Monday, June 11, 2018


Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed charges of misconduct against an attorney in a large number of client matters.

The charged attorney has other issues.

The Journal News reported last August

An area attorney will appear in court today as a defendant being arraigned on a felony charge.

William Matthew Tinch, 35, is slated to have a video arraignment on a charge of burglary at 3 p.m. today in Franklin Municipal Court.

MORE: Attorney arrested for allegedly breaking into relative’s home

Tinch was arrested Friday and has been held in the Warren County Jail under a $100,000 cash-only bond. The charge is a second-degree felony.

Franklin police said Tinch allegedly broke into a relative’s Franklin home early Friday morning and accessed a computer leading to his arrest for burglary.

According to police, Linda Crawford, Tinch’s mother-in-law, called police Friday afternoon and reported the basement door of her Oxford Drive residence had been forced open overnight.

“Subsequent investigation found that the victim’s son-in-law, William M. Tinch, entered the residence without permission on today’s date at 3:53 a.m. While inside the house, Tinch accessed the victim’s personal computer and typed a message to the victim,” according to the police report.

Tinch is an attorney for Tinch Law, 301 N. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown, according to the Supreme Court of Ohio and Ohio Judicial System. The website shows no discipline or sanction history for Tinch.

He entered a treatment program shortly after the arrest.

The victim’s family consented for Tinch to enter the treatment program, according to [Judge] Ruppert.

Ruppert said the city prosecutor and Tinch’s lawyer will discuss whether to pursue the felony charge or have it reduced to a misdemeanor after he completes the program and how well he does in the program and how the family feels at that time.

Tinch was released on a $100,000 bond following his video arraignment last week. As a condition of his release, Tinch was ordered to stay 50 yards from his relative’s home on the southwest corner of Miami Avenue and Park Avenue.

He is  suspended on an interim basis. (Mike Frisch)

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