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Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced that it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio.

  • Eleven reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct.
  • One report recommends discipline for a magistrate who violated the Code of Judicial Conduct.

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.

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Howard Alan Dunn
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0813
Recommended sanction:  Six-month suspension, stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Charles Francis Wochna
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0814
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Jennifer Ellen Wintner (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0810
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Erie County

Erie-Huron County Bar Association v. Robert Zelvy
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0812
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Franklin County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Phillip Louis Harmon
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0817
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, 18 months stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Magistrate Marla R. Holben
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0816
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Jefferson County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Michael J. Marshall
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0809
Recommendation: Indefinite suspension

Licking County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Stephen Wallace Barns
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0823
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Lucas County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Daniel Pigott
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0815
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension

Portage and Summit Counties

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Charles Holmes and Ashleigh Brie Kerr (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0818
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed, for each respondent

Stark County

Disciplinary Counsel v. John David Clark (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0808
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Wood County

Wood County Bar Association v. Sarah Ann Miller Driftmyer
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0811
Recommendation: Six-month suspension, stayed