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Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports and Recommendations

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The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed five 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 Court. If a party files objections, the Court will schedule the case for oral argument. Oral arguments are not scheduled in reinstatement proceedings, and objections are not permitted in a case submitted upon consideration of a consent-to-discipline agreement.

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

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. John Brendan Gibbons & James Allen Jenkins (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0471
Recommended sanctions: Six-month suspension, stayed, for Respondent-Gibbons; public reprimand for Respondent-Jenkins.

Disciplinary Counsel v. Joan Jacobs Thomas
Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0467
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand.

Franklin County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Monica Elaine Hawkins
Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0468
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand.

Hamilton County

Cincinnati Bar Association v. John Edward Mahin
Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0469
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed.

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Jamie Lynn Turner
Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0470
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed.