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Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed the following reports and recommendations for disciplinary cases involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Except in consent-to-discipline cases, the parties will have an opportunity to file objections to the board’s report and recommendation with the Supreme Court. If objections are filed, the case will be scheduled for oral argument. Oral argument is not scheduled in reinstatement cases, except upon order of the Court. In cases in which the board recommends acceptance of a consent-to-discipline agreement, no objections are permitted, and the case is submitted to the Court for consideration.

Additional information about each case, including the report and recommendation, may be obtained by clicking on the hyperlink for each case. Questions regarding pending cases should be directed to the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250.

Cases on Report of the Board

Butler County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Gregory Lawrence Peck
Case No. 2016-1490
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Cuyahoga County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Scott Clifford Smith
Case No. 2014-0197 (on remand)
Recommended sanction: Indefinite suspension

Ohio State Bar Association v. Harry Joseph Jacob III
Case No. 2016-1488
Recommended Sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Edward Joseph Heben, Jr.
Case No. 2016-1495
Recommended Sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Franklin County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Patrick Maney Jr.
Case No. 2016-1494
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Hamilton County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Robert Hansford Hoskins
Case No. 2016-1496
Recommended sanction: Disbarment

Warren County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Jeremiah Justin Denslow
Case No. 2016-1487
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Wood County
Wood County Bar Association v. Robert Eugene Searfoss III
Case No. 2016-1489
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed

Reinstatement Case

Mahoning County
Mahoning County Bar Association v. William Charles Helbley Jr.
Case No. 2012-0200
Recommendation: Grant reinstatement

Dismissal Based on Finding of No Misconduct

Cuyahoga County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Alan Jack Rapoport
Board Case No. 15-073

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