On Monday, January 29, 2024, the Supreme Court of Florida suspended James Dalton Saunders from practicing law in the state.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. James Dalton Saunders,” with case no. SC2024-0126.

According to a Notice of Judgment of Guilt filed by The Florida Bar on January 29, 2024, Saunders was convicted in Ohio on two felony counts of election fraud in August 2023. He was found guilty of illegally voting in both Ohio and Florida in the 2020 presidential election and the 2022 general election.

In response to the felony convictions, The Florida Bar filed the Notice of Judgment of Guilt with the Florida Supreme Court to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Saunders. The Bar argued Saunders violated Bar rules prohibiting criminal conduct that reflects poorly on a lawyer’s fitness to practice.

The Supreme Court’s order suspended Saunders from practicing law in Florida. The suspension will take effect in 30 days to allow Saunders to protect existing clients during the transition. He must follow rules for notifying clients, providing files to new counsel, and accepting no new cases.

The Disposition states:

“The Florida Bar having filed on January 29, 2024, a Notice of Judgment of Guilt, it is ordered that James Dalton Saunders is suspended from The Florida Bar pursuant to 3-7.2(f) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar,”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Saunders is a tax attorney in Washington, D.C. He attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He acquired his law license in Florida in 1998.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.