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Friday, May 05, 2006

5/5/2006 - Supreme Court of Ohio Case Announcements

DISCIPLINARY CASES

2004-1811. Disciplinary Counsel v. Johnson.
On application for reinstatement of Christine Ann Johnson, Attorney Registration
No. 0070595. Application granted and respondent reinstated to the practice of law
in Ohio.

2005-0365. Disciplinary Counsel v. Freeman.
On application for reinstatement of Thomas Herbert Freeman, Attorney
Registration No. 0007852. Application granted and respondent reinstated to the
practice of law in Ohio.

MISCELLANEOUS ORDERS

In re Report of the Commission
On Continuing Legal Education.
Michael Emerson Mears
(#0005456)
Respondent.
E N T R Y
CLE-1993-5456
This matter originated in this court on the filing of a report by the
Commission on Continuing Legal Education (the "commission") pursuant to
Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A)(1)(b) and (A)(2)(d). The commission recommended the
imposition of sanctions against certain attorneys, including the above-named
respondent, for failure to comply with the provisions of Gov.Bar R. X, Attorney
Continuing Legal Education, for the 1991-1992 reporting period.
On May 9, 1994, pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(6)(B)(3), this court entered an
order adopting the commission's recommendation related to the 1991-1992
reporting period, suspending the respondent from the practice of law, and imposing
a fee sanction upon the respondent.
On April 5, 2006, the commission filed a motion to modify sanction,
requesting that the order of May 9, 1994, pertaining to the above-named
respondent, be modified to order a monetary sanction only. Upon consideration
thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that the motion to modify sanction is granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED by the court that the entry of May 9, 1994, is
modified as follows: respondent's suspension from the practice of law is vacated
and the monetary sanction of $750.00 remains.

In re Report of the Commission on
Continuing Legal Education.
Frances Lynne Sheard
(#0030445)
Respondent.
Case No. CLE-03-30445
O R D E R
This matter originated in this court on the filing of a report by the
Commission on Continuing Legal Education (“commission”) pursuant to Gov.Bar
R. X(6)(A)(1)(b) and (A)(2)(d). The commission recommended the imposition of
sanctions against certain attorneys, including the above-named respondent, for
failure to comply with the provisions of Gov.Bar R. X, Attorney Continuing Legal
Education, for the 2001-2002 reporting period.
On December 5, 2003, this court adopted the recommendation of the
commission, imposed a sanction fee upon the respondent, and suspended the
respondent from the practice of law pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(6)(B)(3) and
(5)(A)(4). The court further ordered that respondent shall not be reinstated to the
practice of law in Ohio until respondent complies with the requirements for
reinstatement set forth in Gov.Bar R. X(7); respondent complies with the Supreme
Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio; respondent complies with this
and all other orders of the court; and this court orders respondent reinstated.
On March 21, 2006, the commission filed a recommendation pursuant to
Gov.Bar R. X(7)(B)(2), finding that the respondent has paid all fees assessed for
noncompliance, has made up all deficiencies, and is now in full compliance with
all requirements of Gov.Bar R. X, and recommending that the respondent be
reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio. The commission certified that respondent
had completed the credit hours of continuing legal education required during his
suspension by this court’s order of suspension. On May 1, 2006, respondent
satisfied all the requirements of this court’s order of suspension. Upon
consideration thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that the recommendation of the commission is
adopted and respondent, Frances Lynne Sheard, is hereby reinstated to the practice
of law.

In re Report of the Commission
On Continuing Legal Education.
Frankie Donnell Hoskey
(#0048213),
Respondent.
E N T R Y
CLE-2004-48213
This matter originated in this court on the filing of a report by the
Commission on Continuing Legal Education (the "commission") pursuant to
Gov.Bar R. X(6)(A)(1)(b) and (A)(2)(d). The commission recommended the
imposition of sanctions against certain attorneys, including the above-named
respondent, for failure to comply with the provisions of Gov.Bar R. X, Attorney
Continuing Legal Education, for the 2002-2003 reporting period.
On April 8, 2005, pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(6)(B)(3), this court entered an
order adopting the commission's recommendation related to the 2002-2003
reporting period, suspending the respondent from the practice of law and imposing
a fee sanction upon the respondent.
On April 5, 2006, the commission filed a motion to modify sanction,
requesting that the order of April 8, 2005, pertaining to the above-named
respondent, be modified to order a monetary sanction only. Upon consideration
thereof,
IT IS ORDERED by the court that the motion to modify sanction is granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED by the court that the entry of April 8, 2005, is
modified as follows: respondent's suspension from the practice of law is vacated
and the monetary sanction of $750.00 remains.

MEDIATION REFERRALS

The following case has been returned to the regular docket pursuant to
S.Ct.Prac.R. XIV(6)(E):

2006-0492. Dayton-Montgomery Cty. Port Auth. v. Montgomery Cty. Bd. of
Revision.
Board of Tax Appeals, No. 2004-A-1227.

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