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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 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court. Each report includes a recommendation of discipline for attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct.

Except in consent-to-discipline cases, the parties will have an opportunity to file objections to the board’s report and recommendation with the Supreme Court. If objections are filed, the case will be scheduled for oral argument. Oral argument is not scheduled in reinstatement cases, except upon order of the Court. In cases in which the board recommends acceptance of a consent-to-discipline agreement, no objections are permitted, and the case is submitted to the Court for consideration.

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

Cases on Report of the Board

Hamilton County
Lorain County Bar Association v. Anisa Asha Williamson
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0226
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Montgomery County
Disciplinary Counsel v. Patricia Ann Pickrel
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0225
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed

Stark County
Stark County Bar Association v. Glen F. Buttacavoli
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0227
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, 18 months stayed

Consent-to-Discipline Cases

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Michael William Callahan
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0223
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Franklin County
Columbus Bar Association v. Jeffrey Thomas Kluesener
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0221
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed