Local Judge Facing Disciplinary Action

May 3, 2013

Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale is under fire for alleged judicial misconduct.

The Ohio Supreme Court's disciplinary counsel says Hale dismissed a traffic ticket against his attorney representing him in the sexual-harassment lawsuits filed against him. That conflict of interest could result in Hale being disbarred. A three-member panel of the court's Board of Commissioners of Grievances and Discipline will hear the case.