On Thursday, December 21, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida suspended attorney Mark Edwin Heimendinger from the practice of law for two years after he admitted guilt to four criminal charges.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Mark Edwin Heimendinger,” with case no. SC2023-1224.
On August 25, 2023, Heimendinger entered a plea of no contest in Seminole County Circuit Court to charges of aggravated assault, carrying a concealed firearm, improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon, and battery. For the felony charges, the court withheld adjudication and sentenced Heimendinger to 60 months of probation. For the misdemeanor charges, the court sentenced the respondent to 2 days imprisonment, with credit for 2 days time served.
Following his arrest, The Florida Bar filed a notice of determination of guilt against Heimendinger based on his no-contest plea. The Supreme Court entered an order on August 31, 2023, suspending Heimendinger. In her November 2023 report, referee Janet Carney Croom found Heimendinger guilty of violating state bar rules and recommended a two-year suspension based on criminal charges and consent judgment. Croom also recommended that Heimendinger undergo a substance abuse evaluation and show proof of rehabilitation prior to reinstatement.
On December 21, 2023, an order from the Supreme Court approved Croom’s uncontested report and suspended Heimendinger for two years, effective immediately. He must also pay $1,518.36 in costs to The Florida Bar. The order directs Heimendinger to comply with all terms of the referee’s report and consent judgment.
The Disposition states:
“The uncontested report of the referee is approved and Respondent is suspended from the practice of law for two years. Respondent is currently suspended; therefore, this suspension is effective immediately.”
According to avvo.com, Mr. Heimendinger is a real estate attorney in Oviedo, Florida. He attended the Emory University School of Law, graduating in 2001. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2016.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.