Georgetown, SC /Press/January 14, 2019 – James Edward Bell, III Founder and Senior Partner of Bell Legal Group was selected as a President’s Circle Member into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
Bell Legal Group represent clients who have suffered serious personal injuries all across South Carolina, including Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Florence, Sumter and Georgetown, and throughout the country. The law group is dedicated to helping people get through some of the most complex, difficult life tragedies they will experience. They can help you with medical malpractice, auto defects, environmental law, nursing home negligence, police and jail misconduct, and fatal and catastrophic injury cases. Established in 1983, the Bell Legal Group have earned a national reputation as a go-to law firm. They are proud to boast as the foundation of their practice two fundamental principles: They are dedicated to uncovering the truth, and don’t stop fighting until they get there. As a result,their proven team is experienced and highly skilled—and have earned a reputation for getting results where others could not.
J. Edward Bell III, founder and senior partner of Bell Legal Group in Georgetown, is an attorney, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has distinguished himself as a top litigation attorney at local, state and national levels and has tried more than 300 major cases throughout the United States. He is a member of the Bars of South Carolina, United States District Court, District of South Carolina; United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States Supreme Court.
Bell’s work in the legal field is extensive and renowned, yet more notable is his work with students and young attorneys. His history of mentoring students interested in pursuing the law has included assistance with financial aid, internships and housing for national and international students. It is this passion for sharing his knowledge and understanding of the law that led Bell to his newest position as President of the Charleston School of Law.
His legal career continues to bring him national recognition in the fields of environmental law, auto safety, auto defects and product liability. Bell’s work in environmental law coupled with his love of Southern culture led him to explore opportunities for land development with an emphasis on environmental conservation. In 2010, he became a partner in Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC, a nationally-recognized Southern lifestyle publication.
A graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law, Bell distinguished himself as a top civil litigator in the field of complex litigation law with his success in the demanding auto torts and auto safety field. His unique approach in auto case work led him to establish a Vehicle Safety Research Center, a facility that conducts auto defect investigations, accident re-enactments, develops exhibits, and explores the complex nature of the issues surrounding injury and accident cases. Since its inception, the center has evolved into a multi-disciplined Science and Technology Center used to assist attorneys in unraveling technical information associated with trial work.
Bell is a recognized Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rated attorney. He is listed in The American Trial Lawyers Association’s prestigious Top 100 Attorneys; named to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Benchmark’s Litigation Star; and received the SC Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award. He is the chairman of the board of Garden & Gun magazine, Garden & Gun Land, The Litchfield Company and will now take his place as the president of the Charleston School of Law.
A South Carolina native, Bell lives in Georgetown with his wife, Dawn, they have two young children, Jeb and Middleton. He has three grown daughters, Gigi, Virginia and Caroline.
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