Tuesday, January 26, 2010
From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:
The Supreme Court of Ohio has indefinitely suspended [an] attorney...for intentionally misleading a juvenile court magistrate regarding his identity and the status of his license to practice before that court.
In a 7-0 per curiam opinion, the Court agreed with findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that, despite having failed to comply with the Court’s biennial registration requirements since 1995 and having his license suspended for that rule violation, [the attorney] attempted to represent a client in a 2008 case before the Greene County Juvenile Court and made repeated false statements to the magistrate in the case in an effort to disguise the fact that he was practicing while under suspension.
The opinion is linked here. The attorney had left practice in 1992 to accept a job in the insurance industry. The representation involved the child of a co-worker. The accused conceded that the conduct was "stupid." (Mike Frisch)