YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Youngstown attorney with four prior suspensions would be indefinitely suspended from practicing law.
In a 6-1 opinion, the Supreme Court indefinitely suspended Dennis A. DiMartino and ruled that he cannot petition for reinstatement for at least two years. The fifth sanction is the latest after the Mahoning County Bar Association charged him with violating the rules governing the behavior of Ohio lawyers.
Past suspensions, beginning in 1994, included failing to respond to client inquiries, failing to forward a client’s portion of settlement proceeds and neglecting a client matter. The Court also found he falsely represented on an out-of-state marriage application that he had never been married although his Ohio divorce was pending at the time.
The latest findings were that DiMartino neglected a client matter and failed to cooperate in a disciplinary investigation.