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Board of Professional Conduct Files Disciplinary Case Reports and Recommendations

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of seven disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report recommends discipline for an attorney charged with professional misconduct.

The parties in each case will have an opportunity to file objections to the board’s report and its recommendation with the Supreme Court. If objections are filed, the case will be scheduled for oral argument. No oral argument is scheduled in reinstatement proceedings, and objections are not permitted in a case submitted upon consideration of a consent-to-discipline agreement.

Additional information about each case, including the report and recommendation, may be obtained by clicking on the Supreme Court case number. Questions regarding pending cases should be directed to the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250.

Cuyahoga County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Scott Andrew Rumizen
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0217
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, 18 months stayed

Franklin County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Beverly J. Corner
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0215
Recommended sanctions: One-year suspension, stayed

Columbus Bar Association v. Lawrence Edward Winkfield
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0221
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, 18 months stayed

Hamilton County

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Michael Joseph Begovic
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0220
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Logan County

Columbus Bar Association v. Natalie Jonnelle Bahan
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0219
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Lorain County

Disciplinary Counsel v. James Lee Lindon
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0216
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed.

Lucas County

Toledo Bar Association v. John James Manore III
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-0212
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed.