On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, the Florida Supreme Court received a complaint filed against attorney Wesley E. Terry by The Florida Bar.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Wesley E. Terry,” with case no. 2020-50,439(17C).

The complaint alleges Terry violated rules of conduct during his representation of a client named Gabrielle Leite in 2019. Leite hired Terry and paid him $3,000 to handle her family law case, but Terry allegedly failed to properly communicate with Leite or provide status updates on her case. He did not diligently handle the matter or file any documents with the court, according to the complaint.

Due to Terry’s inaction, Leite requested her documents and refund be returned. In October 2019, she contacted The Florida Bar with concerns about the lack of communication from Terry. Leite filed a formal complaint with the bar in December 2019. Terry eventually refunded the $3,000 fee to Leite in 2020.

The grievance committee initially voted in July 2020 to divert the matter to Florida Lawyers Assistance for evaluation. Terry failed to comply with the program’s recommendations, so the case was returned to the committee for further review. The complaint alleges Terry did not timely respond to letters from the bar or provide information to the committee, violating additional conduct rules.

The Florida Bar is seeking discipline against Terry through Florida’s court system. He now must file a written response to the complaint, which lists rules he is accused of breaching through his handling of Leite’s family law case and subsequent interactions with the bar. A court decision will determine any disciplinary actions against Terry’s law license.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Wesley E. Terry is a contracts and agreements attorney. He attended the University of Miami School of Law and acquired his law license in Florida in 2005.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.