Just one South Florida attorney faced discipline from the state Supreme Court this summer, the Florida Bar announced Thursday.
Joshua Hauserman of West Palm Beach was suspended for 30 days starting at the end of July and placed on two years’ probation for failing to complete treatment for an alcohol problem. Hauserman, managing partner of the Hauserman Law Group, didn’t comply with a 2014 public reprimand, the court ruled.
He tested positive for alcohol five different times and didn’t pay his monthly monitoring fee on time, as required by his Florida Lawyers Assistance contract.
Hauserman pleaded guilty in 2014 to driving under the influence and his driver’s license was suspended for five years. He was driving with a 3-year-old child and two flat tires, and it was his second DUI, according to the Sun Sentinel. Hauserman told Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies he was a DUI defense lawyer.
Hauserman was one of six attorneys statewide who faced discipline from June 1 to Aug. 10. The Florida Supreme Court’s summer recess ended this week.