On Friday, October 6, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a petition for contempt and order to show cause in the Supreme Court of Florida against attorney Glenn Burdette Grevengoed for failing to respond to a duly issued grievance committee subpoena for trust account records.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Glenn Burdette Grevengoed,”
On June 20, 2023, the Florida Bar staff investigator served Grevengoed with a Subpoena Duces Tecum via email, requiring him to produce specific trust account records to the Bar by July 5, 2023. Thereafter, Grevengoed failed to fully comply with the subpoena.
Grevengoed spoke with the Bar’s auditor before July 10, 2023, to clarify the documents needed. The auditor granted an extension to July 20, 2023, for compliance, as confirmed by Grevengoed in an email.
However, Grevengoed failed again to fully comply with the subpoena. When asked for a response, he initially said the records would be provided by July 28, 2023. In an email on August 3, he changed the date to August 9, 2023. Grevengoed still had not fully responded or adequately explained his failure to comply.
On September 20, 2023, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” considered whether to issue a non-compliance and contempt finding for failing to comply without justification.
The committee found that Grevengoed did not demonstrate sufficient reason for not responding to the valid subpoena and that the non-compliance was intentional. They determined him in contempt and requested the Bar file a contempt petition and order to show cause with the Supreme Court.
On October 6, 2023, the Florida Bar filed a contempt petition asking the Supreme Court to suspend Grevengoed until he provided a complete written response to the Bar’s subpoena. Additionally, it requests that Grevengoed be charged $1,250 in administrative costs for not responding and causing the need for contempt proceedings.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Grevengoed is an estate planning attorney in Vero Beach, Florida. He attended the DePaul University College of Law. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2004.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.