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Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

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

The parties 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 cases submitted upon consideration of a consent-to-discipline agreement.

Additional information about each case, including the report and recommendation, may be obtained by the hyperlink for each case. Questions regarding pending cases should be directed to the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250.

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Anthony Michael Piazza
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1369
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed

Delaware County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Michael Christopher Hoague
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1371
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension; credit for time served under interim felony suspension

Erie County

Erie-Huron County Bar Association v. Kenneth Ronald Bailey and Kenneth Richard Bailey
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1363
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed (Respondent-Kenneth Ronald Bailey); public reprimand (Respondent-Kenneth Richard Bailey)

Franklin County

Columbus Bar Association v. Douglas Whitney Bulson, Jr.
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1373
Recommended sanction: 18-month suspension, stayed

Columbus Bar Association v. Christian Manning Family (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1365
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Hamilton County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Elizabeth Lorraine Ford
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1367
Recommended sanction: Indefinite suspension

Mahoning County

Mahoning County Bar Association v. Andrew William Rauzan & Carol Clemente Wagner
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1374
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed (Respondent-Rauzan); public reprimand (Respondent-Wagner)