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Click to open document 02/21/2017 COMPLAINT Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
02/21/2017 No Fee Required
Click to open document 02/21/2017 POSSIBLE VENUE Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
Click to open document 02/24/2017 ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE Supreme Court Of Florida FSC BY: Supreme Court Of Florida FSC
Click to open document 02/24/2017 ORDER-REFEREE APPOINTMENT (DISCIPLINARY) HON. DON F. BRIGGS, C.J., 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Click to open document 03/09/2017 REFEREE APPOINTED DATED 03/06/2017, HON. CURTIS J. NEAL, 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ***DISQUALIFIED***
Click to open document 03/10/2017 REFEREE APPOINTED (COPY) ***DISQUALIFIED***
Click to open document 07/06/2017 MOTION-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S EMERGENCY MOTION TO QUASH RESPONDENT'S NOTICES AND SUBPOENAS FOR VIDEO DEPOSITIONS "DE BENE ESSE"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibit A"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibit B"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibit C"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibit D"
Click to open document 07/06/2017 APPENDIX-MOTION CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 "Exhibit E"
Click to open document 07/07/2017 ORDER-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE "The Florida Bar's Emergency Motion to Quash Respondent's Notices and Subpoena's for Video Depositions 'De Bene Esse' " is hereby transferred to the newly appointed referee, Hon. Gary Lamar Sanders.
Click to open document 07/07/2017 RESPONSE PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "RESPONDENT'S RESPONSE TO THE FLORIDA BAR'S EMERGENCY MOTION TO QUASH RESPONDENT'S SUBPOENAS FOR DEPOSITION" (7/12/17: E-MAILED TO REFEREE)
Click to open document 07/10/2017 REFEREE APPOINTED DATED 07/06/2017, HON. GARY L. SANDERS, 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ***DISQUALIFIED***
Click to open document 07/24/2017 REFEREE APPOINTED DATED 7/20/2017, HON. JONATHAN D. OHLMAN, 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Click to open document 09/27/2017 MOTION-COUNS WITHDRAWAL PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Joseph Arnold Corsmeier 492582 (10/04/2017: SENT TO CURRENT REFEREE, HON. JONATHAN D. OHLMAN)
Click to open document 01/04/2018 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (REFEREE'S REPORT) Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 BY: Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948
Click to open document 01/24/2018 ORDER-EXT OF TIME GR (REFEREE'S REPORT) The referee's request for extension of time is granted and the referee is allowed to and including April 16, 2018, in which to file the required referee's report. ALL OTHER TIMES ARE EXTENDED ACCORDINGLY.
Click to open document 04/05/2018 PETITION-ALL WRITS PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "EMERGENCY PETITTION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION AND FOR AN ORDER VACATING ERRANT ORDERS" (REFEREE INCLUDED IN COS) ***TREATED AS PETITION TO INVOKE THE COURT'S ALL WRITS JURISDICTION-SEE ORDER DATED 08/03/2018***
Click to open document 04/05/2018 APPENDIX-PETITION PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 TO EMERGENCY PETITTION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION AND FOR AN ORDER VACATING ERRANT ORDERS ***TREATED AS PETITION TO INVOKE THE COURT'S ALL WRITS JURISDICTION-SEE ORDER DATED 08/03/2018***
Click to open document 04/06/2018 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO EMERGENCY PETITTION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION AND FOR AN ORDER VACATING ERRANT ORDERS
Click to open document 04/06/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO EMERGENCY PETITTION FOR WRIT OF PROHIBITION AND FOR AN ORDER VACATING ERRANT ORDERS
Click to open document 04/18/2018 REFEREES REPORT Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 BY: Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948
Click to open document 04/18/2018 MOTION-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO VACATE JUDGE OHLMANS RULINGS"
04/18/2018 RECORD/TRANSCRIPT (FLA BAR) Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 BY: Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 W/INDEX OF RECORD, CERTIFICATION OF RECORD AND INDEX, & MISC. PLEADINGS (1 BOX)
Click to open document 04/18/2018 AFFIDAVIT/STATEMENT OF COSTS CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "FINAL MOTION TO ASSESS COSTS"
Click to open document 04/23/2018 MISC. DOCKET ENTRY Ronnie Fussell BY: Ronnie Fussell FILED AS "MEMORANDUM" W/ATTACHMENTS
Click to open document 05/02/2018 REFEREES REPORT-SUPPLEMENTAL Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 BY: Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 RE: RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO VACATE JUDGE OHLMANS RULINGS & BAR'S MOTION CONTAINED IN SUPPLEMENTAL RECORD
05/02/2018 SUPP RECORD/TRANSCRIPT (FLA BAR) Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 BY: Jonathan Daniel Ohlman 310948 W/INDEX OF RECORD, CERTIFICATION OF INDEX AND RECORD, AND MISC. PLEADINGS
Click to open document 05/18/2018 LETTER-FLA BAR (WILL PETITION FOR REVIEW) Adria E. Quintela 897000 BY: Adria E. Quintela 897000
Click to open document 05/22/2018 MOTION-RECORD SUPPLEMENTATION PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 FILED AS "MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT THE RECORD & REQUEST FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING"
Click to open document 05/22/2018 APPENDIX-MOTION PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 TO "MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT THE RECORD & REQUEST FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING"
Click to open document 05/24/2018 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO SUPPLEMENT THE RECORD AND REQUEST FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARING
Click to open document 05/29/2018 NOTICE-INTENT TO SEEK REVIEW OF REFEREE'S REPORT CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027
Click to open document 06/11/2018 NOTICE-FILING CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027
Click to open document 06/11/2018 TRANSCRIPT (FLA BAR) CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 Final Hearing Transcript, March 15-16, 2018
Click to open document 06/14/2018 NOTICE-INTENT TO SEEK REVIEW OF REFEREE'S REPORT (CROSS) PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 ***DISMISSED-SEE ORDER DATED 08/20/2018***
Click to open document 06/21/2018 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027
Click to open document 07/16/2018 MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409
Click to open document 07/19/2018 RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS)
Click to open document 07/19/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) (Exhibit A)
Click to open document 07/19/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 TO MOTION-EXT OF TIME (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) (Exhibit B)
Click to open document 07/25/2018 ORDER-EXT OF TIME DY (ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS) Respondent's motion for extension of time to serve the answer/cross-initial brief is hereby denied.
Click to open document 07/27/2018 ORDER-RECORD SUPPLEMENTATION DY Respondent's "Motion to Supplement the Record & Request for Evidentiary Hearing" is hereby denied.
Click to open document 08/03/2018 ORDER-FLA BAR WRIT Respondent's "Emergency Petition for Writ of Prohibition and for an Order Vacating Errant Orders" is treated as a petition to invoke the Court's all writs jurisdiction. The petition and Respondent's "Motion to Vacate Judge Ohlmans Rulings" are hereby denied without prejudice to Respondent raising the claims contained therein on review of the report of referee.
Click to open document 08/20/2018 ORDER-DISM PETITION FOR REVIEW (FLA BAR) Respondent's cross-notice of intent to seek review of referee's report is hereby dismissed on the Court's own motion based on respondent's failure to file an answer/cross-initial brief on the merits in accordance with Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 3-7.7(c)(3).
Click to open document 09/20/2018 NOTICE-APPEARANCE PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Richard Keith Alan, 120863
Click to open document 10/08/2018 MOTION-REHEARING ON MISC ORDER PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Richard Keith Alan, 120863 DATED 08/20/2018 (FILED AS "MOTION TO REINSTATE APPEAL") ***FILED 34 DAYS LATE***
Click to open document 10/18/2018 RESPONSE (AMD) CO The Florida Bar FB BY: CO Carlos Alberto Leon 98027 FILED AS "THE FLORIDA BAR'S AMENDED RESPONSE TO RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO REINSTATE APPEAL"
Click to open document 10/19/2018 ORDER-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE DY Respondent's "Motion to Reinstate Appeal" is hereby denied.
Click to open document 10/24/2018 MOTION-COUNS WITHDRAWAL PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: WE Richard Keith Alan, 120863
Click to open document 11/19/2018 ORDER-COUNS WITHDRAWAL GR "Appellate Counsel's Motion to Withdraw" is granted and Richard Keith Alan, II, is allowed to withdraw as counsel for the respondent.
Click to open document 11/28/2018 ORDER-NO REQ SCHED (MISC) The above case has been submitted to the Court without oral argument.
Click to open document 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 PE Christopher M. Chestnut 22409 BY: PE 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)