The Supreme Court of Florida issued an order on December 14, 2023, to publicly reprimand attorney Peter J. Parlow for violating professional conduct rules.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Peter J. Parlow,” with case no. SC2023-1202.

The case began on August 24, 2023 when The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Parlow. According to the subsequent referee’s report filed on November 29, 2023, Parlow had previously received an order of public reprimand from Massachusetts on January 24, 2023 for violating Massachusetts Rule of Professional Conduct 4.2.

Rule 4.2 prohibits lawyers from communicating with persons represented by counsel regarding the subject of representation without consent. The Massachusetts order served as conclusive proof of Parlow’s misconduct in Florida under Florida’s rules of reciprocal discipline.

The Florida referee’s report found Parlow guilty of violating the Massachusetts professional conduct rule and recommended he receive a public reprimand and pay The Florida Bar’s costs of $1,301.45. The report reviewed the details of Parlow’s personal and professional history, noting he had been a member of the Florida Bar since 1997 with no prior discipline.

On December 14, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida approved the uncontested referee’s report as laid out in its order. The order publicly reprimanded Parlow and entered judgment for The Florida Bar to recover $1,301.45 in costs from Parlow.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Parlow is a criminal defense attorney in Lowell, Massachusetts. He attended the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center, graduating in 1995. He acquired his law license in Florida in 1997.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.