The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined nine attorneys, disbarring one, suspending seven, and reprimanding one. One attorney was placed on probation and two were ordered to pay restitution.
Gavin David Caddy, 733 S.W. 13th Ave., Apt. 4, Ft. Lauderdale, suspended for 91 days, effective 30 days following a November10 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) Caddy filed a frivolous case and a trial court sanctioned him and his client. In other matters, Caddy failed to appear at a court hearing; failed to comply with a court’s directions regarding billing; and failed to comply with discovery deadlines. Caddy entered a stipulation as to probable cause, conditional guilty plea, and consent judgment for discipline. (Case No: SC20-1160)
Jeanine L. Cohen, P.O. Box 7277, Wesley Chapel, suspended for 30 days effective 30 days following a November18 court order. (Admitted to practice: 1997) While representing a client in an appeal of an order denying a post-conviction motion, Cohen failed to comply with multiple orders and correspondence from the appellate court that required her to provide responses and/or file an initial brief. The appellate court dismissed the appeal for failure to file an initial brief. After the appellate court reinstated the appeal with the client appearing pro se, Cohen again failed to comply with an order from the court requiring a response and documents to be filed. (Case No: SC20-1636)