Jacksonville attorney suspended

David Andrew Taylor III also ordered to attend ethics school.


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The Florida Bar announced Dec. 29 that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 13 attorneys, disbarring four, suspending seven, reprimanding one and revoking the license of one.

In Jacksonville, attorney David Andrew Taylor III, 233 E. Bay St., Suite 1020, is suspended for 60 days, effective 30 days from a Dec. 8 court order, and ordered to attend ethics school within 60 days of the court order.

According to an investigation conducted by The Florida Bar, a retainer agreement drafted by Taylor and signed by his client was not in compliance with ethical rules because Taylor did not advise the client in writing to seek the advice of independent counsel.

Taylor also failed to properly supervise an attorney in his law firm who violated the advertising rules.

The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation are charged with administering a statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the more than 110,000 members of the Bar.