In re Resignation of Koogler, 012221 OHSC, 2020-1579

Docket Nº2020-1579
Party NameIn re Resignation of Koogler.
Judge PanelO'Connor, C.J., and Kennedy, Fischer, DeWine, Donnelly, Stewart, and BRUNNER, JJ., concur.
Case DateJanuary 22, 2021
CourtSupreme Court of Ohio

2021-Ohio-130

In re Resignation of Koogler.

No. 2020-1579

Supreme Court of Ohio

January 22, 2021

Submitted January 13, 2021

On Application for Retirement or Resignation Pursuant to Gov.BarR. VI(11).

{¶ 1} Lee David Koogler, Attorney Registration No. 0073327, last known business address in Hillsboro, Ohio, who was admitted to the bar of this state on May 21, 2001, submitted an application for retirement or resignation pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(11). The application was referred to disciplinary counsel pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(B). On December 30, 2020, the Office of Attorney Services filed disciplinary counsel's report, under seal, with this court in accordance with Gov.BarR. VI(11)(B)(2).

{¶ 2} On consideration thereof, it is ordered by the court that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VI(11)(C), the resignation as an attorney and counselor at law is accepted as a resignation with disciplinary action pending.

{¶ 3} It is further ordered and adjudged that from and after this date all rights and privileges extended to respondent to practice law in the state of Ohio be withdrawn, that henceforth respondent shall cease to hold himself forth as an attorney authorized to appear in the courts of this state, and that respondent shall not attempt, either directly or indirectly, to render services as an attorney or counselor at law to or for any individuals, corporation, or society, nor in any way perform or seek to perform services for anyone, no matter how constituted, that must by law be executed by a duly appointed and qualified attorney within the state of Ohio.

{¶ 4} It is further ordered that respondent desist and refrain from the practice of law in any form, either as principal or agent or clerk or employee of another, and hereby is forbidden to appear in the state of Ohio as an attorney and counselor at law before any court, judge, board, commission, or other public authority, and hereby is forbidden to give another an opinion as to the law or its application or advise with relation thereto.

{¶ 5} 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....

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