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11 Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Professional Conduct today announced 11 cases recently certified to the board by a probable cause panel.

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.

A (*) denotes a waiver of probable cause by the respondent that results in immediate certification of the case to the board.

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

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. John Barry Frenden, Respondent
Case No. 2015-015
Respondent’s address: 3901 Lakeside Ave. East, Suite 104, Cleveland
Respondent’s Counsel: None

*Ohio State Bar Association, Relator v. Joshua Scott Albright, Respondent
Case No. 2015-016
Respondent’s address: 438 E. Lyndhurst St., Sidney
Respondent’s Counsel: None

*Erie-Huron County Bar Association, Relator v. Roger Scott Stark, Respondent
Case No. 2015-017
Respondent’s address: 5719 W. Bogart Road, Castalia
Respondent’s Counsel: None

*Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Daniel Joseph Guinn, Respondent
Case No. 2015-018
Respondent’s address: 104 S. Broadway St., P.O. Box 804, New Philadelphia
Respondent’s Counsel: None

*Ohio State Bar Association, Relator v. Harry Joseph Jacob III, Respondent
Case No. 2015-019
Respondent’s address: 7163 Southside Park Drive, Solon
Respondent’s counsel: Michael E. Murman

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Kevin Purcell, Respondent
Case No. 2015-020
Respondent’s address: #A663368, LCI, 2075 S. Avon-Belden Road, Grafton
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Stephanie Gail Gussler, Respondent
Case No. 2015-021
Respondent’s address: P.O. Box 597, Granville
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Benjamin Joltin, Respondent
Case No. 2015-022
Respondent’s address: 3855 Starr Centre Drive, Suite A, Canfield
Respondent’s counsel: None

Columbus Bar Association, Relator v. Paul Stephen Kormanik, Respondent
Case No. 2015-024
Respondent’s address: 580 S. High St., Suite 200, Columbus
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Teddy Sliwinski, Respondent
Case No. 2015-025
Respondent’s address: 5800 Fleet Ave., Cleveland
Respondent’s counsel: None

*Ohio State Bar Association, Relator v. Kenneth Anthony Schuman, Respondent
Case No. 2015-026
Respondent’s address: 359 Kenyon Ave., Bedford
Respondent’s counsel: None

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