Two Trumbull lawyers face grievances

A Supreme Court board of grievances and discipline will look into complaints against two Trumbull County attorneys.

Timothy Bellew, 49, who has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Ohio, is the subject of a new complaint filed by the Trumbull County Bar Association’s grievance committee.

Bellew, who lives in Howland and practices out of a Girard office, is accused of not responding to a client who had paid him $550 for counsel in a Portage County dissolution case. The complaint said the client hadn’t heard from Bellew  since Jan. 21, 2015.

Attempts to reach Bellew at his home, office, and on social media have failed.

The local bar’s committee also filed a complaint charging misconduct against attorney John H. Large, who practices out of  a Woodland Avenue, Warren, office.

The case involves Large representing a West Virginia woman over a civil matter before a magistrate in Warren Municipal Court.

The bar complaint noted the case was set for March 1, 2016, but Large had to postpone because of a conflict in Garfield Heights court.

The trial was rescheduled for March 23, but Large did not appear, and the client was required to represent herself without documents that were in the possession of Large.

On April 5, the magistrate ruled against Large’s client.

Afterward, Large agreed to file objections for the woman, but eight days later, the court overruled the objections without merit, the complaint said.

Large has been twice disciplined by the Supreme Court: a one-year law license suspension in 2009 and a two-year suspension in 2012.

A call made to Large at his Warren office was not returned.

The grievance board is expected to hear the cases in either late November or December, a news release stated.

gvogrin@tribtoday.com

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