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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 five disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Four reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct, and one report recommends discipline for a judge who the board found 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.

Ashland County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thomas Locke Mason
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-0538
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Brian Joseph Halligan
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1090
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, 18 months stayed

Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. William Francis Perry (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1092
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Franklin County

Columbus Bar Association v. Louis Jay Chodosh
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1094
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Amelia Angela Salerno
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1088
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed