On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause with the Supreme Court in relation to the disciplinary matter involving Attorney Albert E. Moon.

The case is titled ‘The Florida Bar v. Abert E. Moon’ with Florida Bar File No.2024-70,272(11G)(OSC).

The cited violation pertains to Attorney Moon’s failure to fully comply with the subpoena duces tecum issued by the Florida Bar Grievance Committee.

According to court records, the case stems from a complaint made by one of Mr. Moon’s clients, Dr. Robert Frankl. Dr. Frankl alleged that Mr. Moon was improperly disbursing settlement funds from his trust account without authorization.

In response to the complaint, The Florida Bar initiated an investigation and subpoenaed records from Mr. Moon’s trust account. On August 18, 2022, Mr. Moon was served with a subpoena requesting documents such as bank statements, deposit slips, checks, and client ledgers from August 2019 to July 2022.

However, according to a petition, Mr. Moon failed to comply with the subpoena fully. After several extensions were granted, Mr. Moon only provided partial records. On November 30, 2023, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee found that Mr. Moon did not establish good cause for his non-compliance and deemed his actions willful contempt.

Based on the committee’s findings, The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause against Mr. Moon in the state Supreme Court. The petition asks the high court to suspend Mr. Moon until he fully responds to the subpoena. It also requests that $1,250 in administrative costs be assessed against the attorney.

The charge reads:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar requests that this Court suspend respondent pursuant to Rule 3-7.11(f), until such time as respondent fully responds to the subpoena duces tecum served on respondent on August 18, 2022.”

According to Avvo, Attorney Albert E. Moon is a lawsuit and disputes attorney based in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in 1977. He acquired his license in Florida the following year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.