St. Augustine attorney among 21 disciplined

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a St. Augustine attorney who is among  21 lawyers statewide that were disciplined. Four were disbarred; three had their licenses revoked, seven more suspended and seven were publicly reprimanded.

John Geiger, who has practiced law since 1994, was suspended 30 days for failing to comply with the terms of a November 2015 suspension order. As a condition of his probation, Geiger was required to retain the services of a Certified Public Accountant to review his trust accounts monthly and submit a quarterly statement of compliance. Geiger was further ordered to submit a quarterly monitoring fee.

As an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation administer the statewide disciplinary system to enforce Supreme Court rules of professional conduct for the 103,000-plus members of The Florida Bar. Key discipline case files that are public record are posted to attorneys’ individual online Florida Bar profiles.