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James Alfred Bell IV

About me

Mr. Bell graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, where he served as a Project Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.  Upon graduation, Mr. Bell joined Dechert, Price & Rhoads LLP where he focused primarily on civil litigation matters.  At Dechert, Mr. Bell represented clients at all stages of litigation in complex commercial and products liability matters.  In 2001, Mr. Bell joined Pelino & Lentz, P.C., where he litigated a wide variety of cases with an emphasis on employment, civil rights and commercial matters.  In 2003, Mr. Bell established the Law Offices of James Bell, where he litigated employment, civil rights, commercial and personal injury matters.  In 2004, Mr. Bell formed Bell & Bell LLP with Jennifer Bell, who had previously served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and Counsel, Labor and Employment at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.  Since its founding in 2004, Bell & Bell LLP has focused primarily on employment litigation matters.  


Languages spoken: English, German

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Practice areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 30%
    1 year
  2. Sexual Harassment: 30%
  3. Discrimination: 30%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 5%
  5. Civil Rights: 5%



Hourly ($350-500/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ashley Eve Shapiro

    Mr. Bell is one of the top Employment lawyers in the Philadelphia region. He is extremely intelligent and he is able to negotiate from every angle of the table. He is dedicated to getting the best results for his clients.


    Ashley Shapiro White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Todd Alan Ewan

    I have defended a number of cases that Jim has filed. I find Jim to be reasonable while being a strong advocate for his client.


    Todd Ewan Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Bell & Bell LLP

1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA, 19103


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBell & Bell LLP2004 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of James A. Bell IV2003 - 2004
AssociatePelino & Lentz, PC2001 - 2003
AssociateDechert Price & Rhoads1997 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Salesman vs. Radio Station ChainConfidential Settlement prior even to filing an administrative charge.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgetown Law JournalGeorgetown Law Journal Criminal Procedure Project1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Retaliation Claims in the Post-Nassar WorldRetliation2014
Winning Retaliation Claims in the Post-Nassar WorldRetaliation2014
Navigating the Rising Tide of Retaliation ClaimsRetaliation2011
Employment Law InstitutePleading Standards in Employment Cases2011
ADR in the Professional Liability ArenaAlternative Dispute Resolution2008