On Friday, November 18, 2022, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled on the Application for Retirement or Resignation of Canton attorney Edward Langenbach D’Atri, case no. 2022-1249.
According to the filing:
“The application was referred to disciplinary counsel pursuant to Gov. Bar R. VI(11)(B). The application was referred to disciplinary counsel to Gov. Bar R. VI (11)(B). On October 6, 2022, the Office of Attorney Services filed disciplinary counsel’s report, under seal, with this court in accordance with Gov. Ba R. VI(11)(B)(2).”
By an Order dated September 27, 2022, the Court ordered the interim remedial suspension of Mr. D’Atri upon motion of the Stark County Bar Association based on allegations that D’Atri has engaged in conduct that violated the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and that he poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public.
The Court ordered that pursuant to Gov. Bar. R. VI (11) (C), the resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending.
With the foregoing facts, the Court accepted Mr. D’Atri’s application.
The disposition reads:
“It is further ordered and adjudged that from and after this date all rights and privileges extended to respondent to practice law in the state of Ohio be withdrawn, that henceforth respondent shall cease to hold himself forth as an attorney authorized to appear in the courts of this state, and that respondent shall not attempt, either directly or indirectly, to render services as an attorney or counselor at law to or for any individuals, corporation, or society, nor in any way perform or seek to perform services for anyone, no matter how constituted . . . “
“It is further ordered that respondent desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form, either as principal or agent or clerk or employee of another, and hereby is forbidden to appear in the state of Ohio as an attorney and counselor at law before any court, judge, board, commission, or other public authority, and hereby is forbidden to give another an opinion as to the law or its application or advise with relation thereto.”
“It is further ordered by the court that within 90 days of the date of this order, respondent shall reimburse any amounts that have been awarded against respondent by the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection.”
Respondent was also directed by the Court among others, to notify all his clients being represented and any co-counsel of his resignation; to refund any part of any unearned fees; notify opposing counsel or the adverse parties in pending litigation of his disqualification to act as an attorney after the effective date of this Order, and to file a notice of disqualification with the court or agency before which the litigation is pending for inclusion in the respective file or files.
Mr. D’Atri had been licensed in Ohio. His info can be found on Lawyer.com.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.