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Legal Ethics

Former Ohio AG Loses Law License for 6 Months Over Ethics Violations While In Office

Nov 20, 2012, 06:04 pm CST


There is no reason to drop his name from the firm name during the suspension.

By Al on 2012 11 21, 10:11 am CST

The office of Attorney General requires a high standard of ethical behavior because of its public responsibilities and its obligation to the bar. One would not expect that such office-holders need to be reminded of such obvious facts.

By Marine460 on 2012 11 21, 11:56 am CST

Just another in a long line of corrupt Ohio Democrats.

By Just Some Bloke on 2012 11 21, 2:53 pm CST

Actually, the Dann case stands out as a huge black eye because for the last 40+ years, Ohio has had a string of truly exceptional AGs of both political parties, starting with Bill Brown. He ushered in an era of merit hiring and aggressive environment and consumer protection, a philosphy that has continued and been expanded by subsequent AGs.

By Raymond Marvin on 2012 11 21, 4:24 pm CST

The author, Martha Neil, seems extraordinarily reluctant to make clear that Dann--a corrupt individual--is, in fact, a Democrat.

By BuckeyeSam on 2012 11 21, 4:43 pm CST

I'm surprised his party affiliation was even mentioned. When it's an R, that's the first word in the story. When no party's given in the first paragraph, it's a D. It really is that simple and consistent. And, when you "call" reporters and editors on it, they get defensive, make up excuses and/or lie. They have betrayed the public's trust by their blatant double standard.

By JJM on 2012 11 21, 10:34 pm CST

Al @ 1: Generally: Firm names, advertising, and legal stationery can't be misleading to the public. As long as he's suspended, Dunn can't engage in the practice of law, or even give the appearance of practicing law.

By BMF on 2012 11 22, 4:05 am CST

Not bad... only three posts in before the discussion descends into a bipartisan catfight.

By The Artist Formerly Known As Bakes on 2012 11 22, 4:56 am CST

Another misunderstood Ohio politician?--wish it into the cornfield, Anthony!

By NOW JERRY BROWN on 2012 11 24, 1:24 am CST

"The board had noted that Dann . . . has a good reputation . . . "

And doesn't appearance always trump reality in our brave new world?

By John Fembup on 2012 12 04, 2:49 pm CST

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