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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

2/15/2006 - Supreme Court of Ohio Decisions

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006

2003-2171. Northwestern Ohio Bar Assn. v. Lauber, 2006-Ohio-419.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 02-077. Robert Charles Lauber, Attorney Registration No. 0025035, is indefinitely suspended from the practice of law in Ohio.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-419.pdf
Summary: Attorneys—Misconduct—Neglect of entrusted legal matters—Failure to cooperate in disciplinary proceedings—Indefinite suspension.

2005-1529. Columbus Bar Assn. v. Smith, 2006-Ohio-413.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 05-011. Daniel Scott Smith, Attorney Registration No. 0008972, is permanently disbarred from the practice of law in Ohio.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-413.pdf
Summary:Attorneys – Misconduct – Engaging in conduct prejudicial to administration of justice – Engaging in conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law – Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or misrepresentation – Failing to cooperate in disciplinary proceeding – Failure to promptly deliver client funds – Failure to maintain complete records of accounts – Engaging in conduct that damages a client – Permanent disbarment.

2005-1543. Disciplinary Counsel v. Millonig, 2006-Ohio-420.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 05-043. Arthur Frederick Millonig Jr., Attorney Registration No. 0006552, is permanently disbarred from the practice of law in Ohio.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-420.pdf
Summary: Attorneys – Misconduct – Engaging in conduct involving moral turpitude – Engaging in conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law – Failure to register – Failure to maintain separate client trust account – Failure to cooperate in disciplinary investigation – Permanent disbarment.

2005-1545. Disciplinary Counsel v. Croushore, 2006-Ohio-412.
On Certified Report by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, No. 05-016. Paul Gregory Croushore, Attorney Registration No. 0055524, is suspended from the practice of law in Ohio for 12 months, all stayed on condition.
Moyer, C.J., Resnick, Pfeifer, Lundberg Stratton, O'Connor, O'Donnell and Lanzinger, JJ., concur.
Opinion: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/rod/newpdf/0/2006/2006-Ohio-412.pdf

Summary: Attorneys – Misconduct – Failure to maintain separate trust account for client funds – Failure to keep complete records and render accounts for client funds – 12-month suspension, stayed on condition.

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