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Conduct Board Files Disciplinary Reports

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed four 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 reports and recommendations with the Court.  If a party files objections, the 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 link for each case. Questions regarding cases pending before the Supreme Court should be directed to the Supreme Court’s Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250.

Franklin County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Stephen Michael Darling
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1232
Recommended sanction: Indefinite suspension

Cuyahoga County

Cleveland Metro. Bar Association v. Justin Michael Weatherly (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1228
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Medina County

Medina County Bar Association v. Russell Anthony Buzzelli
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1233
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension

Summit County

Akron Bar Association v. Matthew William Talley (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-1230
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed