On Friday, June 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the resignation of attorney Bradley Dennis Keating, which he submitted after being accused of professional misconduct. According to the complaint, Keating did not properly identify and remit payment for medical treatment that three of his firm’s personal injury clients received.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Bradley Dennis Keating,” with case no. 2023-0612.
Allegedly, the respondent was found guilty of the following misconduct; failed to maintain proper client-trust-account records; failed to properly identify and remit payment for medical treatment provided to three of his firm’s personal injury clients, failed to inform his clients that he did not maintain professional-liability insurance misconduct involved multiple offenses, failed to perform and retain a monthly reconciliation of funds held in a client trust account, failed to promptly render full accounting of funds which a client/third party had an interest, failed to sign the contingent-fee contract with a client, failed to maintain for seven years a record for the lawyer’s client trust account, setting forth the name of the account, date, amount, and client affected by each credit and debit, failed to obtain written client acknowledgment that he didn’t maintain malpractice insurance.
Keating submitted his resignation as an attorney and counselor at law instead of facing the disciplinary process. The Supreme Court of Ohio accepted his resignation, which he filed after being referred to disciplinary counsel. The court ordered that Keating lose all rights and privileges to practice law in Ohio as of June 30, 2023. Keating is prohibited from presenting himself as an attorney, offering legal services, or giving legal advice. He must also stop practicing law in any form and avoid any association with any law firm where he committed misconduct that led to his resignation.
Furthermore, Keating is required to surrender his certificate of admission to practice and reimburse any amounts awarded against him by the lawyers’ fund for client protection within 90 days of the court’s order. He must also notify all clients and opposing counsel of his disqualification to act as an attorney, return papers or property to clients, and refund any unearned fees or expenses. Until he fully complies, Keating must keep the court and disciplinary counsel informed of his address for communications. Non-compliance with this order may result in further sanctions.
The Disposition states:
“On consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(I I)(C), the resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending.”
Mr. Keating attended the Capitol University Law School. He practices in Gahanna, Ohio. He is licensed in Ohio. His info can be found on avvo.com
.A copy of the original filing can be found here.