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.

February 2 & 3
Warren County Bar Association and Cincinnati Bar Association, Relator v.
Edwin Lowe Vardiman Jr., Respondent
Case No. 2014-027
Respondent’s address: 7416 Jager Court, Cincinnati
Respondent’s counsel: William Mann and Richard Cline; Powell
Hearing Time/Location: 9:30 a.m.; Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 South Front Street, North Hearing Room 106, Columbus

February 5 (Day Two)
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Relator v.
Mark Robert Pryatel, Respondent
Case No. 2014-037
Respondent’s address: 250 East 264th Street, Euclid
Respondent’s counsel: Steven Pryatel; Cleveland and Keith Pryatel; Akron
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

February 12 (Procedural Matters Only; No Evidentiary Hearing)
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v.
Angela Rochelle Stokes, Respondent
Case No. 2013-057
Respondent’s address: 38 Oakshore Drive, Bratenahl
Respondent’s counsel: Larry Zukerman, Paul Daiker, and Scott Lear; Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East Ninth Street, 2nd Floor, Cleveland

February 12
Columbus Bar Association, Relator v.
David Charles Watson Jr. , Respondent
Case No. 2014-063
Respondent’s address: 503 South Front Street, Suite 254, Columbus
Respondent’s counsel: John Gonzales; Columbus
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

February 18
Cincinnati Bar Association, Relator v.
Robert Hansford Hoskins, Respondent
Case No. 2014-014
Respondent’s address: 1040 Richwood Avenue, Cincinnati
Respondent’s counsel: None
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

February 19
Reinstatement of
Joel David Joseph, Petitioner; Disciplinary Counsel, Relator
Case No. 2014-082
Petitioner’s address: 11950 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 220, Los Angeles, California
Petitioner’s counsel: None
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

February 23-27 (Week One)
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v.
Angela Rochelle Stokes, Respondent
Case No. 2013-057
Respondent’s address: 38 Oakshore Drive, Bratenahl
Respondent’s counsel: Larry Zukerman, Paul Daiker, and Scott Lear; Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association