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Six Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced six cases recently certified to the board by a probable cause panel.

In each case, a certified complaint has been sent to the respondent, and the respondent has been asked to file an answer to the allegations contained in the complaint. Once an answer is received, the case will be assigned to a three-member hearing panel of the board, and the hearing panel will conduct further proceedings in the case.

Typically, a public hearing is scheduled within four to six months after the case is assigned to a hearing panel. Please consult the Upcoming Hearings schedule for a monthly schedule of board hearings. Contact the board’s office at 614.387.9370 to confirm that a hearing will be held as scheduled or for more information about a case. Case documents can be obtained via e-mail upon request.

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

A (*) denotes a waiver of probable cause by the respondent that results in immediate certification of the case to the board.

To access the complaints in these cases, click on the individual case numbers below.

*Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Paul Michael Kaufman, Respondent
Case No. 2015-008
Respondent’s address: 19615 Winslow Road, Shaker Heights
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Fred Phillip Schwartz, Respondent
Case No. 2015-009
Respondent’s address: PO Box 181487, Cleveland Heights
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Sean P. Ruffin, Respondent
Case No. 2015-010
Respondent’s address: 2061 Margo Road, Columbus
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Timothy Warren Camboni, Respondent
Case No. 2015-011
Respondent’s address: 46 West Main Street, Ashland
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Erie-Huron County Bar Association, Relator v. Charles Ross Smith III, Respondent
Case No. 2015-012
Respondent’s address: 2758 Canterbury Road, Ann Arbor, MI
Respondent’s counsel: None

Geauga County Bar Association, Relator v. Daniel Earl Bond, Respondent
Case No. 2015-014
Respondent’s address: 102 Water Street, Chardon
Respondent’s counsel: None

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