On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Ohio reinstated Attorney Cristina Nicole Vagotis to the practice of law.

The case is titled ‘Lorain County Bar Association v. Vagotis’ with case no. 2023-Ohio-3938.

On August 12, 2021, the Supreme Court of Ohio suspended Attorney Vagotis from the practice of law for failing to pay costs assessed against her in a prior disciplinary matter decided on March 18, 2021.

Due to Attorney Vagotis’ failure to pay the costs by the deadline, the court issued an order finding her in contempt. As a result, Attorney Vagotis received an additional suspension from law practice. However, on October 30, 2023, Attorney Vagotis filed an application for reinstatement with the court. Upon review of her application, the court determined that Attorney Vagotis had complied with the August 12 contempt order and the requirements of Rule V(24) of the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

Therefore, the Supreme Court of Ohio granted Attorney Vagotis’ application and reinstated her to the practice of law in the state. With her costs now paid and procedural rules followed, Attorney Vagotis was once again allowed to represent clients after over two years of being suspended.

The disposition reads:

“Therefore, it is ordered by this court that respondent is reinstated to the practice of law in the state of Ohio.”

According to Avvo, Attorney Christina Nicole Vagotis is from Avon, Ohio. She attended the University of Akron School Of Law. She acquired her license in Ohio in 2017.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.