On Thursday, February 22, 2024, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an order disbarring attorney John Anthony Bellino from practicing law in the state.

The case is entitled “Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. John Anthony Bellino,” with case no. 62 DB 2021.

The order came after Bellino failed to respond to a rule to show cause in his disciplinary case. According to records from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Bellino had previously been placed on temporary suspension from practice on July 1, 2021, through an order from the high court.

That initial order from the court placed Bellino on interim suspension pending further action in his case. It was issued based on a recommendation from the state’s Disciplinary Board regarding a disciplinary matter under file number 62 DB 2021 out of Luzerne County.

Bellino was allowed to petition to dissolve the temporary suspension and request expedited proceedings on the underlying charges as per court rules. However, he did not file any such requests with the court.

Instead, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel had petitioned for Bellino’s disbarment, prompting the court to issue a rule to show cause why that should not be granted. As Bellino failed to respond to explain his position, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered his disbarment on February 22, 2024.

According to avvo.com, Mr. John Anthony Bellino is an attorney in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He attended Ohio Northern University and acquired his law license in Pennsylvania in 1989.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.