The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 16 attorneys, disbarring four, revoking the license of three, suspending seven and publicly reprimanding two.

Benjamin Waldo Buck, Jr., 503 E. Jackson St., #260, Tampa, disciplinary revocation with leave to seek readmission after five years, effective 30 days following an August 17 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2015) Buck tendered a petition for disciplinary revocation based on allegations of engaging in a pattern of neglect and failure to communicate with his clients. Buck also failed to appear at numerous hearings and failed to respond to orders to show cause in cases across the state of Florida. (Case No. SC23-0214)

Paul Wesley Darby, 221 N. Joanna Ave., Tavares, suspended for 10 days and placed on probation for three years with monitoring by Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., effective 30 days following an August 3 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2009) In 2021, Darby pled no contest to Reckless Driving with Alcohol and Refusal to Submit to Chemical/Physical Test. In 2022, in a separate misdemeanor matter, Darby pled guilty to Leaving the Scene of a Crash. Darby then violated his probation with an arrest and no contest plea to Driving Under the Influence (1 Prior Conviction) and Refusal to Submit to Chemical/Physical Test. He was credited with time served and received a 12-month period of probation with special conditions. (Case No. SC23-0417)

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