On Monday, November 14, 2022, the Supreme Court of Florida ordered the suspension of Pompano Beach attorney Chelsea Elizabeth Haritan for failure to respond to official bar inquiries and to an Order to Show Cause.

The case is styled ‘The Florida Bar vs. Chelsea Elizabeth Haritan’ with case no. SC22-1193.

The following are as summarized from the filing:

A Petition for Contempt was filed by The Florida Bar alleging Haritan of failure to respond to official Bar inquiries. The Court then issued an Order to Show Cause directing Haritan to respond to why she should not be held in contempt. However, Haritan neither responded to The Florida Bar’s petition nor the court’s Order to Show Cause.

Based on the foregoing, the Court ruled against Haritan.

The disposition reads:

“IT IS ORDERED that The 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 so that respondent can close out her practice and protect the interests of existing clients. Respondent shall remain suspended until she fully responded in writing to the official Bar inquiry, and until further order of this court.

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Chelsea Elizbeth Haritan in the amount of $1,250.00, for which sum let execution issue.”

Prior to the suspension, Ms. Haritan practiced in Pompano Beach, Florida. She attended Nova Southeastern University. Haritan has been admitted to The Florida Bar. Her info can be found on FLBarAttorneys.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.