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BEFORE THE

STATE OF FLORIDA
DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

CASE NO.; 19-2521EC

IN RE: ALEX DE LA PORTILLA,

Respondent

Motion to Withdraw as Co-Counsel

COMES NOW, Mark Herron, co-counsel of record for Respondent in this matter, and

respectfully requests leave to withdraw as co-counsel pursuant to Rule 28-106.105, Florida

Administrative Code, and states as follows:

1. Benedict P. Kuehne was retained to represent the Respondent in this matter

before the Commission on Ethics.

2. During the course of the proceedings before the Commission on Ethics, Mr.

Kuehne requested that Mr. Herron appear in his stead at the probable cause hearing before

the Commission on Ethics on January 25, 2019.

3. Mr. Herron will not participate in the proceedings before the Division of

Administrative Hearings in this matter.

4. There is no prejudice to the Respondent if Mr. Herron is permitted to withdraw

as co-counsel, inasmuch as Mr. Kuehne is and remains counsel for Respondent in this

matter.

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Filed June 3, 2019 1:33 PM Division of Administrative Hearings


Respectfully submitted this 3rd day of June, 2019 by:

/s/ Mark Herron___________


MARK HERRON
Florida Bar No. 199737
Primary Email: mherron@lawfla.com
Secondary Email: clowell@lawfla.com
statecourtpleadings@lawfla.com
MESSER CAPARELLO, PA
P.O. Box 15579 (32317)
2618 Centennial Place
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-222-0720 - Telephone
850-224-4359 - Facsimile

Co-Counsel for Respondent

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing has been sent to
Melody Hadley, Advocate for Florida Commission on Ethics, at
melody.hadley@myfloridalegal.com by email, and Benedict P. Kuehne, Counsel for
Respondent, at ben.keuhne@kuehnelaw.com, on this 3rd day of June, 2019, by:

/s/ Mark Herron___________


MARK HERRON

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