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Lebanon lawyer denies mishandling veteran’s estate

A long-time Lebanon lawyer denied allegations of professional misconduct in his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.

A response filed on Oct. 9 by George Jonson, the attorney representing lawyer David Ernst, denied the allegations brought in a complaint filed on Sept. 14 on behalf of Howard Berry, father of Joshua Berry, who died on Feb. 13, 2013, following the shootings at Fort Hood.

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Three commissioners have been appointed to hear the case brought by the Warren County Bar Association against Ernst, who once served as president of the local bar.

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No date has been set for a hearing of the case filed with the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, affiliated with the Ohio Supreme Court.

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