Thursday, January 3, 2019
Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has charged the former managing partner of a Cleveland law firm with a form of conversion in violation of Rules 8.4(c) and (h).
The firm represented a "retailer of firearms and related products" who owed the firm over $27,000 in legal fees.
The attorney allegedly received product from the client and unilaterally applied a credit to extinguish the bill.
His answer admits the most of the alleged facts - and contends that some of his partners were aware of the situation - but denies that he violated ethics rules as charged. He also made full restitution to the firm.
The documents can be found here. (Mike Frisch)