Thursday, January 11, 2018
Two attorneys who have no professional relationship but reside together and are engaged to be married have been charged with confidentiality violations by the Ohio Disciplinary Counsel.
One of the attorneys was admitted in 2001; the other in 2010. According to the allegations, they both practice in the school law area.
They met on November 9, 2014 at an Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus, Ohio. They have not been co-counsel in any matters.
The allegations contend that during the period of January 2015 to November 2016, the attorneys (primarily through forwarded emails) exchanged client information such as names, work product and privileged communications. It is alleged that the more senior attorney assisted the more junior attorney in completing the work.
No indication from the charges how this came to light. Also, no answer to the charges has yet been posted.
If the above link does not work, click here for Disciplinary Counsel v. Holmes and Kerr. (Mike Frisch)