Columbus Bar Association v. Douglas W. Bulson Jr., Case No. 2019-1373
Attorney Douglas Bulson Jr. of Columbus faces a proposed 18-month suspension, completely stayed, for neglecting clients in three legal matters. The Board of Professional Conduct also found that Bulson didn't cooperate with the Columbus Bar Association when it was investigating the misconduct allegations.
The bar association objects to the stay of the entire suspension. The organization argues Bulson hasn't demonstrated that his treatment for mental health conditions has been effective and asks the Supreme Court to impose an actual timeout from the practice of law.
March 11, 2020