Ohio Supreme Court suspends Lebanon lawyer’s license

Gabriel Moorman, a lawyer in Lebanon, has been suspended until further action by the Ohio Supreme Court.

The suspension for an “interim period” was issued Wednesday, according to the court docket and a press release Wednesday.

Moorman “failed to file an answer to a former complaint pending before the court,” according to an April 6 order.

As a result he was “subject to an interim default suspension,” according to the order sent to Moorman’s last known address in Lebanon.

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Moorman, who graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School and was admitted as a lawyer in Ohio in November 2010, could not be reached for comment.

In 2014, he was a public defender in Warren County Court, where misdemeanor cases involving incidents outside the jurisdiction of the Franklin, Lebanon and Mason municipal courts, are filed.

The disciplinary case, brought by the Warren County Bar Association, stems from Moorman’s failure to refund a $1,350 retainer or follow through with a dissolution of marriage case, according to the complaint filed in January 2020.

In February, the court denied his application for retirement or resignation.

Moorman’s suspension, based on his failure to respond to the complaint, is for six months. Unless he responds, he loses his law license for at least two years.

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