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Charles John Kettlewell

About Charles Kettlewell

About me

Charles Kettlewell  is admitted in the state of Ohio and United States District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. Charles Kettlewell's practice concentrates on the field of legal ethics and primarily consists of representing lawyers on ethics and disciplinary matters, bar applicants in admissions matters, non-lawyers in unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”) matters, and providing representation and expert witness services in legal malpractice actions.


Charles Kettlewell has written hundreds of private advisory opinions for clients from solo practitioners to international law firms, has defended hundreds of attorney grievances, and has appeared as counsel on numerous occasions before Panels of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline and the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness, as well as before the Supreme Court of Ohio.


Charles Kettlewell has written for Columbus Bar Briefs, which is published by The Daily Reporter, was a contributing author to Reflections on Life and the Law, published by the Columbus Bar Association, and has taught over 200 hours of CLE courses on legal ethics and professionalism to various bar organizations and government agencies, including: The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA); The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College; The Ohio Attorney General’s Office; Ohio Lawyer’s Assistance Program (OLAP); The Supreme Court Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law; The Ohio Prosecutor’s Association; The Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers; Franklin County Trial Lawyer’s Association; The Ohio Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL); and, continuing education sponsors such as Lorman, PESI, and NBI.


Charles Kettlewell is a member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, APRL, and the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. Charles also currently serves as the Ethics Chair for the Central Ohio Association for Justice.