Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint based on an attorney's guilty plea in a criminal matter
Respondent’s indictment arose from a September 4, 2019 incident at respondent’s home in Rittman, Ohio. Respondent fired one shot from a revolver, which struck Travis Tester, respondent’s adult stepson, in the foot.
Tester did not reside with respondent and had entered respondent’s home without permission. Immediately after respondent fired the revolver, Tester left the home and respondent called 911.
On February 22, 2021, respondent pleaded guilty to Count Two of the indictment. The state had amended Count Two to attempted felonious assault, a felony of the third degree, which is a violation of R.C. 2923.02 and 2903.11(A)(1).
According to the complaint, he was sentenced to community service for two years subject to a number of conditions including
Retirement from the practice of law and relinquishment of his law license
The Daily Record reported that the attorney formerly served as the Rittman, Ohio law director. (Mike Frisch)