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BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct this month announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Certified complaints have been sent to respondents, who have been directed to file answers to allegations. Once answers are received, each case will be assigned to a three-member hearing panel of the Board, and the hearing panel will conduct further proceedings in the case. If a respondent does not answer the allegations, the respondent’s failure to answer will be certified to the Supreme Court, which may suspend the respondent’s license to practice law.

Typically, a public hearing is scheduled within four to six months after the case is assigned to a hearing panel. Consult the hearing schedule on the board’s website for a monthly list of board hearings.

If the BPC finds that a lawyer or judge has engaged in professional misconduct and recommends a sanction, the board will file a report with the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is responsible for reviewing the board report and case record and imposing discipline.

Disciplinary Counsel v. Gregory Joseph Moore

Case No. 2017-057

Respondent’s counsel: Peter T. Cahoon, Akron

Columbus Bar Association v. Stephen Wallace Barns

Case No. 2017-058

Respondent’s counsel: None

Toledo Bar Association v. Joan M. Crosser

Case No. 2017-059

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Brian Joseph Halligan

Case No. 2017-060

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Amelia Angela Salerno

Case No. 2017-061

Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati

Disciplinary Counsel v. Marla R. Holben

Case No. 2017-062

Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati

Disciplinary Counsel v. Beverly J. Corner

Case No. 2017-063

Respondent’s counsel: Geoffrey L. Oglesby, Sandusky

Disciplinary Counsel v. Alberto Nestico

Case No. 2017-064

Respondent’s counsel: Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. Howard Alan Dunn

Case No. 2017-065

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Jonathan Hull

Case No. 2017-066

Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Rebecca Jo Austin

Case No. 2017-067

Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Richard Earl Hackerd

Case No. 2017-068

Respondent’s counsel: Monica A. Sansalone, Cleveland

Disciplinary Counsel v. Timothy Eugene Potts

Case No. 2017-069

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Charles Holmes and Ashleigh Brie Kerr

Case No. 2017-070

Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati (for Respondent-Kerr);

Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus (for Respondent-Holmes)

Disciplinary Counsel v. Benjamin Joltin

Case No. 2017-071

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Leah Traci McCray

Case No. 2017-072

Respondent’s counsel: None

Date Published: January 17, 2018


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