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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 Ohio Supreme Court.

  • Seven reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct.
  • Two reports recommend discipline for a judge or former judge who violated the Code of Judicial Conduct.
  • One report recommends the reinstatement of a previously suspended attorney.

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.

Allen County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Leah Traci McCray
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1437
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Patrick Peter Leneghan (petition for reinstatement)
Supreme Court Case No. 2016-0370
Recommendation: Grant reinstatement

Disciplinary Counsel v. Timothy Andrew Shimko
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1438
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Richard Earl Hackerd
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1434
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Franklin County

Columbus Bar Association v. Darwin Richard Roseman
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1439
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension

Disciplinary Counsel v. Terrence Kensley Scott (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1435
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Lorain County

Lorain County Bar Association and Disciplinary Counsel v. Jeffrey Hile Weir II
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1447
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Mahoning County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Robert Nathaniel Rusu Jr.
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1436
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Mahoning County Bar Association v. James Vivo (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1440
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Scioto County

Disciplinary Counsel v. William Tierney Marshall (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1433
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension