Board of Professional Conduct

The following schedule of cases is set for hearings by the Supreme Court's Board of Professional Conduct. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public. The hearings involve an individual attorney or judge who is charged with professional misconduct.

Hearings may be continued for good cause at any time. Contact the board's office at 614.387.9370 to confirm that a hearing will be held as scheduled or the Office of Public Information at 614.387.9250 for more information about a case. Case documents can be obtained via email upon request.

July 6
Wood County Bar Association, Relator v.
Robert Eugene Searfoss III, Respondent
Case No. 2015-055
Respondent’s address: 112 E. Oak St., Bowling Green
Respondent’s counsel: Patrick Cavanaugh, Toledo
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 S. Front St., West Hearing Room 104, Columbus

July 6
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v.
Richard Barbera, Respondent
Case No. 2015-070
Respondent’s address: 144-H Royal Crest Drive, Seville
Respondent’s counsel: None
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 12
Ohio State Bar Association, Relator v.
Harry Joseph Jacob III, Respondent
Case No. 2015-019
Respondent’s address: 7163 Southside Park Drive, Solon
Respondent’s counsel: Michael Murman, Lakewood
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106