Medina County Bar Association v. Russell A. Buzzelli, Case No. 2021-1233
The Board of Professional Conduct recommends a two-year suspension for Wadsworth attorney Russell Buzzelli, concluding that he violated 18 attorney ethics rules.
Buzzelli objects only to the proposed sanction. He asks the Ohio Supreme Court to stay one year of the suspension. The Medina County Bar Association, which submitted the disciplinary complaint against Buzzelli, disagrees. The "extreme nature" of the attorney's misconduct supports a suspension with no stay to protect the public, the association's brief maintains.
Because Buzzelli objected to the board's recommendation, the Supreme Court must hear oral argument in the case.