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Professional Conduct Board Certifies 12 New Cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of 12 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

The certified complaints have been sent to the respondents, who have been directed to file an answer to the allegations contained in the complaint. Once an answer is 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, and the Court 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 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.

Disciplinary Counsel v. Leslie Holden
Case No. 2018-029
Respondent’s counsel: None

Columbus Bar Association v. Natalie Jonnelle Bahan
Case No. 2018-030
Respondent’s counsel: Dennis W. McNamara, Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. Austin Roan Buttars
Case No. 2018-031
Respondent’s counsel: William C. Mann, Powell

Disciplinary Counsel v. Mark Alan Thomas
Case No. 2018-032
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. William Matthew Tinch
Case No. 2018-033
Respondent’s counsel: None

Dayton Bar Association v. David Lee Williams
Case No. 2018-034
Respondent’s counsel: None

Toledo Bar Association v. John James Manore III
Case No. 2018-035
Respondent’s Counsel: Jonathan E. Coughlan, Columbus

Disciplinary Counsel v. Paula Enza Camino
Case No. 2018-036
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Joan Patricia Selby
Case No. 2018-037
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel v. Marilyn Abrienne Cramer
Case No. 2018-038
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Kory Akin Jackson
Case No. 2018-039
Respondent’s counsel: None

Mahoning County Bar Association v. Andrew William Rauzan
Case No. 2018-040
Respondent’s counsel: Damian A. Billak, Canfield