Friday, December 5, 2008

Mitigating Factors

The Ohio Supreme Court adopted findings of misconduct but rejected a proposed indefinite suspension in favor of a two year suspension with one year stayed on condition in a bar discipline case where the attorney had advised his client that he had filed suit, obtained a settlement of $300,000 and that the first payment of $150,000 had not received because the defendant was in jail. None of this was true. The court found mitigation, noting that the attorney was in his 50s but had only been admitted in 2003, had no prior discipline and was suffering from the effects of the murder of his son. (Mike Frisch)

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