Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Ohio Supreme Court has permanently disbarred an attorney who was admitted in 2002 "based upon findings that [the attorney] had failed to answer disciplinary counsel's 30-count complaint and has committed nearly 300 violations of the [ethical and court rules]..."
The misconduct "spanned more than four and a half years and involved numerous instances of missappropriation, totalling more than $35,000."
A master commissioner had found no mitigating factors. Although the attorney had serious mental-health and addiction issues, there was no evidence of treatment or recovery.
The attorney was suspended in April 2011 based on the allegations. (Mike Frisch)