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Harry F. Bell Jr.

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Personal Injury, Class Action, Employment & Labor, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

The founder of the firm, Harry F. Bell, Jr., received his B.S., cum laude, in Economics from West Virginia University in 1977, and is a 1980 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law. After having worked as an Assistant Deputy Prosecutor in Kanawha County, West Virginia, Mr. Bell, a native of Charleston, joined the Charleston-based firm of Kay, Casto & Chaney, which later became Kay, Casto, Chaney, Love & Wise, in which he became a partner in 1987. While with Kay, Casto, Mr. Bell learned the civil litigation craft under the tutelage of John S. Haight, Esquire, a legendary West Virginia litigator. Mr. Bell left Kay, Casto in 1992 to form his own civil litigation practice, with the goal of providing personal and high-quality legal services to his clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, which included the incorporation of the most advanced technology available into his newly-formed law firm. A prominent, well-known West Virginia litigator in his own right, concentrating his practice in the representation of both businesses and individuals, Mr. Bell is also a trained and experienced mediator whose services are in demand throughout West Virginia. Mr. Bell has been and is a member of various professional associations recognizing the litigation field and his deep experience gained in over 32 years f trying lawsuits in state and federal courts.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
  5. Class Action: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Mark Steven Paullin

    Mr. Bell combines a wealth of knowledge with his affable personality to achieve great results.

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    Mark Paullin Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill Dominique Sinatra

    Harry is an aggressive and effective advocate.

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    Jill Sinatra Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Bell Law Firm, PLLC

30 Capitol St
Charleston, WV, 25301

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WVAuthorized to practice law198006/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBell Law Firm1993 - Present
PartnerKay Casto & Chaney, PLLC1986 - 1992
AssociateKay Casto & Chaney, PLLC1981 - 1985
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKanawha County Prosecuting Attorney1980 - 1981
Legal InternKanawha County Prosecuting Attorney1979 - 1979
Legal InternMonongalia County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1979 - 1980
Legal InternWest Virginia Supreme Court Of Appeals1978 - 1978

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Charleston Civic Center BoardPast Chairman1989 - 1992
Fireman's Civil Service CommitteePast Chairman1989 - 1992
West Virginia Alumni Association, Kanawha Valley ChapterPast President1985 - 1987
Marlyn E. Lugar Moot Trial AssociationVice President1980 - 1982
West Virginia State BarMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Civil Justice FoundationMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
West Virginia UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1977

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Current Status of Federal LitigationTransvaginal Mesh2012
11th Annual Class Action/Mass Tort SymposiumSpecial Masters in Class Actions and Mass Torts2011
Annual Bench/Bar CLEMass Torts/Class Actions involving automobile dealer fraud2005
Mediation SeminarMediation1993
Mediation TrainingMediation1992
Annual MeetingMediationN/A
Annual ConferenceDigitek MDLN/A
Annual ConferenceAuto Dealer FraudN/A