On Friday, June 9, 2023, the Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio recommended the suspension of attorney John Taylor for professional misconduct.

The case is titled “In the Matter of John Taylor,” and was filed by the Disciplinary Counsel, case no. 2022-048.

The charges cited Blakeslee’s violation of Rules 8.4(c)  of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, which prohibits:

Conduct involving fraud, dishonesty, deceit, or misrepresentation.

According to the filing, Taylor, who was admitted to the practice of law in 1995 under the name of Dean Maynard Boland, failed to be truthful in his responses contained in an application to the State Medical Board of Ohio to become a physician’s assistant.

The filing states:

“On April 8, 2019, under the name of “Jack Boland,” Respondent electronically submitted to the State Medical Board of Ohio an application to become a physician. On that application, Respondent did not reveal his legal name had been “Dean Maynard Boland.”

The filing continues:

“On the application, Respondent submitted an attestation, in which he stated “I hereby certify and attest that* * * all statements I have or shall make with respect thereto are true* * *. I acknowledge that I have read and understand this application and have answered all questions contained in this application truthfully and completely.”

The filing additionally notes:

“On October 13, 2021, the Medical Board issued a citation to Respondent in which it advised him it had initiated an investigation into whether he made a “false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statement in soliciting or advertising for employment as a physician assistant.” Stipulation Ex. 22. On January 31, 2022, Respondent agreed to voluntarily surrender his then-expired physician’s assistant license. The Medical Board thereafter imposed a “permanent surrender and revocation” of the license. Stipulated Ex. 23.”

After a hearing on the matter, and upon consideration of the foregoing precedents, Tayloy’s testimony, and the aggravating and mitigating factors, the hearing panel recommended a six-month, fully-stayed suspension.

Accordingly, the Board voted to adopt the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations of the hearing panel and filed its recommendation before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

The Recommendation reads:

“The Board voted to adopt findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendation of the hearing panel and recommends that Respondent, John Taylor, be suspended from the practice of law for in Ohio for six months, with the suspension stayed in its entirety, and ordered to pay the costs of these proceedings.”

Mr. John Taylor previously known as Dean Maynard Boland attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law and he has been admitted to practice in Ohio since 1995. His online bio can be found on Avvo.com.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.