The Supreme Court of Florida suspended William Glenn Roy Jr. for 30 days on December 14, 2023, in response to a disciplinary complaint brought by The Florida Bar regarding unethical communications.
The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. William Glenn Roy Jr.,” with case no. SC2023-0745.
The disciplinary case involved a civil lawsuit filed in 2019 in which Mr. Roy represented homeowners accusing a pool contractor of negligence. Mr. Roy filed suit against the contractor and several individual employees. One of the individual defendants was Paul Marks, a retired electrician. On January 10, 2020, attorney Nicholas Vidoni filed motions to compel arbitration on behalf of all six individual defendants, including Mr. Marks.
Mr. Marks later claimed he had no involvement with the construction project and did not sign agreements retaining Mr. Vidoni to represent him. On February 11, 2020, Mr. Marks signed an affidavit prepared by Mr. Roy affirming he had not hired Mr. Vidoni. In March 2020, Mr. Roy filed a motion with the court attaching Mr. Marks’ affidavit.
Over the following months, disputes arose between Mr. Roy and Mr. Vidoni regarding Mr. Marks’ representation. On October 20, 2020, Mr. Vidoni filed a motion to withdraw from representing Mr. Marks, which was granted in January 2021. However, in October 2021, the trial court found that Mr. Roy had communicated with Mr. Marks, a represented party, in violation of bar rules and referred the matter to The Florida Bar.
The Florida Bar filed a complaint against Mr. Roy on May 24, 2023. On November 16, 2023, referee Kathryn Maxine Nelson recommended a 30-day suspension, finding Mr. Roy violated bar rules regarding communications with represented parties and comments impugning the integrity of judges.
On December 14, 2023, the Florida Supreme Court entered an order fully adopting the referee’s recommendation and suspended Mr. Roy for 30 days, effective 30 days from the date of the order. The Court also ordered him to pay $1,444.75 in costs to The Florida Bar.
According to avvo.com, Mr. Roy Jr. is an attorney in Altamonte Springs, Florida. He attended the Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, graduating in 1980. He acquired his law license in Florida in the same year.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.