On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a petition, before the Supreme Court of Florida, for contempt and order to show cause against Eduardo Julio Mejias, a suspended attorney, for noncompliance with the conditions of his suspension.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Eduardo Julio Mejias,” with case number 2024-90,013(OSC).
According to the petition, Mejias was suspended for two years effective July 24, 2023, following an order from the court. He was ordered to comply with Rule 3-5.1(h), which requires him to notify his clients, opposing counsel, tribunals, and all state, federal, and administrative bars of which he is a member of his suspension. Mejias was also required to provide a sworn affidavit to The Florida Bar within 30 days of the suspension listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities that were furnished a copy of the suspension order.
However, Mejias failed to comply with these conditions and did not submit the required affidavit. The Florida Bar notified Mejias of his noncompliance on August 29, 2023, but he still failed to respond. Due to this conduct, the bar is requesting the Court issue an order requiring Mejias to explain why he should not be held in contempt and be disbarred The Florida Bar is also seeking administrative costs of $1,250.00 against Mejias.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Mejias is a divorce and separation attorney in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, graduating in 1997. He acquired his law license in Florida in 1999.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.