On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida granted the petition for disciplinary revocation with leave to seek readmission after five years filed by attorney Dick Rongtzuu Lee after misconduct involving misappropriation and trust account violations.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Dick Rongtzuu Lee,” with case no. SC2023-0488.

On April 4, 2023, Attorney Dick Rongtzuu Lee voluntarily submitted a petition for disciplinary revocation with the possibility of readmission after five years. Lee, who has been a member since 1988, has no prior disciplinary history but is currently facing pending disciplinary actions related to misappropriation and trust account violations. Lee agreed to reimburse the Client Security Fund for any claims resulting from misconduct and to cover the costs incurred in the disciplinary cases. Additionally, Lee agreed to undergo a financial audit, maintain a current mailing address, and eliminate all indications of being an attorney during the revocation period.

In summary, Lee sought disciplinary revocation while pledging to comply with various conditions, including financial restitution, audit, and personal information updates, in order to seek readmission to The Florida Bar after five years.

The petition states:

“This matter was pending before a grievance committee when the petitioner stipulated probable cause. The allegations include misappropriation as to one client and other trust accounts and recordkeeping violations. There is evidence of complete restitution to the one client. Petitioner contends that granting this Petition will not adversely affect the public interest, the integrity of the courts, or the confidence of the public in the legal profession. Further, Petitioner contends that granting this Petition will not hinder the administration of justice.”

On May 12, 2023, the Florida Bar responded to Dick Rongtzuu Lee’s petition for disciplinary revocation, stating that they support the petition and have filed a motion to assess costs. They request that the Supreme Court of Florida grant the petition for disciplinary revocation and award costs to the bar.

In lieu of the petition for disciplinary revocation, the Supreme Court of Florida decided to grant the same.

The Disposition states:

“The uncontested petition for disciplinary revocation, as provided by Rule 3-7.12, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, with leave to seek readmission after five years, is granted subject to the continuing jurisdiction of this Court.”

Mr. Lee attended the University of Miami School of Law. He practices in South Hollywood, Florida. He is licensed in Florida. His info can be found on floridabar.org.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.