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Board of Professional Conduct Recommends Discipline in Eight Cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed eight disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

The parties can 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.

The linked Supreme Court case numbers below go to case information, including the Board’s reports and recommendations.

Butler County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Matthew Gilbert Bruce
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1076
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Mark Mariotti
Supreme Court Case No. 2018-1579
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Franklin County

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

Fairfield County

Disciplinary Counsel v. John Ivor Peters
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1074
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Lucas County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony Perin Spinazze
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1075
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension

Mahoning County

Mahoning County Bar Association v. Martin Edward Yavorcik
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1086
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, six months stayed; credit for time served pursuant to interim felony suspension

Richland County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Robert Goldberger (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1077
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Wood County

Toledo Bar Association v. Peter Frederick Field & Dan Martin Weiss (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1081
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand for each respondent