Disciplinary Counsel v. Kevin C. Cox, Case No. 2021-0975
The Board of Professional Conduct recommends a two-year suspension with one year stayed for Coshocton attorney Kevin Cox. The board found that Cox had a consensual sexual relationship with an important client who was seeking a divorce and that Cox lied about the relationship in disciplinary inquiries and proceedings.
The attorney disputes the board's findings and opposes the recommended sanction, arguing that he only sent sexual text messages and emails but never had sex with the client. Because he has objected to the board's report, the Ohio Supreme Court must hear oral argument in the disciplinary case.