Hartley’s lawyer, George D. Jonson, submitted a reaction to the disciplinary counsel’s motion on Monday early morning stating that Hartley is not a danger and that he continues to be an helpful advocate for his shoppers. He could not be immediately achieved for comment Monday night following the court’s ruling.
In their movement, the disciplinary counsel explained Hartley has been charged in 5 situations in Kettering Municipal Court.
“The charged offenses in these situations consist of assault, domestic violence, baby endangering, violation of a safety buy, telecommunications harassment (telephone and world-wide-web), and menacing — all very first-degree misdemeanors,” the motion suggests. “(Hartley) is also the topic of four defense and/or no-call orders involving the victims in these cases. Additional, (Hartley) has designed a collection of vile, disparaging, and community posts on Fb that threaten an additional attorney and respondent’s spouse with physical damage.”
The motion suggests the victims of the scenarios are Hartley’s wife, daughter, the mom of a former consumer, and the attorney symbolizing the mom of his two slight daughters on a movement to terminate custody.
“A jury uncovered (Hartley) responsible of assault of his former client’s mom in one particular of the 5 situations,” the movement suggests. “Because respondent has not been sentenced in the assault case, it remains open. The remaining four cases are also pending …”
In Jonson’s response on behalf of Hartley, he claimed that Hartley is presumed innocent until tested guilty and notes that 4 of the cases have not been tried out. He stated there is a recent attempt to file a motion for a new trial in the situation in which Hartley was observed guilty.
It also suggests that while the Fb remarks had been inappropriate and some vulgar, they are not enough for an speedy, remedial suspension.
“The pending scenarios are not uncommon outcroppings of domestic relations and custody matters,” Jonson wrote. “Emotions operate hot. Allegations are created for tactical advantage that are not always accurate. (Hartley) really should be authorized to defend these misdemeanor legal instances to summary.”
“(Hartley) need to be authorized to go on to practice legislation except if and until it is verified, after a whole disciplinary listening to, that he has violated the Ohio Principles of Expert Perform,” the memorandum states.
The order by the supreme courtroom, which was signed by Main Justice Maureen O’Connor, did not include things like the reasoning powering its determination.