TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Robert Reza Dixon was disbarred following an Nov. 1 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with a suspension handed down earlier this year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
"Dixon was found in contempt for failure to comply with a prior court order," the state bar said in its Dec. 27 announcement of the discipline and the Supreme Court's order. "He was required to produce trust records from July 2015 to the present that are compliant with Florida Bar Rules Regulating Trust Accounts."
The state Supreme Court issued an order for Dixon to show cause why he should not be held in contempt and suspended until such time as he fully complied, according to the court's two-page order reprimanding Dixon.
"(Dixon) alleges that he has now complied with the court's order, albeit not in a timely manner," the order said. "The court takes very seriously every attorney's obligation to timely and completely comply with the orders of this court."
The court also ordered Dixon to pay approximately $2,750 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 Dixon's reprimand.
Dixon was admitted to the bar in Florida on April 24, 2006, according to his profile at the state bar website.
In May, the high court suspended Dixon for 90 days, effective 30 days from the date of the court's order to allow him time to close out his practice and protect his existing clients' interests, according to the high court's order. At the time, the court also ordered Dixon to pay approximately $13,590 in costs.
Dixon's suspension followed a consent judgment filed with the court that included Dixon's conditional guilty plea to allegations that included failures to maintain his trust account and maintain and produce trust records. Dixon also was alleged to have allowed or caused a client's signature and/or name to be affixed to a settlement check and then deposited the check into his trust account without first having the client endorse the check, according to the consent judgment.