On Thursday, February 8, 2024, Oscar Antonio Hotusing filed a Petition for Reinstatement to the Florida Bar with the Supreme Court of Florida.

The case is entitled “The Florida Bar v. Oscar Antonio Hotusing,” with case no. SC-22-944.

Hotusing had been suspended from practicing law on September 29, 2023, for 91 days after being found in violation of rules regarding unauthorized practice of law and dishonest conduct. In his petition, Hotusing provided proof that he paid $500 to the Florida Bar to cover costs, as well as paying all disciplinary costs and fines. He also submitted a letter to the IRS allowing them to release his tax returns since becoming a member of the Florida Bar.

Additional details in the petition included Hotusing’s contact information, confirmation that he had fully served his 91-day suspension, and a list of his current financial obligations such as credit cards, loans, and monthly installment payments to the IRS and other agencies. He stated that he had not worked or earned any income since the suspension began.

Hotusing also noted in his petition that he had not been arrested or involved in any legal proceedings since the suspension. He completed a mandatory 8-hour ethics course provided by the Florida Bar earlier in February 2024.

The petition asserted that Hotusing met all requirements for reinstatement under Florida’s Rules of Discipline and requested that he be restored to good standing with the Florida Bar. He stated that no clients were owed restitution and provided documentation of his disciplinary history with the Bar.

The petition states:

“WHEREFORE, Respondent prays that he be reinstated as a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Hotusing is a family attorney in Melbourne, Florida. He attended the Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law, graduating in 1993. He acquired his license in Florida in the same year. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.