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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has barred two valley attorneys from practicing law.

The court has suspended the law licenses of Michael Joseph of Niles, and Frank Fagnano of Boardman.

Monday's ruling from the high court stated that both men failed to respond to formal complaints filed with the court's Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline.

According to court records, a client claimed to have given attorney  Joseph a $1,250 retainer for a divorce case, then was unable to contact Joseph afterwards.

Records also show that Fagnano violated the rules of professional conduct by settling a grievance with a client without having another attorney representing that client's interests.

Both men must complete certain requirements, including continuing legal education, to have their licenses reinstated.

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