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BPC Certifies New Disciplinary Cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 13 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Certified complaints have been sent to respondents, who have been directed to file answers to allegations. Once answers are received, each case will be assigned to a three-member hearing panel of the Board, and the hearing panel will conduct further proceedings in the case. If a respondent does not answer the allegations, the respondent’s failure to answer will be certified to the Supreme Court, which may suspend the respondent’s license to practice law.

Typically, a public hearing is scheduled within four to six months after the case is assigned to a hearing panel.  Consult the hearing schedule on the Board’s website for a monthly list of board hearings.

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

To access additional case information, click on the case number below.

Disciplinary Counsel v. John David Clark
Case No. 2018-001
Respondent’s counsel: Larry H. James, Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. John David Moore, Jr.
Case No. 2018-002
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Robert Nathaniel Rusu, Jr.
Case No. 2018-003
Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati

Disciplinary Counsel v. Christopher Patrick Ore
Case No. 2018-004
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Daniel Lee Bennett
Case No. 2018-005
Respondent’s counsel: None

Lorain County Bar Association v. Jeffrey Hile Weir II
Case No. 2018-006
Respondent’s counsel:  None

Dayton Bar Association v. Anthony William Sullivan
Case No. 2018-007
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. William Francis Perry
Case No. 2018-008
Respondent’s counsel: Timothy T. Brick and Kevin R. Marchaza, Cleveland

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Jennifer Ellen Wintner
Case No. 2018-009
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Timothy Solomon Horton
Case No. 2018-010
Respondent’s counsel: Rick L. Brunner and Patrick M. Quinn, Columbus

Columbus Bar Association v. Darwin Richard Roseman
Case No. 2018-012
Respondent’s counsel: Alvin E. Mathews, Jr., Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. Frank James Simmons, Jr.
Case No. 2018-013
Respondent’s counsel: Patricia Horner, Toledo

Disciplinary Counsel v. David Marlborough Lynch
Case No. 2018-014
Respondent’s counsel: Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus