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Click to open document 08/16/2016 COMPLAINT Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
08/16/2016 No Fee Required
Click to open document 08/16/2016 POSSIBLE VENUE Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
Click to open document 08/16/2016 ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE
Click to open document 08/16/2016 ORDER-REFEREE APPOINTMENT (DISCIPLINARY) HON. DON F. BRIGGS, C.J., 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Click to open document 08/26/2016 REFEREE APPOINTED DATED 08/22/2016, HON. CURTIS J. NEAL, 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (W/ATTACHED COPIES OF PLEADINGS)
Click to open document 09/06/2016 ANSWER RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "ANSWER, AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES" (09/09/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 09/09/2016 ORDER-FILE WITH REFEREE Respondent is advised that, pursuant to rule 3-7.6(h)(5)(B), Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, all future pleadings, motions, and notices must be filed with the appointed referee and not with the Florida Supreme Court.
Click to open document 10/24/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (10/26/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/24/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (10/26/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/24/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (10/26/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/28/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 10/31/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/02/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION" (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/02/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION" (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/02/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION" (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/02/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION" (11/2/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION CANCELLATION (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/04/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION (11/08/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/09/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/14/16: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/09/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/14/16: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/09/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/14/16: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/14/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/16/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/14/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/16/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/16/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/16/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/16/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/16/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/17/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/17/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/17/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/17/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/18/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/18/2016 MOTION-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE FILED AS "EMERGENCY MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER" (11/21/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/18/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/21/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/18/2016 NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "NOTICE OF VIDEO DEPOSITION" (11/21/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 11/21/2016 RESPONSE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "RESPONDENT'S OBJECTION TO THE EMERGENCY MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR EMANUEL AND JESSE BAKER" (11/21/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 12/05/2016 NOTICE-APPEARANCE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Joseph Arnold Corsmeier 492582 FILED AS "NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF JOSEPH A. CORSMEIER" (REFEREE INCLUDED IN COS)
Click to open document 12/05/2016 NOTICE-APPEARANCE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Joseph Arnold Corsmeier 492582 FILED AS "AMENDED NOTICE OF APPEARANCE OF JOSEPH A. CORSMEIER" (REFEREE INCLUDED IN COS)
Click to open document 12/07/2016 NOTICE-FILING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "DEFENDANT'S NOTICE OF FILING DEPOSITION" (12/9/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
12/07/2016 NOTICE-APPENDIX/ATTACHMENT TO NOTICE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 TO "DEFENDANT'S NOTICE OF FILING DEPOSITION" (12/9/2016: SENT TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 12/22/2016 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (REFEREE'S REPORT) CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "JOINT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE REPORT OF REFEREE"
01/03/2017 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (REFEREE'S REPORT) The "Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Report of Referee" is granted in part and the referee is allowed to and including May 15, 2017, in which to file the required referee's report. ALL OTHER TIMES ARE EXTENDED ACCORDINGLY.
05/11/2017 REFEREES REPORT Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 (COPY W/ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE)
05/11/2017 RECORD/TRANSCRIPT (FLA BAR) Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 W/INDEX OF RECORD, CERTIFICATION OF RECORD AND INDEX, DEPOSITIONS, TRANSCRIPT DATED 12/13/16, 12/14/16, 12/15/16 & 12/16/16, TRIAL EXHIBITS, CORRESPONDENCE, & OTHER MISC. PLEADINGS (3 BOXES)
05/11/2017 REFEREES REPORT Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 (ORIGINAL)
05/11/2017 AFFIDAVIT/STATEMENT OF COSTS Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 FILED AS "MOTION TO ASSESS COSTS"
05/11/2017 AFFIDAVIT/STATEMENT OF COSTS Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 FILED AS "AMENDED MOTION TO ASSESS COSTS"
05/11/2017 REFEREES REPORT Curtis Judson Neal 373011 BY: Curtis Judson Neal 373011 FILED AS "PRELIMINARY REPORT OF REFEREE"
Click to open document 05/26/2017 LETTER-FLA BAR (WILL PETITION FOR REVIEW) Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
05/30/2017 NOTICE-INTENT TO SEEK REVIEW OF REFEREE'S REPORT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027
Click to open document 06/19/2017 NOTICE-INTENT TO SEEK REVIEW OF REFEREE'S REPORT (CROSS) RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Brian Lee Tannebaum 47880 FILED AS "CROSS NOTICE OF INTENT TO SEEK REVIEW OF REPORT OF REFEREE"
06/28/2017 NOTICE-FILING CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 NOTICE OF FILING TRANSCRIPTS
06/28/2017 TRANSCRIPT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 DATED 09/21/2016
06/28/2017 TRANSCRIPT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TRANSCRIPT OF TRIAL (DAY 1) - DATED 12/12/2016
06/28/2017 TRANSCRIPT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TRANSCRIPT OF FINAL SANCTION HEARING - VOLUME 1, DATED 03/27/2017
06/28/2017 TRANSCRIPT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TRANSCRIPT OF FINAL SANCTION HEARING - VOLUME 2, DATED 03/27/2017
06/28/2017 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 THE FLORIDA BAR'S INITIAL BRIEF
06/28/2017 APPENDIX-MERIT BRIEF CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO THE FLORIDA BAR'S INITIAL BRIEF
06/28/2017 APPENDIX-MERIT BRIEF CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO THE FLORIDA BAR'S INITIAL BRIEF
07/10/2017 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S RESPONSE TO RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY AND TO VACATE THE COURT ORDERS"
07/10/2017 APPENDIX-RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibits A-B"
Click to open document 07/11/2017 MOTION-RECUSAL/DISQUALIFICATION RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "AMENDED MOTION TO DISQUALIFY THE HONORABLE CURTIS J. NEAL IN SC16-797 WITH SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY"
Click to open document 07/11/2017 MOTION-COUNS WITHDRAWAL RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Brian Lee Tannebaum 47880 FILED AS "MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL OF RECORD"
Click to open document 07/17/2017 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Brian Lee Tannebaum 47880 FILED AS "AGREED MOTION FOR 60-DAY EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE ANSWER BRIEF AND RENEWED MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL OF RECORD"
07/17/2017 ORDER-COUNS WITHDRAWAL GR The motion to withdraw as attorney of record is granted and Brian L. Tannebaum is hereby allowed to withdraw as counsel for Christopher M. Chestnut.
07/19/2017 ORDER-CIRCUIT COURT DATED 7/11/2017, FILED AS "ORDER DENYING RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY THE HONORABLE CURTIS J. NEAL AND TO VACATE THE COURT ORDERS" (E-mailed Copy) (08/02/2017: ORIGINAL FILED)
07/20/2017 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) Respondent's "Agreed Motion for 60-Day Extension of Time to File Answer Brief and Renewed Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record" is granted, and respondent is allowed to and including September 18, 2017, in which to serve the answer/cross initial brief on the merits. Multiple extensions of time for the same filing are discouraged. Absent extenuating circumstances, subsequent requests may be denied. All other times will be extended accordingly.
07/27/2017 ORDER-CIRCUIT COURT DATED 7/27/2017, FILED AS "ORDER VACATING ORDER DENYING RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO DISQUALIFY THE HONORABLE CURTIS J. NEAL AND TO VACATE THE COURT ORDERS DATED JULY 11, 2017" (E-mailed Copy) (08/02/2017: ORIGINAL FILED)
Click to open document 09/18/2017 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 (ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS)
Click to open document 09/18/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 TO MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME (ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS)
09/20/2017 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 AFFIDAVIT OF ERIC A. HALVERSON
09/25/2017 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S OBJECTION TO RESPONDENT'S MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE ANSWER"
09/27/2017 ORDER-EXT OF TIME DY (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) Respondent's motion for extension of time to file his answer/cross initial brief-merits, filed as "Respondent's Motion for a 30-Day Extension to Serve Reply Brief Due to Exigent Circumstances," is hereby denied.
Click to open document 09/27/2017 MOTION-COUNS WITHDRAWAL RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Joseph Arnold Corsmeier 492582
10/05/2017 ORDER-COUNS WITHDRAWAL GR The motion to withdraw as attorney of record for Christopher M. Chestnut is granted.
10/13/2017 NOTICE-APPEARANCE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Richard Keith Alan, 120863 FILED AS "NOTICE OF APPEARANCE AS APPELLATE COUNSEL ON BEHALF OF ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER M. CHESTNUT"
10/17/2017 ORDER-RECUSAL DY Respondent's "Amended Motion to Disqualify the Honorable Curtis J. Neal in SC16-797 with Supplemental Authority" is hereby denied. Any further motions or pleadings in this matter should be filed with this Court.
10/17/2017 ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Richard Keith Alan, 120863 FILED AS "ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER M. CHESTNUT'S ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF ON THE MERITS"
Click to open document 10/17/2017 MOTION-ACCEPTANCE AS TIMELY FILED (BRIEF) RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Richard Keith Alan, 120863 FILED AS "ATTORNEY CHESTNUT'S MOTION TO ACCEPT RESPONDENT'S ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS UNTIMELY FILED ON OCTOBER 17, 2017"
10/17/2017 ORDER-ACCEPTANCE AS TIMELY FILED GR (BRIEF) Respondent's motion to accept brief as timely filed is granted and Respondent's answer/cross initial brief was filed with this Court on October 17, 2017.
Click to open document 10/20/2017 MOTION-STRIKE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S MOTION TO STRIKE RESPONDENT'S ANSWER/CROSS APPEAL BRIEF AS UNTIMELY"
10/25/2017 RESPONSE RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Richard Keith Alan, 120863 FILED AS "ATTORNEY CHESTNUT'S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO THE FLORIDA BAR'S MOTION TO STRIKE ATTORNEY CHESTNUT'S ANSWER/CROSS INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS"
10/27/2017 ORDER-STRIKE DY The Florida Bar's motion to strike respondent's answer/cross initial brief is hereby denied.
11/03/2017 REPLY/CROSS ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "REPLY TO RESPONDENT'S ANSWER BRIEF AND ANSWER TO RESPONDENT'S CROSS INITIAL BRIEF"
11/27/2017 CROSS REPLY BRIEF-MERITS RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Richard Keith Alan, 120863 FILED AS "ATTORNEY CHRISTOPHER M. CHESTNUT'S CROSS REPLY BRIEF"
11/28/2018 ORDER-NO REQ SCHED (MISC) The above cases have been submitted to the Court without oral argument.
04/29/2019 ORDER-CONSOLIDATION The above cases are hereby consolidated, on the Court's own motion, for all review purposes. From this date forward, all documents pertaining to the above consolidated cases should be filed electronically through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal using case number SC16-797 only.
Click to open document 05/03/2019 DISP-DISBARMENT (CLOSE OUT) Upon consideration of the reports of referee and the briefs filed in these consolidated cases, the referees' findings of fact and recommendations of guilt are hereby approved. However, the recommended discipline, a three-year suspension, is disapproved, and respondent is disbarred effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies this Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the disbarment effective immediately. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h). Further, respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed. The respondent is further directed to provide payment to Dr. Hoehn in the amount of $2,000.00, under the terms and conditions set forth in the report. Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Christopher M. Chestnut in the amount of $28,049.43, for which sum let execution issue. Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of this disbarment.
Click to open document 05/20/2019 MOTION-REHEARING RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: RS Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 Filed as "Respondent Motion for Rehearing of the Order to Disbar Christopher Chestnut"
05/23/2019 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 Filed as "The Florida Bar's Response to Respondent's Motion for Rehearing of the Order to Disbar Christopher Chestnut"
Click to open document 08/02/2019 DISP-REHEARING DY Respondent has filed a "Motion for Rehearing of the Order to Disbar Christopher Chestnut," and the Bar has filed a response to the motion. In his motion, Respondent asserts that the Court denied his due process rights by increasing the sanction in this case without first issuing an order to show cause. The Court typically issues an order to show cause in cases where the respondent has not had the opportunity to address the length or type of sanction being considered by the Court. The Bar challenged the referee's recommendation in Case Nos. SC16-797 and SC17-307, contending that Respondent's conduct in both cases warranted disbarment. Respondent was thus aware disbarment was being considered by the Court and had ample opportunity to explain why disbarment was not appropriate in his answer briefs. He did not, however, file an answer brief in Case No. SC17-307 and he did not address the Bar's arguments on discipline in his answer brief in Case No. SC16-797. As a result, Respondent waived his opportunity to make any arguments that could have been made in response to an order to show cause. Respondent's other arguments on rehearing present issues that were already raised and addressed in the briefing of this case, and that were fully considered by the Court. Accordingly, Respondent's motion is hereby denied.
05/29/2020 NOTICE-NON COMPLIANCE Patricia Ann Toro Savitz 559547 BY: Patricia Ann Toro Savitz 559547 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S NOTICE TO THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OF RESPONDENT'S NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THIS COURT'S ORDER DATED MAY 3, 2019" (PLACED W/FILE)