On October 30, 2023, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the resignation of attorney Jacqueline Ann O’Brien.
The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jacqueline Ann O’Brien,” with case no. 2023-Ohio-3922.
On June 28, 2023, the Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint against O’Brien. The charges included failure to adequately represent a client by not defending against counterclaims, resulting in a judgment against the client, and withholding fees without providing services or refunds.
In lieu of the charges, O’Brien submitted an application for resignation pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(11). The application was referred to disciplinary counsel, and on August 21, 2023, the Office of Attorney Services filed a disciplinary counsel’s report with the court, under seal.
Upon consideration of the matter, the Ohio Supreme Court accepted O’Brien’s resignation as an attorney and counselor at law with disciplinary action pending. As a result, O’Brien’s rights and privileges to practice law in Ohio were withdrawn, and she is no longer authorized to appear in Ohio courts or provide legal services to individuals, corporations, or societies.
The court’s order also outlined several additional conditions for O’Brien, including the surrender of her certificate of admission, reimbursement of certain amounts, and notifications to clients and opposing counsel. O’Brien must comply with these conditions to ensure the orderly transition of her legal practice.
The Disposition states:
“On consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that pursuant toGov.Bar R. VI(11)(C), the resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending”
According to Avvo, Ms. O’Brien practiced as a family attorney in Cleveland, Ohio prior to her resignation. She attended the Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law graduating in 2007 and obtained her law license in Ohio the following year.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.