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I hired Attorney Bellew for a divorce, with 2 sons. He had the first set of paperwork done and filed within one week. At the end of the case, I got pretty much everything I wanted. Attorney Bellew did a great job, kept me informed, and always told me what was going on. I had other attorney's tell me that this divorce would be expensive and be a long process, and I should settle for what was being offered by my husband's attorney. I did not want to do that. Attorney Bellew did not settle, and, in the end, I got almost everything I wanted. He did a great job.
I got a DUI from an Ohio State Trooper. I had a public defender to told me to just plead to the DUI, take the fines, the reinstatement fees, the drivers license suspension, the 6 points, everything. I didn't want to do that. I called Attorney Bellew. He got the video of the stop, and after 2 pretrials with the prosecutor, go the charge reduced to having physical control. No points, no reinstatement fee, no further suspension. Saved me a ton of money and did a great job.
I hired Tim for a divorce. At first I thought it would uncontested and easy, but then my ex-wife started to make demands through her Attorney. Tim kept me informed, kept everything on track and working, and ended with a great result. He had my paperwork filed within 3 days of first meeting with him. Seems like a good guy and great attorney.
My exwife accused me of domestic violence, but nothing really happened. I was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging. I hired Attorney Bellew based on the reference of a friend. I called him on a Sunday, on Monday he had paperwork filed, and the warrant that was issued for me recalled. We did not waive the time requirement for speedy trial. A trial date was set, and he got statements from my wife, and neighbor. The prosecution refused to budge off the domestic violence charge, and he said we are going to trial. On the morning of trial, both charges were dismissed by the prosecution. He knew they couldn't prove their case, and called their bluff. Always returned my calls and did a great job,
I hired Mr. Bellew for a DUI case. He researched the checkpoint, and breath machine and it helped so he got the charge reduced to a reckless operation, after another lawyer said I should just plead to the DUI. Having a lawyer that actually works for you can go a long way.
I hired Attorney Bellew for a custody case involving my daughter who got involved with Children's Services. He's a good guy, and a great lawyer. He was the third lawyer I had on this case, and, as far as I can see, the only one who really did any work. Did a great job before and after court. I recommend him to everyone.
Well Unfortunately i have fallen victim to this scum bag So called attorney!! I got his info from my local FFL Dealer when i asked him for an attorney who could help me get my FFL for my home based business . Anyway i called this P.O.S and he told me he could help me no problem and would be in the area and could stop by my house to discuss what i needed in detail. so i said come on by and when he arrived i told him what i needed and he said no problem and took my deposit and gave me a receipt and a form stating that i hired him to help me., we both signed it and away he went!!!!!! Called him once a week later "Because i did not hear or receive any correspondence at all!! "and asked what was happening in my case and he said he would send me over some paper work for me to sign and that's the last i heard or seen of him !! and its been three weeks now with no call back or update . nor can i call him because he does not answer his phone or return his messages!!!!!!!! I can and will file a complaint with the Ohio bar association and the disciplinary counsel and maybe get a stop to this low life so he cannot do this to anyone else..!!! But I'am guessing nothing will happen to this scumbag and my money is as good as gone. Please people DO YOUR RESEARCH WHEN YOU HIRE AN ATTORNEY! If i had done that i would not be out hundreds of dollars with NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT!
This man is a con artist. He wants your money but he refuses to communicate or even file motions for you. His business card is fake. The address listed on it belongs to a bail bonds company that has no knowledge of him and they have been at that location for nearly two years. The address listed in the Ohio Supreme Court Attorneys registry is also fictitious. The phone number is valid...but it isn't an office phone, it is a cell phone that nearly always has a full voice mail and he declines answering. He states that he is charging you a flat fee, but then tries to change it to an hourly fee afterwards. Not very intelligent though as I recorded him and he sent emails indicating a flat fee. Because of this when you put a down payment on them it is not a retainer but an advanced payment. Such should actually be placed in a separate account such as an eskrow account until completion of service. He also demands that you send monies to his personal Pay Pal account and refuses USPS money orders. This is not a valid practice, if he does use something like Pay Pal it should be designated as a business account. He made all kinds of false promises in which there was no delivery. He virtually made no pretrial motions whatsoever other than a Discovery and Bill of Particulars. He refused to schedule a pretrial conference for a probable cause hearing, did not subpoena any witnesses on my behalf, refused to impeach any of the prosecutions witnesses who had prior crimes involving dishonesty on their records, and refused to look into procedural errors or blatant constitutional violations, he refused to allow me to see my Discovery and it was for misdemeanors. I asked him tto file several motions for suppression, to quash, to subpoena witnesses, to challenge evidence. Nothing, this man is lazy...and I seriously doubt he was in the JAG corps for 25 years as he made claim to me. I recorded this mans initial consultation and what few calls he did make he outright refused to answer legal questions, but instead demanded you send money to him or he would drop you as a client. Please spread the word. If anyone is interested I have documentation of everything.
My husband first contacted Attorney Bellew for a child visitation and support issues. Since then I have used him for a criminal case, and my mother has used him for a divorce. He doesn't require thousands of dollars down, he will take payments. He also will meet when and where t is convenient, even on weekends for in the evening after work.
I got my ticket for driving under suspension, when I went through a DUI checkpoint. He required the prosecution to provide him with all the research showing that the checkpoint was set up and run like it should be. After motions to force the police and prosecutor to give information, the prosecutor gave up on that charge, and i got a small fine, no points, no probation. Great job.
I hired Tim for a felony criminal case in Summit County. He filed his discovery and documents immediately, talked to the prosecutor before the scheduled pretrial. I was nervous because of the seriousness of the charges. Well, he did great. Better than I though. Affordable, caring and willing to go out of his way to meet and help.