Sunday, August 10, 2014

Complaint against McCalla Raymer lawyer Danielle Nicole Parsons sent to grievance committee

Danielle Nicole Parsons
Florida Bar Counsel Patricia Ann Toro Savitz’s letter of July 29, 2014 referred my complaint against McCalla Raymer lawyer Danielle Nicole Parsons to,

Via email only lisa.acharekar@myfloridalegal.com
Lisa M. Acharekar, Chair
Office of Statewide Prosecution
135 W. Central Blvd Stet 1000
Orlando, FL 32801-2437

Re: Complaint by Neil J. Gillespie against Danielle Nicole Parsons
The Florida Bar File No. 2014-30,525 (9A)

Dear Ms. Acharekar:

This is to advise that the above-referenced matter has been forwarded to your committee for
further investigation and disposition.

The documents will soon be posted to the Grievance Committee Webpage for the Committee's
convenience. As always, if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Patricia Ann Toro Savitz
Bar Counsel
________________________________________________________________

On August 5, 2014 I wrote Ms. Savitz in part, (our full communication is posted below)

I have and thank you for your letter July 29, 2014 referring my complaint to Lisa M. Acharekar,
Chair, Office of Statewide Prosecution. Unfortunately I do not understand referral to the Office
of Statewide Prosecution, which is apparently part of the Office of the Attorney General, and the
designation of Ms. Acharekar as "Chair", which usually pertains to a Bar grievance committee.

The next day August 6, 2014 Ms. Savitz sent me by email another letter stating,

Re: Complaint of Neil J. Gillespie against Danielle Nicole Parsons
The Florida Bar File No. 2014-30,525 (09A)

Dear Mr. Gillespie:

This correspondence is to clarify the current status of this matter. The case has been referred to
the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "09A." The chair of the committee is Lisa M.
Acharekar. You will be notified in writing regarding the appointment of Investigating Members
for further investigation by the committee. The case has not been referred to the Attorney
General’s Office or the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor for investigation.

Thank you for your continued cooperation with this matter.

Sincerely,
Patricia Ann Toro Savitz
Bar Counsel
_________________________________________________________________

The Florida Bar directory page for Lisa M. Acharekar shows "Office of Statewide Prosecution", and shows her Assistant State Attorney email address lisa.acharekar@myfloridalegal.com, (for the Attorney General) but shows Ms. Acharekar as a "Public Member" of Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee "A".

Previously I thought Ms. Acharekar was with the Attorney General’s office (Executive Branch of Florida government) because of her email extension, but now it appears she is an Assistant State Attorney (judicial branch of Florida government). UPDATE: I am wrong again. Ms. Acharekar is NOT an Assistant State Attorney, she works for Nicholas B. Cox, Statewide Prosecutor, Office of Statewide Prosecution, Attorney General Pam Bondi.

The Ninth Circuit State Attorney is part of the Judicial Branch of Florida government. Jeffrey L. Ashton jashton@sao9.org, is the Ninth Circuit State Attorney, and this is his Florida Bar directory page. The Attorney General of Florida is part of the Executive Branch of government. Unfortunately this combination may violate separation of powers mandated by the Florida Constitution. The purpose of separate branches of government is to protect individual freedoms and prevent the government from abusing its power.

Article II, Section 3. Branches of government.—The powers of the state government shall be divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches. No person belonging to one branch shall exercise any powers appertaining to either of the other branches unless expressly provided herein.

See the Separation of Powers Broad Issue Paper on The Florida Bar's website.

The Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee "A" showing Ms. Acharekar as a "public member" and no one as "Chair". But Ms. Acharekar is not really a public member, those show an asterisk by their name.

Frank Harlan Killgore, Jr.               Vice Chair
Paul Louis SanGiovanni                  Designated Reviewer
Mark Owen Cooper                      Attorney Member
Jon Marshall Oden                         Attorney Member
Glennys Eloisa Ortega Rubin           Attorney Member
Robert J Stovash                            Attorney Member
Lisa M. Acharekar                          Public Member
Rhonda Childers *                          Public Member
Kathy Ennis *                                 Public Member
Gary H. Weber *                            Public Member
_____________________________________________________________

On May 22, 2014 Florida Bar UPL Counsel Ghunise L. Coaxum notified me that Unlicensed Practice of Law Investigation of Yolanda I. Martinez, Case No. 20143031(9A) was closed.

Dear Mr. Gillespie:

In December, 2013, you filed an unlicensed practice of law complaint against Yolanda I.
Martinez based on allegations that she engaged in the unlicensed practice of law through a series
of e-mail communications to you. The Committee Chair has concluded that the e-mails in
question were all sent at the direction of Ms. Martinez's supervising attorney, Danielle N.
Parsons. The file is closed.

Sincerely,
Ghunise L. Coaxum
Branch UPL Counsel
UPL Department, Orlando

Danielle Nicole Parsons complaint referred to grievance committee

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