A Coral Gables attorney has filed a Florida Bar complaint against Casey Anthony attorney Cheney Mason for making lewd gestures at a restaurant after his high-profile client was found not-guilty of murder and other charges Tueday.
Defense attorneys Jose Baez and Mason celebrated their victory shortly after the not-guilty verdicts were read with a champagne toast at Terrace 390, a restaurant on North Orange Ave.
At one point, Mason is reported to have made a lewd gesture with both hands at one of the spectators who gathered outside the restaurant.
At some other point, Mason made a different gesture with his middle finger. That move was caught by an Associated Press photographer.
Coral Gables attorney John B. Thompson said in a complaint to the Bar that was released to the Orlando Sentinel said Mason violated Bar rules for "Maintaining the integrity of the profession.
"The Bar's current regulatory policy is that even actions by lawyers in a private setting that reflect poorly on the profession are disciplinable. This was an obscene activity in a public setting,'' the complaint alleges.
A message to Mason's office was not immediately returned. He is expected in court this morning for Anthony's sentencing for lying to police.