Ohio Legal Ethics Blog


Recent Blog Posts

  • On Friday, April 7, the professional responsibility attorneys presented a seminar at Capital University Law School. The CLE focused on attorney discipline in Ohio, professionalism, lawyers and social media, and recent developments in the area of ethics. View the presentation... More
  • In an Advisory Opinion issued August 5, 2016, the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct advised Ohio lawyers that they might be violating federal law by advising clients in the medical marijuana industry, or by using prescribed marijuana themselves. Ohio Sub. H.B. 523 permits the growth, processing, use, and sale of medical marijuana. Federal law, however, […]... More
  • The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a Lima attorney for sexting with a client. On Tuesday, June 14, the Court issued an opinion suspending N. Shannon Bartels from the practice of law for one year, with six months of the suspension stayed on the condition that Bartels complete a CLE study, pay all costs, commit […]... More
  • Decided: June 4, 2015 Attorney:  Gregory Steven Costabile Misconduct: conviction for violation of public-official financial-disclosure law; conduct that adversely reflects on fitness to practice law Citation: Disciplinary Counsel v. Costabile, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2082  Discipline:  public reprimand Upon a consent-to-discipline agreement, the Court held violations of public-official financial-disclosure laws warranted a public reprimand in light of […]... More
  • Decided: February 10, 2015 Attorney: Jennifer Ann Gorby Misconduct: Failure to hold clients’ funds in trust account; Failure to inform clients of lack of malpractice insurance Citation: Disciplinary Counsel v. Gorby, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-476 Discipline: One-year suspension, stayed A family favor landed Jennifer Ann Gorby of Salem, Ohio, a one-year suspension, stayed on conditions. […]... More