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BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 13 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.

To access additional case information, please go online to:

Disciplinary Counsel v. John David Clark

Case No. 2018-001

Respondent’s counsel: Larry H. James, Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. John David Moore, Jr.

Case No. 2018-002

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Robert Nathaniel Rusu, Jr.

Case No. 2018-003

Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati

Disciplinary Counsel v. Christopher Patrick Ore

Case No. 2018-004

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Daniel Lee Bennett

Case No. 2018-005

Respondent’s counsel: None

Lorain County Bar Association v. Jeffrey Hile Weir II

Case No. 2018-006

Respondent’s counsel: None

Dayton Bar Association v. Anthony William Sullivan

Case No. 2018-007

Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. William Francis Perry

Case No. 2018-008

Respondent’s counsel: Timothy T. Brick and Kevin R. Marchaza, Cleveland

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Jennifer Ellen Wintner

Case No. 2018-009

Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Timothy Solomon Horton

Case No. 2018-010

Respondent’s counsel: Rick L. Brunner and Patrick M. Quinn, Columbus

Columbus Bar Association v. Darwin Richard Roseman

Case No. 2018-012

Respondent’s counsel: Alvin E. Mathews, Jr., Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. Frank James Simmons, Jr.

Case No. 2018-013

Respondent’s counsel: Patricia Horner, Toledo

Disciplinary Counsel v. David Marlborough Lynch

Case No. 2018-014

Respondent’s counsel: Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus

Date Published: March 21, 2018


Supreme Court of Ohio


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