On Monday, November 7, 2022, the Supreme Court of Ohio ordered the suspension for an interim period of Port Clinton attorney Amanda Ann-Carmen Andrews.
The case is styled “In re Andrews’ and was brought by the Director of the Board of Professional Conduct, under case no. 2022-1350.
On August 18, 2021, Respondent was arrested in Toledo for violating a protection order when she went to her ex-girlfriend’s house and stole security cameras. Respondent was charged with menacing by stalking, violating a protection order, and theft in September 2021. Respondent later entered a plea agreement, pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor violating a protection order, and was sentenced to six months in Toledo’s Correctional Treatment Facility and two years probation.
By Order dated October 28, 2022, Respondent was suspended from law practice in the state of Michigan for the above-mentioned felony conviction.
With the foregoing facts, and upon consideration of the certified copy of a judgment entry of a felony against Respondent, the Court ruled for the suspension of Respondent.
The Order reads in material parts:
“. . . it is ordered and decreed that respondent, Amanda Ann-Carmen Andrews, Attorney Registration No. 0088814, last known business address in Port Clinton, Ohio, is suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective as of the date of this entry.
It is further ordered that this matter is referred to disciplinary counsel for investigation and the commencement of disciplinary proceedings.
It is further ordered that respondent immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any form and that respondent is forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any court, judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other public authority.
It is further ordered that effective immediately, respondent is forbidden to counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in any manner perform legal services for them.
It is further ordered that respondent is divested of each, any, and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.”
Ms. Andrews earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating in 2011. She has been licensed in Ohio and Michigan. Her info can be found on Avvo.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.