On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of Florida ruled on the Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause filed by the Florida Bar requesting the Court to suspend Longwood attorney Kevin Proulx for non-compliance and failure to respond to Official Bar Inquiry; and contempt.

The case titled The Florida Bar v. Kevin Proulx was brought by The Florida Bar, under The Florida Bar File No. 2023-30,228 (7A) (OSC).

According to the Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause, The Florida Bar sent an official bar inquiry to Proulx, requiring him to respond but Proulx failed to respond as of the date of the service of this petition.

Proulx having failed to respond to the official bar inquiry, The Florida Bar requested that the Court suspend Proulx until such time as he fully responds in writing to the official bar inquiry and until further order of the Court. Moreover, The Florida Bar requested that the administrative costs amounting to $1,250.00 be assessed against Proulx.

The Court issued its Order to Show Cause to Proulx, however, the latter failed to respond to said order.

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. . . Respondent shall remain suspended until he has fully responded in writing to the official Bar inquiry contained in “Exhibit 1” as attached to the petition, and until further order of this Court. . . Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). In addition, respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed until he is reinstated. Once the suspension takes effect, respondent shall remain suspended 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.

Said Court order is not final until the period of filing motion for rehearing expires, and if filed, determined. The effective date of the suspension shall not be altered upon the filing of a motion for rehearing.

As of today, according to his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Kevin Proulx earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, graduating in 2003. He lists himself as a partner at the law firm Kemp & Proulx P.L. He has been licensed to practice in Florida. His info can also be found in Avvo.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.