Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sibling-Related Misconduct

From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court of Ohio has suspended the law license of attorney Frank J. Simmons Jr. of Toledo for one year, with the last six months of that term stayed, for representing clients in two Michigan courts in 2006 while his Ohio law license was under an administrative suspension. Simmons is not licensed as an attorney in Michigan. 

The Court adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that Simmons falsely represented himself as a member of a joint law practice with his sister, who is licensed to practice in Michigan, and signed his sister’s name without her knowledge or permission on court documents that identified the sister as counsel of record in the cases where he appeared and requested that the court allow Mr. Simmons to appear in her place.

The court's opinion is linked here. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2008/12/sibling-related.html

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