Estero attorney Katherine M. Mohr has been publicly reprimanded following a May 25 Florida Supreme Court order after being found in contempt for an alleged failure to comply in a timely manner with a Jan. 5 court order.
Under the terms of a suspension in January, Mohr had been required to notify her clients, opposing counsel and tribunals. Mohr also was required to within 30 days provide the Florida State Bar with a sworn affidavit listing the names and addresses of all persons and entities to whom she had furnished a copy of her suspension order.
On April 10, the high court issued an order for Mohr to show cause, directing her to explain why she should not be held in contempt and suffer a 91-day suspension, according to the court's order. Shortly thereafter, the state bar filed a notice of Mohr's compliance, stating Mohr had complied but not in a timely manner.
"The court takes very seriously every attorney's obligation to completely and timely comply with the court’s orders," the court's order said. "Therefore, because this respondent did not respond to the inquiries in a timely manner, Katherine M. Mohr is hereby held in contempt and is hereby publicly reprimanded."
The court also ordered Mohr pay the state bar's costs of $1,250.
The Florida State Bar announced the discipline and the state supreme court's order June 29.
Mohr was admitted to the bar in Florida on March 21, 2011, according to her profile at the state bar website.
Mohr’s previous discipline before the state bar is directly related to her public reprimand. Mohr was suspended for 10 days in July 2016 by order of the state high court after her trust account was found to be overdrawn, according to the state bar's formal complaint in that matter.
In January, Mohr was suspended for 90 days by order of the state supreme court for failing to respond to the show cause order, which itself was in reference to her earlier suspension, according to the state bar's petition for contempt. The state bar requested the state court issue a 91-day suspension against Mohr because she had not, to that point, responded to the show cause order, according to the state bar's petition.