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Orders LaWyeR MaTTeRS
Illinois, was disbarred by an order of the Supreme Court of
Florida dated September 28, 2010, having been found guilty of
dated January 28, 2014 from the Supreme Court of Florida,
having been found guilty of misconduct, in connection with his
contempt for the disbarment order referenced in the paragraph
above and a prior suspension order.
of Illinois dated September 20, 2011. The executive Committee
of the United States District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois was not persuaded by the Lawyer’s response to show
cause as to why he should not be disbarred. The United States
Court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the executive
Committee’s decision by Order dated august 14, 2012.
charged by the Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office, the Lawyer
resolved the charges by admitting guilt to one count of Organized
Scheme to Defraud Greater Than $50,000 and by entering a
deferred prosecution agreement with the assistant State attorney.
The panel orders:
1. Mr. Kivisto’s licence to practise law in Ontario is revoked, effective
2. The parties may file written costs submissions in respect of
this conduct application, the Reconsideration Motion, and the
Subsequent Motion within seven days of the date of this Order.
There will be a further seven days for reply, if any.
(Counsel for the Society, Amanda Worley and Ian Godfrey / the Lawyer