On Monday, November 20, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a petition for contempt against St. Petersburg attorney Hubbell Clay Losson before the Supreme Court of Florida for failing to respond to an official bar investigation.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Hubbell Clay Losson.”

In the petition, the bar requested the Florida Supreme Court suspend Losson until he provides a written response to the bar’s inquiries and complies with further court orders. The petition stems from a Grievance Committee Finding of Non-Compliance and Failure to Respond to Official Bar Inquiry and Contempt issued against Losson one week prior on November 20, 2023.

In the findings, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee determined that Losson did not show good cause for failing to respond to two official inquiries from the bar dated August 28, 2023, and September 14, 2023, regarding a complaint filed against him.

The bar first contacted Losson about the complaint on January 26, 2023, and he failed to respond by the requested deadline. They sent two additional letters on February 16, 2023, and March 3, 2023, before Losson finally replied on March 13, 2023, but his response was over a month late.

Then in August and September 2023, the bar sent Losson emails requesting further information. However, he did not provide any response, despite follow-up attempts by bar counsel through phone calls and additional emails in November explaining the investigation process and upcoming contempt hearing.

After considering the evidence, the Grievance Committee found Losson’s non-compliance to be willful and held him in contempt. This prompted the Florida Bar to file a petition in the Florida Supreme Court seeking his suspension.

The petition for contempt states:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar requests that this Court suspend respondent pursuant to Rule 3-7.11 (f), until such time as respondent fully responds in writing to the official Bar inquiry contained in “Exhibit 1″ and until further order of this Court.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Losson is a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida. He attended the Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, graduating in 2001. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2002.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.