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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 10 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

  • Nine reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct.
  • One report recommends the reinstatement of a suspended lawyer to the practice of law.

The parties in each case 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. No oral argument is scheduled in reinstatement proceedings, and objections are not permitted in a case submitted upon consideration of a consent to discipline agreement.

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

Ashland County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Locke Mason
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0538
Recommended sanction:  Six-month suspension, stayed

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Richard Ahlman Oviatt
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0537
Recommended sanction:  One-year suspension, six months stayed

Franklin County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Trent Reynard Turner
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0540
Recommended sanction:  Two-year suspension, six months stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Robert James Leon
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0536
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Columbus Bar Association v. William Martian Midian
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0541
Recommended sanction:  Public reprimand

Greene County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Mark Alan Deters
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0535
Recommended sanction:  Indefinite suspension

Highland County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Jason Allan Sarver
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-1081
Recommendation:  Two-year suspension, stayed

Lucas County

Toledo Bar Association v. Brandon Mclain Rehkopf
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0539
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Summit County

Akron Bar Association v. Tamara Dawn Parkin
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0542
Recommended sanction:  Two-year suspension

Out of State

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas John Leksan (Reinstatement)
Supreme Court Case No. 2012-2055
Recommendation: Grant reinstatement