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The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the filing of 12 disciplinary case reports with the Ohio Supreme Court.

The parties will have an opportunity to file objections to the Board’s reports and recommendations with the Supreme Court. If a party files an objection, the Supreme Court will schedule the case for oral argument. Objections are not permitted in a case submitted upon consideration of a consent-to-discipline agreement, and oral arguments are not scheduled in reinstatement proceedings.

Additional information about each case, including the report and recommendation, may be obtained by clicking on the Supreme Court case number.

Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association v. Douglas Paul Whipple
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0229
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Disciplinary Counsel v. Michael Francis Cosgrove
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0208
Recommended sanction: Indefinite suspension

In re Reinstatement of Rosel Charles Hurley III; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator
Supreme Court Case No. 2017-0798
Recommendation: Grant reinstatement

Franklin County

Columbus Bar Association v. John Joseph Okuley
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0231
Recommended sanction: Permanent disbarment

Columbus Bar Association v. Suzanne Kay Sabol
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0217
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Columbus Bar Association v. Natalie Jonelle Bahan
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0224
Recommended sanction: Six-month suspension, stayed

Hamilton County

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Jack Irwin Brand
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0210
Recommended sanction: Public reprimand

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Andrew Thomas Burgess
Supreme Court Case No. 2019-1457
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed

Cincinnati Bar Association v. Edward Timothy Kathman
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0216
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, six months stayed

Lorain County

Lorain County Bar Association v. Jeanette Michele Robinson
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0228
Recommended sanction: Two-year suspension, one year stayed

Mahoning County

In re Reinstatement of Brian Patrick Kish; Mahoning County Bar Association, Relator
Supreme Court Case No. 2011-0846
Recommendation: Grant reinstatement

Medina County

Disciplinary Counsel v. Katherina Eileen Devanney (consent-to-discipline)
Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0209
Recommended sanction: One-year suspension, stayed