On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio launched an expanded news program – Court News Ohio – that features stories about the Ohio judicial system. This archived page on the Supreme Court’s website only displays news stories that occurred before that date. News stories that occurred on July 17 and thereafter can be found at www.courtnewsohio.gov.

June 27, 2012
July Disciplinary Hearings Announced

The following schedule of cases is set for hearings by the Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline in July. 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. Upon request, case documents can be obtained via email.

July 3
Dayton Bar Association, Relator v. Kevin M. Hunt, Respondent

Case No. 11-083
Respondent’s address: 120 West Second Street, Suite 1600, Dayton
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 South Front Street, North Hearing Room 106, Columbus

July 6
Lynn Rife, Complainant v. Jeanette M. Moll, Respondent

Judicial Campaign Complaint
Case No. 12-045
Respondent's address:  803 Market Street, P.O. Box 461, Zanesville
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 9 & 10
Ohio State Bar Association, Relator v. Judge Douglas M. Rastatter, Respondent

Case No. 11-096
Respondent's address:  Clark County Common Pleas Court, 101 North Limestone Street, Springfield
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 10
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v. Joseph H. Smith, Petitioner

Petition for Reinstatement to the Practice of Law
Case No. 10-029
Petitioner's address:  3378 Nagel Road, Avon
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, Hearing Room 281

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