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 8
Lorain County Bar Association, Relator v.
Mark Russell Provenza, Respondent
Case No. 2014-078
Respondent’s address: 2550 Broadway Ave., Lorain
Respondent’s counsel: Daniel Wightman, Avon Lake
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, 65 S. Front St., West Hearing Room 104, Columbus

July 9
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v.
Hector Gerald Martinez Jr., Respondent
Case No. 2014-109
Respondent’s address: 4230 State Route 306, Suite 240, Willoughby
Respondent’s counsel: Geoffrey Stern, Columbus
Hearing Time/Location: 9 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 13
Reinstatement of
Carolyn Kaye Ranke, Petitioner; Disciplinary Counsel, Relator
Case No. 2010-053
Petitioner’s address: 2946 Scarborough Road, Cleveland Heights
Petitioner’s counsel: Richard Koblentz and Bryan Penvose, Cleveland
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 23
Disciplinary Counsel, Relator v.
Steven Edward Hillman, Respondent
Case No. 2014-088
Respondent’s address: 8581 Crail Court, Dublin
Respondent’s counsel: Michael Close, Columbus
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, North Hearing Room 106

July 31
Reinstatement of
Bonita Hurst, Petitioner; Lorain County Bar Association, Relator
Case No. 2010-026
Petitioner’s address: 18 Whitaker Cove, Avon Lake
Petitioner’s counsel: Daniel Wightman, Avon Lake
Hearing Time/Location: 10 a.m.; Moyer Judicial Center, West Hearing Room 104