By: Court News Ohio
On Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court suspended a Mansfield attorney who “actively avoided” paying a settlement to a former client who sued him for legal malpractice.
In a unanimous per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court suspended Byron D. Corley for two years, with 18 months stayed, on the conditions that he pay the nearly $25,000 he owes his former client and not commit any further misconduct.
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a complaint against Corley with the Board of Professional Conduct in 2019, charging him with neglecting a client matter and refusing to pay a judgment that he agreed to begin paying in January 2014. More…