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Cases Certified to Disciplinary Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has announced the certification of four new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Under the board’s procedures, a certified complaint is sent to the respondent, and the respondent is directed to file an answer to the allegations contained in the complaint. Once an answer is received, the case is assigned to a three-member hearing panel of the board, and the hearing panel conducts proceedings. If the respondent does not answer the allegations, the respondent’s failure to answer will be certified to the Supreme Court, and the Court may suspend the respondent’s license to practice law.

Typically, a public hearing is scheduled within four to six months after the case is assigned to a hearing panel. Consult the hearing schedule on the board’s website for a monthly list of board hearings.

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

To access additional case information, click on the case number below.

Disciplinary Counsel v. Christian Brian Domis
Case No. 2018-041
Respondent’s counsel:┬áNone

Disciplinary Counsel v. John Ivor Peters
Case No. 2018-042
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Mark Mariotti
Case No. 2018-043
Respondent’s counsel:┬áNone

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Virginia Maria Riggs-Horton
Case No. 2018-044
Respondent’s counsel: None