A Riverview lawyer has been disbarred, the Florida Bar announced Thursday.
Jessica Ann Bennett, who practices at The Bennett Law Group, P.A., 13194 U.S. Highway 301 S., is disbarred, effective immediately, following an April 3 court order. Bennett was the subject of several complaints, the Florida Bar said in a media release.
Bennett "failed to adequately communicate" with multiple clients, the release stated. She also converted client property, made unauthorized withdrawals from client accounts, and engaged in "other unethical conduct," the Bar said.
Bennett was also ordered to pay restitution of $50,800 to a client before any possible readmission.
A total of 13 lawyers around the state were recently disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, according to the release. Four of them were disbarred.
Disbarred lawyers may not re-apply for admission for five years.