On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Approval of Conditional Guilty Plea for Consent Judgment against attorney Evan Robert Wolfe with the Supreme Court of Florida.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Evan Robert Wolfe.”

The petition stems from a disciplinary matter regarding Wolfe’s representation of a Utah resident in an insurance claim from 2016 to 2017, despite not being licensed to practice in Utah. Wolfe acknowledged he misunderstood rules allowing for such out-of-state representation if local counsel was associated.

In the attached Conditional Guilty Plea document, Wolfe conditionally pled guilty to violating Bar Rule 4-5.5(a) prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law in another jurisdiction. Wolfe stated he accepted responsibility and expressed remorse. As a discipline, Wolfe agreed to a public reprimand through publication and payment of $1,250 in Bar costs. In filings with the Court, The Florida Bar agreed to Wolfe’s Conditional Guilty Plea.

If approved by the Supreme Court, the plea would resolve the matter against Wolfe, admitting misconduct and accepting the agreed punishment. A final decision remains pending with the Court to determine whether to impose the discipline outlined in Wolfe’s Conditional Guilty Plea for Consent Judgment.

The petition states:

“WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar respectfully requests that the Conditional Guilty Plea for Consent Judgment be accepted, the proposed discipline be imposed and the bar be awarded costs.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Wolfe is an insurance attorney in Hollywood, Florida. He attended the University of Miami School of Law. He acquired his license in Florida in 1985.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.