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Legal Division Ethics and Consumer Protection Division
Lawyer Regulation


Legal Division
John T. Berry, Director
Kathryn Nelson, Administrative Assistant (850) 561-5774

    Lawyer Regulation
    Adria Quintela, Director
    Arne Vanstrum, Assistant Director
    Monica Burkes, Legal Secretary (850) 561-5775

    Attorney Consumer Assistance Program
    Shanell Schuyler, Director
    Susan Austin, Program Administrator (850) 561-5719

Ethics and Consumer Protection Division
Lori S. Holcomb, Director (850) 561-3188
For questions about ethics or lawyer advertising, please call the Ethics Hotline at (800) 235-8619

    Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
    Jacina Haston, Director
    Vacant, Assistant Director
    Elizabeth Davis, Project Coordinator (850) 561-5743

    Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel
    William Spillias, Counsel
    Jeffrey T. Picker, Assistant Counsel
    Melanie Woodall, Administrative Secretary III (850) 561-5840

    Ethics & Advertising Department
    Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
    Assistant Ethics Counsel: Cynthia F. E. Booth, Joy A. Bruner, Huy-Yen T. Cam, Gail E. Ferguson, Jeffrey M. Hazen and LiliJean Quintiliani.

    Rule Amendments
    Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel
    (850) 561- 5780

    Florida Registered Paralegal Program
    (850) 561-5840
    Shannon Fleming, FRP Assistant Director

    Clients’ Security Fund
    P.J. Osborne, Administrator (850) 561-5812

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Lawyer Regulation

Allison Carden Sackett , Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300
(850) 561-5845
Circuits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 14
Bar Counsel: Olivia Paiva Klein, Shanee' L. Hinson, Carlos Leon and Jim Fisher

    Unlicensed Practice of Law
    Vacant, Branch UPL Counsel
    (850) 561-5840

Sheila M. Tuma, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
4200 George J. Bean Parkway Suite 2580
Tampa, Florida 33607-1496
(813) 875-9821
Circuits: 6, 12, 13, 20
Bar Counsel: Troy Lovell, Jodi A. Thompson, Chardean Hill, Lisa B. Hurley, Matthew Flicker and Katrina Brown.

    Unlicensed Practice of Law
    Maria L. Torres, Branch UPL Counsel
    Carol B. Sullivan, Legal Secretary
    (813) 875-9821, ext. 4323

Jan K. Wichrowski, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
The Gateway Center
1000 Legion Place, Suite 1625
Orlando, Florida 32801-1050
(407) 425-5424
Circuits: 5, 7, 9, 10, 18, 19
Bar Counsel: Kenneth Bryk, Patricia A. T. Savitz, Keshara D. Cowans, Carrie Lee, Karen Bankowitz and Laura N. Gryb

    Unlicensed Practice of Law
    Ghunise Coaxum, Branch UPL Counsel
    Carolyn Thompson, Legal Secretary
    (407) 425-0473

Ft. Lauderdale
Alan Pascal, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
Lake Shore Plaza II
1300 Concord Terrace Suite 130
Sunrise, FL 33323
Circuits: 15, 17
Bar Counsel: Michael D. Soifer, Joi L. Pearsall, Navin Ramnath, Frances Brown-Lewis, Randi K. Lazarus and Linda Gonzalez.

    Unlicensed Practice of Law
    Algeisa Vazquez, Branch UPL Counsel
    Diane Kinishi, Legal Secretary
    (954) 835-0233, ext. 4148

Arlene K. Sankel, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel
Suite M100, Rivergate Plaza
444 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131-2404
(305) 377-4445
Circuits: 11, 16
Bar Counsel: William Mulligan, Jennifer Falcone, Tonya Avery, Patrick Russell and Thomas A. Kroeger.

    Unlicensed Practice of Law
    Jacquelyn P. Needelman, Branch UPL Counsel
    Andrea Hensley, Legal Secretary
    (305) 377-4445, ext.4218
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    [Revised: 03-02-2017]