Opinion No. 2017-Ohio-4362.
Certified Report by the Board of Professional Conduct, No.
CERTIFIED REPORT BY THE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF THE
Marie Lindner, Attorney Registration No. 0088516,
indefinitely suspended from the practice of law.
O'Connor, C.J., and O'Donnell, Kennedy, French,
O'Neill, and DeWine, JJ., concur.
Fischer, J., not participating
Maureen O'Connor Chief Justice
Board of Professional Conduct filed its final report in this
court on December 12, 2016, recommending that pursuant to
Gov.Bar R. V(I2)(A)(2), respondent, Kristina Marie Lindner,
be indefinitely suspended from the practice of law with
reinstatement subject to conditions. No objections to said
final report were filed, and this cause was considered by the
consideration thereof, it is ordered and adjudged by this
court that pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(I2)(A)(2), respondent,
Kristina Marie Lindner, Attorney Registration No. 0088516,
last known business address in Dublin, Ohio, is indefinitely
suspended from the practice of law consistent with the
opinion rendered herein. It is further ordered that in
addition to the requirements for reinstatement set forth in
Gov.Bar R. V(25)(D)(1), respondent's reinstatement shall
be conditioned upon proof that she has (1) completed a
domestic-abuse assessment conducted by the Ohio Lawyers
Assistance Program or an otherwise qualified professional and
that she has complied with any recommendations resulting from
that assessment, (2) complied with an established
substance-abuse treatment program, and (3) received a
prognosis from a qualified health-care professional that she
is capable of returning to the competent, ethical, and
professional practice of law under specified conditions.
further ordered that respondent immediately cease and desist
from the practice of law in any form and respondent is
forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any court,
judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other
further ordered that effective immediately, respondent is
forbidden to counsel, advise, or prepare legal instruments
for others or in any manner perform legal services for
further ordered that respondent is hereby divested of each,
any, and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives
customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the
legal profession of Ohio.
further ordered that before entering into an employment,
contractual, or consulting relationship with any attorney or
law firm, respondent shall verify that the attorney or law
firm has complied with the registration requirements of
Gov.Bar R. V(23)(C). If employed pursuant to Gov.Bar R.
V(23), respondent shall refrain from direct client contact
except as provided in Gov.Bar R. V(23)(A)(I) and from
receiving, disbursing, or otherwise handling any client trust
funds or property.
further ordered that respondent be taxed the costs of these
proceedings in the amount of $7, 824.67, which costs shall be
payable to this court by cashier's check or money order
on or before 90 days from the date of this order. It is
further ordered that if these costs are not paid in full on
or before 90 days from the date of this order, interest at
the rate of 10% per annum shall accrue as of 90 days from the
date of this order and the matter may be referred to the
Attorney General for collection. It is further ordered that
respondent is liable for all collection costs pursuant to
R.C. 131.02 if the debt is certified ...