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Eight Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline today announced eight cases recently certified to the board by a probable cause panel. The board also opened a separate case following a Supreme Court referral to reinstate an attorney from California.

In each case, a certified complaint has been sent to the respondent, and the respondent has been asked to file an answer to the allegations contained in the complaint. Once an answer is received, the case will be assigned to a three-member hearing panel of the board, and the hearing panel will conduct further proceedings in the case.

Typically, a public hearing is scheduled within four to six months after the case is assigned to a hearing panel. Please consult the Upcoming Hearings schedule for a monthly schedule of board hearings. Contact the board’s office at 614.387.9370 to confirm that a hearing will be held as scheduled or for more information about a case. Case documents can be obtained via e-mail upon request.

If the board finds that a lawyer or judge has engaged in professional misconduct, the board will file a report with the Supreme Court that includes a recommended sanction. The Supreme Court is responsible for reviewing the case record and imposing discipline.

To access the complaints in these cases, click on the individual case numbers below.

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. William Emerson Reed II, Respondent
Case No. 2014-077
Respondent’s address: 2321 Kragel Road, Richmond
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Lorain County Bar Association, Relator v. Mark Russell Provenza, Respondent
Case No. 2014-078
Respondent’s address: 2550 Broadway Avenue, Lorain
Respondent’s Counsel: John B. Juhasz Jr.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Rami Majed Awadallah, Respondent
Case No. 2014-079
Respondent’s address: 520 South Main Street, Suite 2511-I, Akron
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Mahoning County Bar Association, Relator v. Dennis Armaud DiMartino, Respondent
Case No. 2014-080
Respondent’s address: 839 Southwestern Run, Suite 1, Youngstown
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. James William Thomas Jr., Respondent
Case No. 2014-081
Respondent’s address: #A706973, C.R.I., 11781 State Route 762, Orient
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Ronald Robinson, Respondent
Case No. 2014-083
Respondent’s address: 4137 Feiner Drive, Cleveland
Respondent’s counsel: None

Akron Bar Association, Relator v. Jana Bassinger DeLoach, Respondent
Case No. 2014-084
Respondent’s address: P.O. Box 2385, Akron
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Kenneth Ronald Donchatz, Respondent
Case No. 2014-085
Respondent’s address: 4313 Smothers Road, Westerville
Respondent’s counsel: None

In addition to the aforementioned cases, the Board opened the following case following the referral by the Supreme Court of a petition for reinstatement to the practice of law:

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Joel David Joseph, Petitioner
Case No. 2014-082
Petitioner’s address: 11950 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 220, Los Angeles, California
Petitioner’s counsel: None

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