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Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed six disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

Four reports recommend discipline for attorneys charged with professional misconduct, one report recommends the suspension of a sitting judge, and one recommends the reinstatement of a suspended attorney.

The parties will have an opportunity to file objections to the board’s reports and recommendations with the Supreme Court. If a party files objections, the Supreme Court will schedule the case for oral argument.

Objections are not permitted in a case submitted upon consideration of a consent-to-discipline agreement, and oral arguments are not scheduled in reinstatement proceedings.

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

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Hon. Pinkey Susan Carr
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1518
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension of law license and two-year suspension from judicial office without pay.

Disciplinary Counsel v. Gary Allen Vick, Jr.
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1515
Recommended sanction: Indefinite suspension.

Franklin County

Columbus Bar Association v. Wesley Robert Davis
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1516
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed.

Portage County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Michael Allen Noble
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1519
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed.

Scioto County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Robert T. Hoover
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1517
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension.


Walter David Hartsock, Petitioner; Disciplinary Counsel, Relator
Supreme Court Case No. 2001-1208
Board recommendation: Grant reinstatement.