The Supreme Court of Florida issued an order on December 14, 2023, suspending attorney Brandon Lee Kolb from the practice of law for failing to cooperate with a bar investigation and disciplinary process.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Brandon Lee Kolb,” with case no. SC2023-1475.
The Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “E” had found Mr. Kolb in non-compliance and contempt on October 12, 2023, for repeatedly failing to respond to official inquiries from The Florida Bar regarding a complaint filed against him. Letters were sent to Mr. Kolb on July 14, July 28, and August 22, 2023, requesting a response about the complaint within 10 days, but he did not reply to any of the inquiries.
The Committee determined Mr. Kolb did not show good cause for his non-response and that his failure to cooperate was willful. It then requested The Florida Bar to file a petition for contempt with the Supreme Court. The Florida Bar subsequently filed a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause against Mr. Kolb.
Although the Supreme Court issued an Order to Show Cause to Mr. Kolb, he failed to file a response. As a result, on its December 14, 2023 order, the high court granted The Florida Bar’s petition and held Mr. Kolb in contempt.
The order suspends Mr. Kolb effective 30 days from the date to allow him to protect existing clients, and he will remain suspended until he fully responds to the initial Bar inquiry and further order of the court.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Kolb is a family attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. He attended the Stetson University College of Law, graduating in 2001. He acquired his law license in Florida in 2002.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.