St. Augustine attorney’s license revoked

Joseph Lester Boles Jr. can apply for readmission in five years.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 12:00 a.m. July 8, 2024
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The Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
The Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee.
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The state Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 11 attorneys, revoking the license of two, suspending six, admonishing one and reprimanding two.

One of the lawyers practiced in Northeast Florida.

The court revoked the license of Joseph Lester Boles Jr., 19 Riberia St. in St. Augustine, with leave to apply for readmission in five years effective 30 days following a May 30 court order.

According to the court, Boles, 71, engaged in a course of conduct in which he would provide a will without charge to people over the age of 65 and draft the documents, naming himself as the personal representative or successor trustee to potentially receive fees as part of the estate or trust.

In addition, he failed to follow the instructions of several testamentary documents while serving as the trustee and sold a decedent’s home to his daughter allegedly for lower than fair market value.

Boles also is ordered to pay $1,315 in costs to reimburse The Florida Bar for the investigation and prosecution.

Boles was mayor of St. Augustine from 2006-14.



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