On Friday, February 2, 2024, the Ohio Supreme Court reinstated several attorneys to practice law after being suspended.

The court reported that a number of attorneys from across Ohio, including Franklin, Hamilton, Lake, and Montgomery counties, had their law licenses reinstated after completing registration requirements. A few out-of-state attorneys from Washington D.C., Tennessee, and Texas also regained their ability to practice in Ohio.

The suspensions ranged from less than a month to over a year in length and resulted from failures to comply with registration obligations outlined in Rule VI(10) of the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio. To resume their legal careers, the attorneys paid the necessary fees and met the standards of Rule VI(2), which involves providing documentation to confirm eligibility.

One attorney from Lucas County, Angela M. Bodley Carter, had her order of suspension vacated after presenting evidence challenging the original suspension. In total, around a dozen lawyers regained their registrations to work in Ohio by following the remedial processes set forth by the state Supreme Court. The reinstatements went into effect throughout the month of January 2024.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.