The Florida Bar says over a dozen attorneys in the state have been cited for various offenses regarding their legal duties.
The only one in northwest Florida is John Deighton Simpson, 4435 Lafayette St., in Marianna. He was reprimanded for professional misconduct following a Dec. 9, 2004 court order.
In addition to the State Supreme Court Reprimand, Simpson is also placed on probation as an attorney for two years.
He was admitted to practice since 1978. Among several Florida Bar violations, Simpson failed to comply with Rules Regulating Trust Accounts and failed to comply with the responsibilities regarding non-lawyer assistants.