(3-29-23) Darke County Attorney Jessica R. Walker (46) of New Madison has been suspended and faces possible disbarment by the Ohio Bar Association after allegedly hitting a man with her car. Walker is currently being held in the Darke County Jail awaiting sentencing where she could face a prison term.
In January she was found guilty of felonious assault: causing harm with a deadly weapon (2nd degree felony) and failure to stop after an accident (2nd degree felony)
Walker has been ordered by the Ohio Supreme Court to ‘cease and desist’ from practicing law and her case was referred for “investigation and the commencement of disciplinary proceedings.”
The filing –
“Upon consideration of the felony conviction pursuant to Gov. Bar R., it was ordered and decreed that the respondent, Jessica R. Walker, Attorney, is suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective as of Feb. 27.”
“Walker is stripped of each, any, and all the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.”
The Ohio Supreme Court report said-
“It is further ordered, Walker, shall not be reinstated to the practice of law in Ohio until she complies with the requirements for reinstatement set forth in the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio and this court orders her reinstated.”
Walker’s sentencing will take place on May 11th at 10 a.m.