On Monday, November 14, 2022, the Supreme Court of Ohio ordered the reinstatement of Portsmouth attorney Robert T. Hoover.

The case is styled Disciplinary Counsel v. Hoover and was brought by Robert T. Hoover, under case no. 2021-1517.

According to the filing, on March 17, 2022, Hoover was suspended from law practice for two years with credit for the time served under his October 5, 2020, interim felony suspension with conditions for reinstatement.

Hoover’s October 5, 2020, interim felony suspension stems from Hoover’s armed confrontation with a tenant and a social-media post disparaging a judge who arraigned him on the criminal charges arising from that incident. Thereafter, Hoover pleaded guilty to one third-degree felony count of burglary and a first-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing on September 11, 2020.

The Court found that Hoover has complied with the Order and with the provisions of Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio V(24) and ruled in favor of the Respondent and granted his petition.

The Disposition reads:

“Therefore, it is ordered by this court that respondent is reinstated to the practice of law in the state of Ohio.”

According to Avvo, Mr. Hoover attended Capital University Law School, graduating in 1985. He has been licensed in Ohio, as well as in Kentucky.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.