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Three Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

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

Trumbull County Bar Association, Relator v. Timothy Eric Bellew, Respondent
Case No.2014-057
Respondent’s address: 1 South State Street, Girard
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Henry Roosevelt Freeman, Respondent
Case No.2014-058
Respondent’s address: 786 Premiera Drive, Tallmadge
Respondent’s counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Gregory Keith Klima, Respondent
Case No.2014-059
Respondent’s address: State Route 716, Ashland, Kentucky
Respondent’s counsel: Kevin E. McDermott

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