Dearborn County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A well-known northern Kentucky attorney will not be permitted to defend a woman in Dearborn County court.
Eric Deters is the attorney for Michelle Jackson. He’s been known as a brash Cincinnati talk show host who has defended a number of high profile cases.
The 34-year-old Jackson, a former Southeast Regional Community Corrections employee, is fighting charges that she had a sexual relationship with a Dearborn County work release inmate, Eric Coleman, in 2011.
Deters is not licenses to practice law in Indiana, but wrote to Dearborn Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey seeking temporary admission.
On February 25, Judge Humphrey issued an order denying the request, mainly because Deters has recently faced disciplinary action in Kentucky.
“On February 23rd, 2012, Mr. Deters was suspended from the practice of Law by the Supreme Court of Kentucky. (Deters) was subsequently re-instated by the Kentucky Supreme Court in an Order dated the 21st day of May, 2012,” the judge wrote.
Citing information provided by Deters in his request, Humphrey said the attorney is expecting to be suspended from practicing law in Ohio and Florida because of his Kentucky suspension. Deters has additional pending disciplinary actions under consideration by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
“The Court finds that due to the nature of prior and pending disciplinary actions concerning Attorney Deters that Attorney Deters’ Request for Temporary Admission should be denied,” Humphrey concluded.
Jackson’s jury trial was scheduled to begin Monday, March 4. Following the judge’s decision to bar Deters from representing her in court, Jackson requested a continuance of the trial. Humphrey denied Jackson’s motion on February 27.
Jackson, of Aurora, is charged with Sexual Misconduct by a Service Provider (Class C felony).