Estero attorney suspended for failing to present eligibility status

By Olivia Olsen | Apr 25, 2017

Katherine M. Mohr of Estero has been suspended by the Supreme Court of Florida for for failing to present her eligibility status.

The order came as a result of Mohr’s alleged failure to comply with the terms of a previous suspension placed on the attorney for misconduct charges in 2015. 

The complaint filed with the Florida State Bar in 2015 details the attorney’s mishandling of her client trust account with Wells Fargo Bank. 

The State Bar was alerted that the attorney’s interest on lawyer trust account was overdrawn by more than $5 on May 11. Even though the payment was for an online financial service provider and she allegedly transferred funds to cover the overdraft, the State Bar still felt it was necessary to investigate. The bar sent several letters to the attorney informing her of the investigation and requesting her cooperation, but she failed to respond to any of them. On July 28, 2016, Mohr was suspended from practice.

As part of the terms of her suspension, Mohr was required to notify all clients, judges and opposing counsel in any ongoing legal matters of the change in her eligibility status and report a list of notified persons to the State Bar. Mohr was given 30 days to complete this task but did not provide the State Bar with the required signed affidavits or a requested extension. The State Bar provided her with several reminders that all went unanswered, so a Petition for Contempt of noncompliance was filed. 

Mohr was placed on an additional 90-day suspension and ordered to pay the court costs, which at the time of filing totaled $1,250.

Mohr has been a member of the Florida State Bar since 2011. She is a graduate of the Florida Coastal School of Law’s Class of 2009 and had no record of discipline prior to the 2016 suspension. 

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