In re Long, 032019 OHSC, 2019-0385

Docket Nº:2019-0385
Party Name:In re Long.
Judge Panel:O'Connor, C.J., and Kennedy, French, Fischer, DeWine, Donnelly, and Stewart, JJ., concur.
Case Date:March 20, 2019
Court:Supreme Court of Ohio


In re Long.

No. 2019-0385

Supreme Court of Ohio

March 20, 2019

Submitted March 14, 2019

On Certified Entry of Felony Conviction.

{¶ 1} On March 14, 2019, and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(18), the director of the Board of Professional Conduct filed with the Supreme Court a certified copy of a judgment entry of a felony conviction against Stephen Dennis Long, an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.

{¶ 2} Upon consideration thereof and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(18)(A)(4), it is ordered and decreed that Stephen Dennis Long, Attorney Registration No. 0063824, last known business address in Toledo, Ohio, is suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective as of the date of this entry.

{¶ 3} It is further ordered that this matter is referred to the Toledo Bar Association for investigation and the commencement of disciplinary proceedings.

{¶ 4} It is further ordered that respondent immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any form and that respondent is forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any court, judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other public authority.

{¶ 5} It is further ordered that effective immediately, respondent is forbidden to counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in any manner perform legal services for others.

{¶ 6} It is further ordered that respondent is divested of each, any, and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.

{¶ 7} It is further ordered that before entering into an employment, contractual, or consulting relationship with any attorney or law firm, respondent shall verify that the attorney or law firm has complied with the registration requirements of Gov.Bar R. V(23)(C). If employed pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(23), respondent shall refrain from direct client contact except as provided in Gov.Bar R. V(23)(A)(1) and from receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust funds or property.

{¶ 8} It is further ordered that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall...

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