PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Bar has confirmed to ABC Action News that it has opened an investigation into attorney Lysa Clifton — and the reports that she visited Micheal Drejka and solicited to be his legal representation.
Drejka is the shooter at the center of a "stand your ground" case in Clearwater. He shot and killed Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store on July 19 after he was shoved to the ground.
Clifton told ABC Action News that she met with Drejka on a cold call visit to the Pinellas County Jail Tuesday night, where she says he agreed to let her represent him.
The Bar has strict rules on attorney solicitation and prohibits face to face solicitation – "of a client who is not a family member or with whom the lawyer does not have a prior professional relationship."
ABC Action News reached out to Clifton for a comment, she stated:
"I have not been informed by the Florida Bar that I am under investigation, so I really can't talk about a complaint I haven't seen."
Clifton has been in practice since 2012, according to the Bar.