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Public Reprimand Issued for Conviction of Public-Official Financial-Disclosure Laws

Decided: June 4, 2015 Attorney:  Gregory Steven Costabile Misconduct: conviction for violation of public-official financial-disclosure law; conduct that adversely reflects on fitness to practice law Citation: Disciplinary Counsel v. Costabile, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-2082  Discipline:  public reprimand Upon a consent-to-discipline agreement, the Court held violations of public-official financial-disclosure laws warranted a public reprimand in light of […]

Tennessee Lawyer Arrested for Hiring Hitman to Kill Wife

The Nashville Sun Times reported Fred Wortman III of Collierville, Tennessee is being held on a $15 million bond in county jail for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife. Wortman is a 39-year-old lawyer, pilot and father of three children.  He was arrested and charged with solicitation of first-degree murder after […]

Suspension for Florida Lawyer Convinced that She Was Victim of Microchip Implantation

The Florida Bar learned of a written filing and statements in which Janice Jennings (West Palm Beach, FL) advised the court, among other things, that her former employer implanted a microchip in her left ear that was designed to harm and disrupt her ability to function. The ABA reports that Jennings maintained a psychological evaluation […]

Ohio Requires Ethical Duty of Technology Competence

In 2012, the ABA changed the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to clarify that lawyers have a duty to be competent not only in the law, but also in technology. Many other states—including Ohio—have followed suit. Ohio’s Duty of Technology Competency Specifically, the Supreme Court of Ohio amended Comment 6 to Rule 1.1 (which will […]

Family Favor Results in One Year Suspension

Decided: February 10, 2015 Attorney: Jennifer Ann Gorby Misconduct: Failure to hold clients’ funds in trust account; Failure to inform clients of lack of malpractice insurance Citation: Disciplinary Counsel v. Gorby, Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-476 Discipline: One-year suspension, stayed A family favor landed Jennifer Ann Gorby of Salem, Ohio, a one-year suspension, stayed on conditions. […]