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William Joseph Bell

also known as W. Joe Bell

About me

Originally from Nashville, Joe began his college career playing football at Samford University.  After transferring to David Lipscomb University, Joe graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.  Joe then went on to the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he obtained his law degree.  Joe is fluent in Spanish.  Joe practices in several areas of law with a focus on Criminal Defense, Child Support, and Family Law.  While away from work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny, playing disc golf, and cooking.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
  2. Child Support: 15%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. General Practice: 10%
  5. Immigration: 5%



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas William Lee

    I had the honor of attending law school with Mr. Bell. In that time and in the years after, I have had a number of opportunities to observe his work ethic, his passion for defending a client, and his devotion to the practice of law. Drawing from my experiences with Mr. Bell, I can state whole-heartedly that he has impressed me and that I would not hesitate to consult him with a legal matter.


    Nicholas Lee Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William Evan Anderson

    I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Bell on several matters, and his knowledge of the law and strong work ethic allows him to be a very effective attorney. He is also very courtesy and responsive to his clients.


    William Anderson Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of W. Joe Bell

830 North Broadway
Suite 6
Knoxville, TN, 37917


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top 10 Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Law Office of W. Joe Bell2012 - Present
Student AttorneyThe University Of Tennessee College Of Law Legal Clinic2011 - 2011
Associate AttorneyThe Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin, II2011 - 2012
ExternKnox County Public Defender Community Law Office2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Family Law AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Violation of Felony Probation for Three New Felony ChargesViolation of Probation dismissed
Aggravated Assault with Motor VehicleDismissed upon payment of restitution
DUI 2nd OffenseReckless Endangerment
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TennesseeLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Lipscomb UniversitySpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2007