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Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of 11 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Each complaint has been sent to the respondent, and the respondent has been directed to file an answer to the allegations contained in the complaint. Once an answer is received, the 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 the respondent does not answer the allegations, the respondent’s failure to answer will be certified to the Supreme Court, and 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. Please consult the hearing schedule on the Board’s website for a monthly list of Board hearings.

If the Board 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, case record, and any objections filed by the parties, and imposing discipline.

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

Columbus Bar Association v. Lawrence Edward Winkfield
Case No. 2018-016
Respondent’s counsel:  Geoffrey L. Oglesby, Sandusky

Disciplinary Counsel v. Thaddeus Matthew Bereday
Case No. 2018-017
Respondent’s counsel: Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus

Warren County Bar Association v. Andrew Jay Brenner
Case No. 2018-018
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. William Tierney Marshall
Case No. 2018-020
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Terrence Kensley Scott
Case No. 2018-021
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cincinnati Bar Association v. John Hamilton Flessa
Case No. 2018-022
Respondent’s counsel: George D. Jonson, Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Michael Joseph Begovic
Case No. 2018-023
Respondent’s counsel: None

Mahoning County Bar Association v. James Vivo
Case No. 2018-024
Respondent’s counsel: None

Columbus Bar Association v. Douglas Whitney Bulson, Jr.
Case No. 2018-025
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Scott Andrew Rumizen
Case No. 2018-027
Respondent’s counsel: Richard S. Koblentz, Cleveland

Disciplinary Counsel v. David William Davis
Case No. 2018-028
Respondent’s counsel: Charles J. Kettlewell, Columbus