Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Ohio Supreme Court imposed indefinite suspensions today in two matters involving serious criminal violations unrelated to the practice of law. In one case, an attorney with a prior record of discipline for "unprofessional, undignified, and discourteous conduct in separate incidents before two common pleas judges" went to a strip bar. He "became involved in a physical altercation with six people in the parking lot" and "pointed a .45 caliber Glock pistol with a laser sight at all six people, one at a time." He was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and six misdemeanor counts of aggrravated menacing.
The second case (which I have not been able to open and link) involved conduct summarized as follows on the court's web page:
[The attorney] has been indefinitely suspended from practice for violations of state attorney discipline rules arising from his convictions on two felony charges for attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with an underage girl. [He] has been under an interim suspension since January 2006, when the Supreme Court was notified of his convictions on felony counts of compelling prostitution and possession of criminal tools.