On Thursday, February 15, 2024, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Miami attorney Jose L. Yeyille with the Supreme Court of Florida. The complaint alleges that Mr. Yeyille violated several Rules of Conduct pertaining to meritorious claims, impugning the integrity of judges, and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Jose L. Yeyille.”

The charges cited Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 3-4.3, 4-3.1, 4-8.2(a), and 4-8.4(d).

According to the complaint, the violations stem from comments Mr. Yeyille made in court filings related to a previous medical malpractice case. Specifically, the complaint cites a motion for rehearing filed in March 2023 where Mr. Yeyille used inappropriate language to criticize judges involved in dismissing his medical malpractice case. The complaint argues the motion was frivolous as it reasserted old arguments without showing conflict with prior precedent. This prompted a show cause order requiring justification from Mr. Yeyille.

However, the bar complaint alleges Mr. Yeyille’s response to the order further impugned the judges with unsupported claims rather than addressing the order. In June 2023, the Third District Court of Appeal sanctioned Mr. Yeyille, finding violations of rules regarding repetitious motions and impugning judges without factual basis.

The Florida Bar is seeking disciplinary action against Mr. Yeyille through the Supreme Court of Florida in accordance with rules regulating attorney conduct. If disciplined, this could result in sanctions ranging from probation to disbarment.

The complaint 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.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Yeyille is a trusts attorney in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Dayton School of Law. He acquired his law license in Florida in 1991.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.