33688, 813-875-9821, cphillips@floridabar.org.

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