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Seven Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline today announced seven 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.

An asterisk (*) 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.

Trumbull County Bar Association, Relator v. Csaba A. Bodor, Respondent
Case No. 2014-048
Respondent’s address: 8256 East Market Street, Suite 1150, Warren
Respondent’s counsel: None

Columbus Bar Association, Relator v. Joseph D. Reed, Respondent
Case No. 2014-050
Respondent’s address: 713 South Front Street, Columbus
Respondent’s counsel: None

*Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Howard F. Schuman, Respondent
Case No. 2014-051
Respondent’s address: 2267 Fenwick Road, University Heights
Respondent’s counsel: None

Trumbull County Bar Association, Relator v. Ralph A. Zuzolo Jr., Respondent
Case No. 2014-052
Respondent’s address: 700 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles
Respondent’s counsel: None

Trumbull County Bar Association, Relator v. David K. Roland, Respondent
Case No. 2014-054
Respondent’s address: 4505 Loganway, Hubbard
Respondent’s counsel: None

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. Gary R. Axner, Respondent
Case No. 2014-055
Respondent’s address: 4403 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland
Respondent’s counsel: None

Mahoning County Bar Association, Relator v. Roger R. Bauer, Respondent
Case No. 2014-056
Respondent’s address: 244 Seneca Avenue, Warren
Respondent’ counsel: None