On Monday, August 7, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida suspended attorney Joseph Anthony Sorce due to his involvement in reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury and possession of cocaine.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Joseph Anthony Sorce” with case no. SC2022-1100.
On July 20, 2022, it was stated that a conditional guilty plea and consent judgment had been filed in relation to attorney Sorce, who was subject to a disciplinary matter due to allegations of commingling personal and trust account funds. He acknowledged violating Rule 5-1.1 (a)(1) regarding commingling while submitting several mitigating factors such as his absence of a prior disciplinary record, personal struggles, and efforts to rectify the misconduct. The Florida Bar has approved the plea, which includes a public reprimand by publication and payment of the bar’s costs.
According to the notice of determination or judgment of guilt, Sorce entered a plea agreement in the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida. He pleaded nolo contendere to reckless driving with serious bodily injury and possession of cocaine, both third-degree felonies, as well as two counts of misdemeanor DUI with property damage/personal injury.
The Florida Bar requested that the court enter an order finding Sorce guilty of violating Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. In response, the Supreme Court of Florida approved the Florida Bar’s request to suspend Sorce.
The Order states:
“The Florida Bar having filed on August 7, 2023, Notice of Determination or Judgment of Guilt, it is ordered that Joseph Anthony Sorce is suspended from The Florida Bar pursuant to 3-7.2(f) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar”
Mr. Sorce practices in Coral Gables, Florida. He is licensed in Florida. His info can be found on floridabar.org
A copy of the original filing can be found here.