The Fla. Bar v. Pereda, SC22-770

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Florida
PartiesTHE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s) v. ROBERT PEREDA Respondent(s)
Decision Date17 June 2022
Docket NumberSC22-770

THE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s)
v.

ROBERT PEREDA Respondent(s)

No. SC22-770

Supreme Court of Florida

June 17, 2022


NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE MOTION FOR REHEARING, AND IF FILED, DETERMINED.

Lower Tribunal No(s).: 2022-30, 461(11K)(MES); 2022-30, 475(11K); 2022-30, 490(11K); 2022-30, 517(11K); 2022-70, 320(11K); 2022-70, 422(11K); 2022-70, 537(11K)

The Petition for Emergency Suspension filed pursuant to Rule 3-5.2 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar is approved and it is hereby ordered that Respondent is suspended from the practice of law until further order of this Court. Respondent is hereby ordered to:

A. Immediately:

1. Accept no new clients from the date of this Court's order of emergency suspension;

2. Initiate no litigation on behalf of clients from the date of this Court's order of emergency suspension;

3. Provide a copy of this Court's order of emergency suspension to all courts, tribunals, or adjudicative agencies before which Robert Pereda is counsel of record; all state, federal, or administrative bars of which Respondent is a member; all clients; all co-counsel; and all opposing counsel, as required by Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). Respondent shall also fully comply with Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 3-6.1, if applicable;

4. Cease withdrawing or disbursing any money from any trust account or other financial institution account holding funds of clients or third parties in Respondent's possession in connection with legal representation or funds of third parties in

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connection with Respondent's service as a fiduciary including, but not limited to, personal representative, guardian, or trustee, until further order of this Court, a judicial referee appointed by this Court, or by order of the circuit court in an inventory attorney proceeding instituted under Rule 1-3.8;

5. Not transfer any ownership of any real or personal property purchased in whole or in part with funds of clients or third parties in connection with legal representation or with funds of third parties in connection with Respondent's service as a fiduciary including, but not limited to, personal representative, guardian, or trustee, without approval of this Court, a judicial referee appointed by this Court, or by order of the circuit court in an inventory attorney proceeding instituted under Rule 1-3.8;

6. Deposit any fees or other sums received in connection with the practice of law or employment as a...

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