On Monday, March 4, 2024, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the resignation of attorney Jason George with disciplinary action pending.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Jason George,” with case no. 2024-0247.

George had applied to resign from the bar under Rule VI(11) of the Rules for the Government of the Bar. As part of the process, disciplinary counsel reviewed the application and filed a report with the Court recommending the resignation be accepted.

In a decision, the Court issued an order formally accepting George’s resignation. This means he can no longer practice law or represent clients in Ohio. The order also requires George to notify current clients and opposing counsel, refund any unearned fees, and file documentation with the Court to confirm he has followed all parts of the order.

He also must reimburse any amounts granted from the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection for losses caused by his conduct. The resignation comes while disciplinary action was pending against George, though details of the alleged misconduct were not provided. Justice Fischer dissented from the majority’s decision to accept the resignation.

George must now surrender his certificate of admission to the Court and be removed from the roll of licensed attorneys in Ohio within 30 days. He will be prohibited from practicing law in any capacity going forward.

The Disposition states:

“On consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(I the resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending.”

A copy of the original filing can be found here.