Disciplinary Counsel v. Beverly J. Corner, Case No. 2014-1404
In August 2014, the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline issued a report recommending that Beverly J. Corner of Columbus be suspended from practicing law for two years, with one year stayed if she meets certain conditions. (The board is now called the Board of Professional Conduct.)
The board found that Corner had improperly managed her trust account (IOLTA) and records, misappropriated client or third-party funds in eight cases, collected an illegal or excessive fee in another matter, and mishandled a bankruptcy case. The violations stem from complaints filed by the state's disciplinary counsel and by the Columbus Bar Association. The board combined the cases for its hearing.