The function of the Certified Grievance Committee of the Geauga County Bar
Association is to investigate allegations of attorney misconduct to determine
whether or not the attorney has violated a provision of the Code of Professional
Responsibility. If the Committee finds probable cause to believe that a
violation of the Code has occurred, then the Committee shall proceed with
disciplinary action. Disciplinary action involves an attorney's license or right
to practice law in Ohio.
The Committee cannot give legal advice, provide legal representation for
you, or recover or collect monies on your behalf. The sole function of the
Committee is to conduct a disciplinary investigation.
The Supreme Court Rules also provide that all investigations undertaken by
the Committee are private and confidential. This confidentiality provision also
applies to the party making allegations of misconduct.
For more information and forms, please call Committee Chair Ed Ryder, 440.248.7906.