On Friday, February 17, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida suspended attorney Joshua Kelly Moran for failure to respond to a bar inquiry.

The case is styled “The Florida Bar vs. Joshua Kelly Moran”, with case no SC22-1545.

The Grievance Committee requested the Florida Bar to file a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause with the Supreme Court after finding that the respondent failed to respond to an official bar inquiry.

The Florida Bar’s Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Causnotes:

“As of the date of the service of this Petition, respondent has failed to respond to an official bar inquiry.

The other members of The Florida Bar should not have to pay for respondent’s failure to respond to an official bar inquiry and the initiation of the instant proceeding. Therefore, the bar is requesting administrative costs of $1,250.00 against respondent.”

The Florida Bar requested that the Court suspend Moran until such time he fully responds in writing to the official Bar inquiry and until further order of the Court.

Accordingly, the Supreme Court of Florida agreed to the Bar’s recommendation.

The Order reads in part:

“IT IS ORDERED that Florida Bar’s Petition is granted, and Respondent is held in contempt of this Court. As a sanction, Respondent is suspended from the practice of law effective thirty days from the date of this order so that Respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. Respondent shall remain suspended in writing to the official Bar inquiry contained in “The Florida Bar’s Composite Exhibit 1” and until further order of this Court.”

Respondent was also ordered to pay the amount of $1,250 to the Florida Bar for recovery of costs.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Joshua Kelly Moran earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in 2012. He is the managing partner of Moran Law Firm, P.A. He has been licensed in Florida.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.