Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Ohio Supreme Court web page reports that an Akron attorney:
The Court adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that despite prior training and employment in the banking and accounting fields, [the attorney] admitted maintaining only a single bank account for his law practice into which he deposited both his personal funds and funds entrusted to him by clients, and also admitted that he maintained no records accounting for his receipt or disposition of client funds in his possession other than monthly bank statements and a check register.
The court's decision is linked here. The attorney was engaged in practice as a second career after working with a regulatory agency, an accounting firm and a bank. He has a longstanding problem with alcohol that has not been successfully addressed. Despite his participation in the bar's treatment program, he has continued to drink. (Mike Frisch)