Girard attorney Bellew suspended indefinitely

GIRARD – A Girard attorney has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Ohio.

The Ohio Supreme Court announced its decision in a letter dated Monday and signed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

According to the Trumbull County Bar Association, Timothy Bellew, 49, who had been an Ohio attorney since 1997, has been practicing law out of a South State Street office. Bellew’s last address was in Howland.

The action was taken because Bellew has failed to answer a series of formal complaints filed against him over the past several years by the court’s Board of Professional Conduct, according to the suspension notice.

Attempts to contact Bellew Tuesday were unsuccessful.

The original complaint, filed through the Trumbull County Bar Association, dealt with a statement that the attorney was paid $400 to represent a client in a divorce case in 2013 and failed to provide legal services.