Stark Cnty. Bar Ass'n v. D'Atri, 2022-1185

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Ohio
Citation2022 Ohio 3392
Docket Number2022-1185
PartiesStark County Bar Association v. D'Atri.
Decision Date27 September 2022


Stark County Bar Association


No. 2022-1185

Supreme Court of Ohio

September 27, 2022

Submitted September 22, 2022


{¶ 1} On September 22, 2022, and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(19)(A)(1)(b), relator, Stark County Bar Association, filed with this court a motion for an immediate interim remedial suspension, alleging that respondent, Edward Langenbach D'Atri, has engaged in conduct that violates the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct and poses a substantial threat of serious harm to the public. Respondent did not file a response, and this matter was considered by the court.

{¶ 2} Upon consideration thereof and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(19)(B), it is ordered and decreed that an interim remedial suspension is immediately entered against Edward Langenbach D'Atri, Attorney Registration No. 0019237, last known business address in Canton, Ohio, and that the suspension be effective as of the date of this entry, pending final disposition of disciplinary proceedings predicated on the conduct threatening the serious harm.

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

{¶ 4} 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.


{¶ 5} It is further ordered that respondent is hereby 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.

{¶ 6} 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.

{¶ 7} It is further ordered that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(13), respondent shall complete one credit hour of continuing legal education for each month, or portion of a month, of the...

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