Erie-Huron County Bar Association v. Kenneth Ronald Bailey and Kenneth Richard Bailey, Case No. 2019-1363
Father-son lawyers Kenneth Ronald (Ron) Bailey and Kenneth Richard (Ken) Bailey face disciplinary sanctions for their actions while representing a church pastor accused of raping two churchgoers under age 13.
The Board of Professional Conduct recommends that Ron Bailey be suspended for two years with one year stayed with conditions. The board recommends a public reprimand for his son based on disparaging posts about Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Binette on Facebook. Portions of those posts were reported by the Sandusky Register and Ken Bailey removed them.
Ken Bailey didn't object to the board's conclusion that he made a false statement regarding the qualification and integrity of Judge Binette and he isn't participating in oral arguments. The Court is considering Ron Bailey's objections to the board's recommendations.
April 7, 2020