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Five Cases Certified to Attorney Discipline Board

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

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

Medina County Bar Association, Relator v. Albert D. Shirer, Respondent
Case No. 2014-060
Respondent’s address: 1033 Sunhaven Drive, Medina
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Mahoning County Bar Association, Relator v. David J. Gerchak, Respondent
Case No. 2014-061
Respondent’s address: P.O. Box 2985, Youngstown
Respondent’s Counsel: John B. Juhasz Jr.

Columbus Bar Association, Relator v. Lumumba T. McCord, Respondent
Case No. 2014-062
Respondent’s address: 844 South Front Street, Columbus
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Columbus Bar Association, Relator v. David C. Watson Jr., Respondent
Case No. 2014-063
Respondent’s address: 503 South Front Street, Suite 254, Columbus
Respondent’s Counsel: None

Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Shawn P. Hooks, Respondent
Case No. 2014-064
Respondent’s address: 131 North Ludlow Street, Suite 630, Dayton
Respondent’s counsel: None

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