On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Ohio ordered the interim default suspension of attorney Amanda Ann-Carmen Andrews for failing to respond to a formal complaint pending before the board.

The case is entitled “Disciplinary Counsel v. Andrews,” with case no. 2023-Ohio-3047.

The Supreme Court of Ohio has issued an Order to Show Cause against Amanda Ann-Carmen Andrews due to her failure to file an answer to a formal complaint pending before the Board of Professional Conduct. The Board certified the default on August 7, 2023, and the court ordered the parties to show cause why an interim default suspension should not be imposed.

According to the Supreme Court, Andrews did not file an answer to the formal complaint. Consequently, the court issued an immediate interim default suspension, effective from the date of the order.

This suspension has serious implications for Andrews’ legal career. She is forbidden from practicing law in any form and from representing clients before any court, commission, board, or public authority. Additionally, she cannot counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments for others.

Furthermore, the court has revoked her rights and privileges as a member in good standing of the legal profession in Ohio. To be reinstated, Andrews must comply with specific requirements outlined in the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.

In addition to these penalties, Andrews is required to complete continuing legal education courses during her suspension. These courses include instruction related to professional conduct, ensuring she remains knowledgeable about ethical standards.

Finally, Andrews must notify her clients of her suspension, deliver necessary documents, refund unearned fees, and notify opposing counsel in pending litigation. She is also required to maintain records of her compliance with these orders and keep the court and disciplinary counsel informed of her address.

According to Avvo, Ms. Andrews attended the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating in 2011. She has been licensed in Ohio and Michigan.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.