Disciplinary Counsel v. Griff M. Nowicki, Case No. 2022-1253
A Montgomery County attorney is facing discipline for a romantic relationship he began with an employee at his law firm while representing the employee in a lawsuit.
Griff Nowicki and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which investigated the complaint, agreed to a one-year suspension, fully stayed. The Board of Professional Conduct, however, recommends a one-year suspension with six months stayed in its report to the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Nowicki objects to the board's recommended sanction. Because of his objection, the Supreme Court will hold an oral argument in the case.