On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the Supreme Court of Florida ruled on the Petition for Disciplinary Revocation of Pompano Beach attorney James Santos Wilkie concerning two pending disciplinary cases which had him suspended from the practice of law.
The case is styled ‘In Re: The Petition for Disciplinary Revocation of James Santos Willkie’ and was brought by James Santos Wilkie, under The Florida Bar File No. 2022-50,748(17C)FDR.
The following are as alleged and summarized from the filing:
The respondent has pending disciplinary charges against him, namely The Florida Bar File Nos. 2022-50,596 (17C) and 2022-50,634(17C) wherein the Court suspended the respondent from the practice of law until further order of the Court. These files alleged the respondent of misuse of client funds.
“Petitioner knowingly and voluntarily submits this Petition with leave to apply for readmission after five (5) years with full knowledge of its effect.”
The Petition continues:
“Petitioner contends that granting this Petition will not adversely affect the public interest, the integrity of the courts, or the confidence of the public in the legal profession. Further, Petitioner contends that granting this Petition will not hinder the administration of justice.”
The Petition additionally notes:
“Petitioner agrees to eliminate all indicia of Petitioner’s status as an attorney on email, social media, telephone listings, stationery, checks, business cards office signs, or any other indicia of Petitioner’s status as an attorney, whatsoever.”
Petitioner respectfully requested that the Court grant his Petition and order that his membership in The Florida Bar be revoked with leave to seek readmission.
With the foregoing facts and discussions, the court granted Wilkie’s petition.
The Disposition reads:
“The uncontested petition for disciplinary revocation, . . with leave to seek readmission after five years, is granted subject to the continuing jurisdiction of this Court. . . Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. . . Petitioner is currently suspended; therefore the disciplinary revocation shall be effective immediately . . .”
Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from James Santos Wilkie in the amount of $6,550.68, for which sum let execution issue.”
Mr. Wilkie has practiced in Pompano Beach, Florida. He graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 2011. Wilkie had been licensed in Florida. His info can be found on LinkedIn.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.