TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Delray Beach attorney S. Tracy Long has been reprimanded by publication following an Sept. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged miscommunication in a foreclosure case filed in 2012, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
"Long was hired by a client to represent him and his wife in a foreclosure defense case," the state bar said in its Sept. 28 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "Long entered his appearance for both husband and wife but failed to communicate with the wife, who was unaware of both the foreclosure case and Long’s representation."
Long's reprimand was effective immediately, according to the announcement.
In its single page order, the high court also ordered Long to pay $1,250 in costs.
Florida court orders are not final until time to file a rehearing motion expires. Filing such a motion does not alter the effective date of Long's reprimand.
Long was admitted to the bar in Florida on March 29, 1990, according to his profile at the state bar website.
Long has not petitioned for reinstatement from a one year suspension handed down by the state Supreme Court in November 2014, according to the consent judgment filed with the court. The consent judgment also includes Long's conditional guilty plea.
"The conduct in the instant matter occurred prior to the suspension," the consent judgment said.
The 2014 suspension was handed down over allegations Long shared fees with a nonattorney and foreclosure-related charges, according to the consent judgment at the time. That consent judgment also included Long's conditional guilty plea.
Long was ordered to pay $11,500 in that matter.
Long also was publicly reprimanded following a state Supreme Court order in June the following year for failing to provide proof of compliance or timely respond to official inquiries regarding the high court's prior suspension and restitution order.