On Friday, August 25, 2023, The Florida Bar filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Florida against attorney Stephen Everett Walker, alleging two counts of misconduct that raise concerns about harassment, ethical violations, and the role of attorneys in upholding the integrity of the legal system.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Stephen Everett Walker.”

The charges cited Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 3-4.3, 3-4.4, 4-4.4, 4-8.4(a), 4-8.4(b), and 4-8.4(d).

The complaint includes two counts of misconduct. In Count I, it is alleged that Walker, after the end of a romantic relationship, filed a civil complaint against his former partner with the intent to harass her. He attempted to serve her with discovery documents at her home to further distress her. He sent explicit emails containing the complaint to her family and friends, causing emotional distress. The complaint accuses Walker of using means to embarrass, burden, and harass, thus violating professional conduct rules.

Count II involves Walker’s violation of an injunction for protection against stalking obtained by his former partner. He violated the injunction multiple times, resulting in criminal charges. He was found guilty and sentenced to probation. These actions, according to the complaint, reflect adversely on his honesty and trustworthiness as a lawyer.

The complaint provides detailed evidence of Walker’s actions, including the filing of unprofessional statements in legal documents, sending explicit emails, and violating court injunctions. Walker’s alleged behavior raises questions about professional conduct and the role of attorneys in upholding the integrity of the legal system. The Florida Bar emphasizes the need to ensure accountability and ethical standards within the legal profession.

The prayer states:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar prays respondent will be appropriately disciplined in accordance with the provisions of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar as amended.”

Mr. Walker practices in Jupiter, Florida. He is licensed in Florida. His info can be found on lawyersfindlaw.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.