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Eaton Attorney Suspended

The Supreme Court of Ohio today indefinitely suspended the law license of attorney Andrew F. Siehl of Eaton for failing  to cooperate with a 2010 Dayton Bar Association investigation of alleged violations of state attorney discipline rules. Stiehl’s license has been under an indefinite suspension since November 2009 for prior acts of professional misconduct.

The court adopted findings by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline that Siehl failed to respond to multiple communications from disciplinary authorities that were directed to him at the address he last supplied to the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Registration, and to multiple other addresses including the offices of the Eaton City Council, of which Siehl is currently listed as a member on the city’s website.

In today’s 7-0 per curiam decision, the court adopted the disciplinary board’s recommendation that a new indefinite suspension be imposed against Siehl’s license which will bar him from applying for reinstatement to the practice of law until at least March 6, 2015.

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2012-1691. Dayton Bar Assn. v. Siehl, Slip Opinion No. 2013-Ohio-735.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 11-108.  Andrew Fraser Siehl, Attorney Registration No. 0065173, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in Ohio.
Pfeifer, O’Donnell, Lanzinger, Kennedy, French, and O’Neill, JJ., concur.
O’Connor, C.J., dissents and would disbar respondent.
Opinion: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/0/2013/2013-Ohio-735.pdf

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