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Supreme Court of Jflortba

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013


CASE NO.: SCI2-2607

Lower Tribunal No(s).: 2013-50,652(17C)OSC THE FLORIDA BAR vs. NICHOLAS THEODORE STEFFENS

Complainant(s)

Respondent(s)

The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Contempt alleging that Respondent has failed to respond to official Bar inquiries. This Court issued an Order to Show Cause directing Respondent to respond by a date certain why he should not be held in contempt and suspended until such time as he fully complied in writing to the official Bar inquiries. Thereafter, The Florida Bar filed a "Notice of Respondent's Compliance" stating that Respondent subsequently responded to the inquiries, albeit not in a timely manner. The Court takes very seriously every attorney's obligation to completely and timely respond to inquiries made by The Florida Bar. Therefore, because Respondent did not respond to the inquiries in a timely manner, Nicholas Theodore Steffens is hereby held in contempt and is hereby publicly reprimanded. Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Nicholas Theodore Steffens in the amount of $1,250.00, for which sum let execution issue. Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. POLSTON, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, LABARGA, and PERRY, JJ., concur. A True Copy Test:

Clerk, Supreme Comt


dd Served: KENNETH LAWRENCE MARVIN NICHOLAS THEODORE STEFFENS

RONNA FRIEDMAN YOUNG

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA

THE FLORIDA BAR, Complainant, v. NICHOLAS THEODORE STEFFENS, Respondent.

Supreme Court Case No. SCThe Florida Bar File No. 2013-50,652 (17C) OSC

PETITION FOR CONTEMPT AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE COMES NOW, The Florida Bar, Complainant, in the above-referenced matter, pursuant to Rule 3-7.1 l(f), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, and files this Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause, and states the following: 1. A copy of the Findings of Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance

Committee "C" as to Contempt in Bar File No. 20 12-50,93 1(1 7C) is attached to this Petition as "Exhibit 1". 2. As of the date of the service of this Petition, Respondent has failed to

respond to official Bar inquiries. WHEREFORE, The Florida Bar requests that this Court suspend the Respondent pursuant to Rule 3-7.11(f), until such time as he fully responds in

writing to the official Bar inquiries contained in "Exhibit 1" and until further order of this Court. Respectfully submitted,

Ronna Friec^pan Young, Bar Counsel The Florida Bar Ft. Lauderdale Branch OfficeLake Shore Plaza II 1300 Concord Terrace, Suite 130 Sunrise, Florida 33323 (954) 835-0233 Florida Bar No.: 563129 RYoung@flabar. org CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I certify the original hereof has been furnished by regular U.S. Mail to the Honorable Thomas D. Hall, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida, Supreme Court Building, 500 Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-1927; with copies to Respondent, Nicholas Theodore Steffens, by Certified Mail No. 7011 2970 0003 0076 3338, return receipt requested, whose record bar address is Nicholas T. Steffens & Associates, 9900 W. Sample Rd., Ste. 300, Coral Springs, FL 330654077, and to Respondent via email to his record email address, nick@ntslaw.com, and to Staff Counsel, The Florida Bar, at his designated email address of kmarvin@flabar.org, this Co day of December, 2012.

Ronna Friedr^kn Young, Bar Counsel

CERTIFICATE OF TYPE, SIZE AND STYLE I HEREBY CERTIFY that the Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause of The Florida Bar is submitted in 14 point proportionately spaced Times New Roman font in Microsoft Word format.

Ronna Friedman Young, Bar Counsel

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA (Before a Grievance Committee)

THE FLORIDA BAR, Complainant,


v.

The Florida Bar File No. 2012-50,931(17C)

NICHOLAS THEODORE STEFFENS, Respondent. FINDINGS OF SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE "C" AS TO CONTEMPT Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C," by and through its undersigned Chair, makes the following findings pursuant to Rule 3-7.11(f)(2) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: 1. On August 7, 2012, The Florida Bar sent Respondent a letter by

certified U.S. Mail, return receipt requested, to Respondent's record Bar address and requested a response within 10 days of the date of the letter. A copy of the letter and the signed return receipt card are attached hereto as "Composite Exhibit
A".

2.

Respondent failed to respond to The Florida Bar as requested in the

letter of August 7, 2012.

THE FLORIDA BAR'S EXHIBIT

3.

By letter dated October 4, 2012, sent by certified U.S. mail, return

receipt requested, Respondent was given notice that on November 5, 2012, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C" would consider his failure to respond at its meeting on November 5, 2012. A copy of the letter dated Octobers, 2012 and the signed return receipt card are attached hereto as "Composite Exhibit B". 4. 5. Respondent made no response to the letter dated October 4,2012. The Grievance Committee considered respondent's failure to respond

at its meeting on November 5, 2012. 6. The Grievance Committee found that respondent failed to show good

cause for failing to respond to the official bar inquiries. The committee further found respondent to be in contempt and requested that the bar file a Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause with the Supreme Court of Florida. Dated this $) day of ]>M*ii-eA , 2012.

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C"

BY

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Alice Elizabeth Solomon, Chair Florida BarAfo. 598860 8751 We.st Broward Blvd., Suite 106 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324-2630 (954) 652-0100

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Via Certified Mail No, 70112970 0003 0076 3833 Return Receipt Requested Nicholas Theodore Steffens, Esq. Nicholas T. Steffens & Associates 9900 W. Sample Rd., Ste. 300 Coral Springs, FL 33065-4077 Re: Complaint by Domingo Delgado against Nicholas Theodore Steffens The Florida Bar File No. 2012-50,931 (17C)

Dear Mr. Steffens: Enclosed please find copies of two e-mails (with attachments) from the complainant to my assistant Pursuant to R. Regulating Fla Bar 4-8.4(g), please respond to the following investigative inquiries within 10 days: 1. The complainant alleges in these e-mails that he has "had two default judgments of which [you were] hired to defend and [have] not replied to the courts or myself." Please respond to this allegation in detail. (The bar notes that the attachments to the complainant's e-mails are not judgments or orders but rather, docket sheets). 2. By order of the Supreme Court of Florida dated October 11, 2011, you were suspended from the practice of law for ten days, effective thirty days from the date of the Order. In November 2011 during your period of suspension, it appears that you were counsel of record for Mr, Delgado (as indicated by the attachments to Mr. Delgado's emails). Please state whether or not you represented Mr. Delgado during the period of suspension. If yes, please explain. Please describe any other practice of law during the period of your suspension. 3. Please produce a copy of your complete file(s) concerning Domingo Delgago.

Please provide a copy of your response to the complainant and show an appropriate "cc."

THE FLORIDA BAR'S ^P^XSfT EXHIBIT

Nicholas T. Steffens, Esq. TFB File No. 2012-50,931(170) August 7, 20 12 Page 2 Sincerely,
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Ronna Friedman Young Bar Counsel RFY/aak Enclosures cc: Domingo Delgado -Within 10 days-by regular mail, please send me a complete copy of all documents which you received from Mr. Steffens including retainer agreements, correspondence, e-mails, billing receipts, etc. Please refrain from sending any further e-mails to this office. Abo, please be advised that although the disciplinary proceedings are pending, whatever happens will not change the results in any civil cases against you. You should consult with private counsel of your choice regarding your civil lawsuits.

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DEFAULT COURT ORDER.pdf

Hello Ms. Kline, Attached please find a default mortgage judgement agalnts my wife and !-because Mr. Steffens did not

answer or defend my case. Please contact me as soon as possible to discuss the situation A
Best Regards, Domingo Dekjado (954) 980-8417 To: domingodelgado@live.com CC: RYoung@flabar.org Subject: RE: Nicholas Steffens

From: aWine@flabar.org
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:57:18 -0400 Good morning, Please be advised that the record of The Florida Bar indicate Nicholas Steffens current address is 9900 W. Sample Road, Suite 300, Coral Springs, FL 33065-4077, telephone: 954-323-8956; email nlck@ntslaw.com. Pursuant to our telephone conversation today, I reminded you of our telephone conversation in February and the fact that you were going to provide additional information. You Indicated that you would provide same. Should you have any additional questions, please contact the undersigned. Thank you. Allyson A. Kline Lawyer Regulation- Secretary to Bar Counsel Ronna Friedman Young The Florida Bar Lake Shore Plaza II, Suite 130 1300 Concord Terrace Sunrise, FL 33323 (954) 835-0233, ExL 4150 (954) 835-0133-fax

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CASE DETAIL Broward County Can Numbtr CACEOM379M Court Typt Ctvl Otvl.lon - Circuit Court lna<intDet N/A Court Loan Central Courthoua* Slati Reporkng Number OB200CAJ7J4AXXXCE Cm Type 'Reel Property MTO Foreckwura * (prior ID 1/1/10) F*na Date 07W200 Caw status Pending Judge ID / Name 11 Garcla-Wbod, Marina

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Delgado, Deborah

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RE: Nicholas Steffens dornlngo delgadoto.Ann Kline Florida Bar_ This message has been replied to .

07/20/2012 08:44 AM

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DEFAULT COURT ORDER.pdf credit card lawsuit l.pdf garnishment credit card lawsultpdf

Hello Ms. Kline, Below you have mentioned that Mr. Steffens has a new address. I would like to re-assert that I have attempted to reach Mr. Steffens by mail, email (of which it has never changed) and by phone for the past 12 months with no reply from him and no communication. My email and home mailing address has never changed since I have employed his services. Mr. Steffens has in no way contacted my wife or I in any way. Also, I have had two default judgements of which he was hired to defend and has not replied to the courts or myself. Attached please find documents showing court orders that Mr. Steffens was paid for and never defended the cases as he was hired to do. Best Regards, Domingo Delgado To: domingodelgado@live.com CC: RYoung@flabar.org Subject: RE: Nicholas Steffens From: akline@flabar.org

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:57:18 -0400


Good morning, Please be advised that the record of The Florida Bar indicate Nicholas Steffens current address is 9900 W. Sample Road, Suite 300, Coral Springs, FL 33065-4077, telephone: 954-323-8956; email nick@ntslaw.com. Pursuant to our telephone conversation today, I reminded you of our telephone conversation in February and the fact that you were going to provide additional information. You indicated that you would provide same. Should you have any additional questions, please contact the undersigned. Thank you. Allyson A. Kline Lawyer Regulation- Secretary to Bar Counsel Ronna Friedman Young The Florida Bar Lake Shore Plaza II, Suite 130 1300 Concord Terrace Sunrise, FL 33323 (954) 835-0233, Ext. 4150 (954) 835-0133-fax

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CASE DETAIL Broward County Cue Number CACE090J7334 Court Tyv< CIvU Otviiion - Circuit Court Incident Dite N/A Court Location Central Courthouse N/A Suit Reporting Number 06200BCA037944AXXXCE CMtType ^ri Property MTQ Forecknure + (priorto 1/1HO) Filing Daw 07nW2oo CueSMui Pending Judge 10 / Name 11 Garcla-Wood, Marina

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SUNRISE, FLORIDA 33323 October 4, 2012 Via certified mail No. 7011 2970 0003 0076 3949. RRR Mr. Nicholas Theodore Steffens Nicholas T. Steffens & Associates 9900 W. Sample Rd., Ste. 300 Coral Springs, FL 33065-4077 Re: Complaint by Domingo Delgado against Nicholas Theodore Steffens; The Florida Bar File No. 2012-50,931 (17C)

Dear Mr. Steffens: By letter dated August 7,2012, which was sent by certified mail, you were required to respond to certain official investigative inquiries. A copy of the letter and the signed receipt card are enclosed. To date, you have failed to respond. Please note that Rule 4-8.4(g) provides that your failure to respond to an official inquiry with no good cause shown may be a matter of contempt and processed in accordance with Rule 3-7.1 l(f)(2) of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. You are hereby notified that should you fail to comply with Rule 4-8.4(g) and provide a full written response concerning the enclosed inquiries, such failure shall be considered by Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C" at its meeting on November 5,2012. This consideration shall be for the sole and exclusive purpose of determining whether or not there is good cause shown for your failure to respond. In reaching its determination, the grievance committee will consider all correspondence between you and The Florida Bar on this matter. A list of the current members of Grievance Committee 17C is enclosed for your information. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Sincerely,

Ronna Friedman Young Bar Counsel Encs. cc: Mr. Domingo Delgado
THE FLORIDA BAR'

SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE KC" Alice Elizabeth Solomon, Attorney, Chair, Hillenbrand, O' Brien & Solomon, L.L.P. Jane Carlene Rankin, Attorney, Vice Chair, Kubicki, Draper, et al. Lee F. Lasris, Esq., Florida Health Law Center Stacey Schulman, Attorney, Morgan & Morgan P.A, Cheryl Bucker, Attorney, Cheryl Sucker Law Offices Adriana Rocio Alcalde, Attorney, State Attorneys Office Renee Fletcher, (N/L) North West Medical Center - Director of Risk Management Barry Wolfe (NL), Marcus & Millichap Felix C. Mesa, Jr. (NL), Kirwan, Spettacy & Dannier, P.A. NOTE; The above list of grievance committee members is furnished in accordance with Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, chapter 3, Rule 3-7.4, solely for the purpose of determining whether a basis for recusal may exist with respect to any particular member or members of the grievance committee who may hear the matter under consideration. Rule 3-3.4(c) precludes a member of a grievance committee from performing a grievance committee function when that member (1) is related by blood or marriage to the complainant or respondent; (2) has a financial, business, property or personal interest in the matter under consideration, or with the complainant or respondent; (3) has a personal interest which could be affected by the outcome of the proceedings or which could affect the outcome; or (4) is prejudiced or biased toward either the complainant or the respondent. The individual members of the grievance committee, other than the investigating member, should not be contacted concerning the merits of the matter under consideration. If you determine that a member of the grievance committee should recuse himself or herself from hearing the matter under consideration, you should contact the staff attorney with The Florida Bar who is assigned your file and the grievance committee chairperson.

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