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February, 29, 2012
March Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The following schedule of cases is set for hearings by the Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline in March. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.  The hearings involve an individual attorney or judge who is charged with professional misconduct.

Hearings may be continued for good cause at any time. Contact the board’s office at 614.387.9370 to confirm that a hearing will be held as scheduled or the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250 for more information about a case. Case documents can be obtained via email upon request.

March 5
Columbus Bar Association, Relator v. Marco J. Squeo, Respondent

Case No. 11-038
Respondent’s address: 5879 Snowdrop Ave., Galloway
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 S. Front St., North Hearing Room 106, Columbus

March 9
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. James W. Schmidt, Respondent

Case No. 11-025
Respondent's address:  63 ½ E. Main St., Xenia
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

March 13
Cincinnati Bar Association, Relator v. Kathleen D. Mezher and Frank Eric Espohl, Respondents

Case No. 11-078
Respondent's address:  8075 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, Room 281

March 13 & 14
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Timothy A. Shimko, Respondent

Case No. 11-069
Respondent's address:  925 Euclid Ave., Suite 2010, Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

March 14
Cincinnati Bar Association, Relator v. Robert H. Hoskins, Respondent

Case No. 11-091
Respondent's address:  2645 Erie Ave., Suite 46, Cincinnati
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, West Hearing Room 104

March 16
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Michael Motylinski, Respondent

Case No. 11-021
Respondent's address: 5326 Yacht Haven Grande, No. 36, St. Thomas, VI
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

March 20
Akron Bar Association, Relator v. Jana B. DeLoach, Respondent

Case No. 11-085
Respondent's address:  P.O. Box 2385, Akron
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Akron Bar Association, 57 S. Broadway, Akron

March 21
Cincinnati Bar Association, Relator v. Robert N. Trainor, Respondent

Case No. 11-102
Respondent's address:  618 Washington St., Covington, KY
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

March 22 & 23
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Paul N. Peterson, Respondent

Case No. 11-018
Respondent's address:  17760 Brittany Woods Drive, Chagrin Falls
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

March 23 (Day 3)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v. James W. Westfall Jr., Respondent

Case No. 11-063
Respondent's address:  75 Public Square, Suite 914, Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Knox County Courthouse, 111 E. High St., Mt. Vernon

March 26
Cleveland Metro Bar, Relator v. Teddy Sliwinski, Respondent

Case No. 11-034
Respondent's address:  5800 Fleet Ave., Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Cleveland Metro Bar, 1301 E. Ninth St., second level, Cleveland

March 29
Dayton Bar Association, Relator v. Michael D. Matlock, Respondent

Case No. 10-003
Respondent's address:  5013 Coulson Dr., Dayton
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

Contact: Rick Dove at 614.387.9370 or Chris Davey at 614.387.9250.