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Mason lawyer could regain license lost after misconduct in Lebanon case

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct is recommending a Warren County lawyer get his license back, provided he complete counseling and treatment, and make restitution to his client in a case in Lebanon Municipal Court.

Andrew J. Brenner also is required to complete one year of monitored probation and pay court costs, according to case filings. He is to make restitution of $14,114, plus interest, to Security Self Storage in Lebanon.

“He just failed to show up when our case came before the judge,” business owner Larry Buchanan said Wednesday.

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When Brenner, based in Mason, failed to appear in court, Lebanon Municipal Court Judge Mark Bogen issued a default judgment in the lawsuit, Buchanan said.

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Brenner’s license was suspended in August, after the case was filed, according to the case docket.

Buchanan said he was satisfied with the recommended discipline, provided Brenner makes restitution.

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct is a 28-member quasi-judicial body appointed by the Supreme Court to make recommendations to the court on disciplinary cases.

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Brenner’s recommendation is the result of a consent-to-discipline agreement. He could not be reached, and his lawyer declined comment.

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