Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline

CONTACT INFORMATION

Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9370
Fax: 614.387.9379

Board Chair:
David E. Tschantz

Secretary to the Board:
Richard A. Dove

Senior Counsel:
D. Allan Asbury

Counsel:
Heidi Wagner Dorn

The Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline is a 28-member quasi-judicial body appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio that consists of 17 lawyers, seven active or retired judges, and four non-lawyers. The Board's duties are as follows:

  • Adjudicating formal complaints of misconduct involving judges and lawyers and making recommendations to the Supreme Court on the appropriate sanction
  • Hearing cases involving the mental illness of judges and lawyers and the reinstatement of lawyers suspended from the practice of law
  • Monitoring and assisting bar association certified grievance committees in the regulation of the legal profession
  • Issuing ethics advisory opinions
  • Advising judges and lawyers on ethics compliance
  • Conducting educational programs on ethics for judges, lawyers, and judicial candidates
  • Receiving and retaining financial disclosure statements filed annually by judges, magistrates, and judicial candidates

Judges & Lawyers

Advisory Opinions

  • Opinions issued by the Board 1986-present
  • Telephone Inquiries
    A legal staff member is usually available to discuss ethics questions with judges, lawyers, and judicial candidates. Call 614.387.9370.
  • Written Inquiries
    Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline
    Supreme Court of Ohio
    65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
    Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program
Assists Ohio judges, lawyers, and law students with obtaining treatment for substance abuse, chemical dependency, addiction, and mental health issues

Financial Disclosure
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