On Thursday, January 11, 2024, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order holding Glenn Burdette Grevengoed in contempt and issuing him a public reprimand for his failure to timely respond to a subpoena from The Florida Bar for trust account records.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Glenn Burdette Grevengoed,” with case no. SC2023-1378

The case stemmed from a grievance committee finding on September 20, 2023, that Grevengoed had not fully complied with a subpoena from The Florida Bar regarding his trust account documents. Grevengoed was initially served with the subpoena on June 20, 2023, and given a deadline of July 5, 2023, to provide the records. However, he failed to meet this deadline. Grevengoed spoke with a bar auditor and was granted an extension to July 20th of the same year, but again failed to fully comply with the subpoena.

When contacted by bar counsel, Grevengoed provided moving deadlines of July 28, 2023, and then August 9, 2023, to submit the remaining documents. However, as of the grievance committee hearing on September 20, 2023, Grevengoed still had not adequately responded to the subpoena or provided a valid explanation for his failure to comply. The committee found that Grevengoed’s non-compliance was willful. It then requested The Florida Bar file a petition for contempt with the Florida Supreme Court.

In response, the high court issued an order to show cause requiring Grevengoed to explain why he should not be held in contempt for failing to timely respond to the bar’s lawful subpoena. The Florida Bar subsequently filed a notice of compliance indicating Grevengoed had finally provided all the requested records, albeit belatedly. In its January 11, 2024 order, the Supreme Court acknowledged Grevengoed’s records were now complete, but stated it takes attorneys’ obligations to fully and promptly respond to bar inquiries very seriously.

As a result, the court held Grevengoed in contempt and issued him a public reprimand for his delay in complying. The order also required Grevengoed to pay $1,250 in court costs.

The Disposition states:

“Because Respondent did not respond to the Bar’s subpoena in a timely manner, Glenn Burdette Grevengoed is held in contempt and is publicly reprimanded.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Grevengoed is an estate planning attorney in Vero Beach, Florida. He attended the DePaul University College of Law. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2004.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.