Protecting Attorneys In Disciplinary Matters
The Rules of Professional Conduct prescribe rules for a lawyer’s conduct. These rules address attorney discipline issues and require a lawyer to act competently and diligently throughout the course of representation to avoid harming a client’s interests. The Supreme Court of Ohio, through Disciplinary Counsel and Certified Grievance Committee, is charged with regulating and enforcing these rules to maintain a competent and ethical bar that promotes public confidence in the legal community.
Aggressively Defending Attorney Licenses
While the disciplinary process for an attorney proceeds in civil venues, in many ways it resembles a criminal case. You need the same intense, comprehensive and methodical approach required to defend a criminal charge. As a Cleveland-area defense team, the office of Michael C. Hennenberg is known for thorough and disciplined methodology. We will apply these skills to the defense of your law license.
Our team will seek to obtain a successful resolution of the complaint as early as possible in the process. In some cases, this could mean providing representations to the Disciplinary Counsel, the Certified Grievance Committee, or the probable cause panel of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline. If it is necessary, we can represent you at all subsequent levels of the process, including the three-member panel of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, before the full board itself or before the Supreme Court of Ohio.
What We Do For Lawyers
The most common types of cases we take on include:
- Conflicts of interest
- Breach of client confidentiality
- Mishandling of client funds
- Failure to timely file a case and meet discovery deadlines
- Failure to advise of statute of limitations
Hire An Experienced Advocate For Attorney Discipline Defense
When we represent an attorney or judge accused of professional misconduct, our legal team takes a comprehensive approach to the case and works closely with experts to conduct an extensive investigation.