On Thursday, May 24, 2023, The Florida Bar filed a complaint against attorney William Glenn Roy Jr. for alleged misconduct.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. William Glenn Roy Jr.,” with case no. 2022-30, 217(5A)

The charges cited The Florida Bar 3-4.3, 4-4.2(a), 4-8.2(a), 4-8.4(d).

The complaint, filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, accuses Roy of improperly communicating with a represented party in a civil case and then sending written correspondence impugning the qualifications and integrity of the court after being referred to the Bar.

According to the complaint, Roy represented the plaintiffs in a civil case in Brevard County Circuit Court in 2019. One of the defendants, Paul Marks, was represented by attorney Nicholas Vidoni. The complaint alleges that Roy had substantive communications with Marks about the case without Vidoni’s consent. Roy also allegedly assisted Marks in drafting an affidavit that disputed Vidoni’s representation.

The trial court held an evidentiary hearing and determined Roy violated ethics rules by communicating with a represented party. As a sanction, the court disqualified Roy from further participating in the case and referred the matter to the Bar.

After the referral, Roy allegedly sent correspondence to the Bar accusing the trial judge of making false and misleading findings with no supporting evidence, driven by bias and retaliation. The complaint claims Roy’s statements violated rules prohibiting lawyers from impugning the qualifications and integrity of judges.

The Florida Bar‘s complaint seeks appropriate discipline for Roy’s alleged misconduct.

The filing 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.”

Attorney Roy attended Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, graduating in 1989. He practices in Seminole County and Brevard County, Florida. He is licensed in Florida. His info can be found on floridabar.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.