On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an order suspending attorney Hubbell Clay Losson from the practice of law for failing to comply with a Florida Bar investigation into a complaint filed against him.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Hubbell Clay Losson,” with case no. SC2023-1604.
The case is rooted in a contempt petition filed by the Florida Bar with the high court on November 20, 2023. The petition alleges that Losson failed to respond to two official inquiries regarding a complaint sent on August 28 and September 14 of that same year. Initially, the bar sent Losson a letter about the complaint on January 26, 2023, but he failed to reply within the given deadline. Eventually, Losson responded more than a month later, on March 13, 2023.
In its contempt petition, the Florida Bar requested that Losson be suspended until providing a written response and complying with court orders. This came after the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee found Losson’s non-compliance to be willful and held him in contempt for not showing good cause for ignoring the bar’s communications.
The Supreme Court issued an Order to Show Cause, but Losson did not file a response. In its ruling, the Court granted the Florida Bar’s petition and held Losson in contempt. As a sanction, Losson’s law license will be suspended effective 30 days from the order to allow him time to wrap up his practice and protect existing clients.
However, if Losson notifies the Court he is no longer practicing, the suspension will take immediate effect. He must also comply with rules regarding suspended attorneys, including accepting no new clients and paying $1,250 in costs to the bar. Losson will remain suspended until fully responding to the initial bar inquiry and further court order.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Hubbell Clay Losson is a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida. He attended Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. Losson acquired his law license in Florida in 2002.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.