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Bell Island

Bell Island

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, Debt Settlement, Probate, Family

About Me

I am Nebraska's only attorney who specializes in DUI. I focus on Criminal Defense with an emphasis on trial practice. I am a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.  When not working I enjoy time with my wife and daughter, coaching the Gering Mock Trial Team, and Participation in productions at Theatre West.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. DUI & DWI: 65%
    5 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    5 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    5 years
  5. Other: 8%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Douglas Blake Chanco

    Bell is a phenominal attorney who brings his extensive knowledge and passion to the practice of law. Because of this, the results he obtains for his clients are outstanding. He is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and constantly strives to be the best legal advocate. He attends the nations top DUI conferences so that he can always be prepared and knowledgeable when representing clients. I met him while we were both attending the Trial Lawyers College, and got to work with him on multiple cases. His ability is unmatched by most in the legal community, and I wholeheartedly endorse his work.

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    Douglas Chanco Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Herbert Ira Ellis

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Herbert Ellis Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Island & Huff

1428 10th Street
Gering, NE, 69341

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NEActive199405/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
GraduateTrial Lawyers College2013
Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate of AttendanceNational College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoication2010
Forensic Chromatography: Theory and PracticeAxion Training Institute2010
Graduate Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate of CompletionNational College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Lawyers Association2009
Graduate of Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2007
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certificate of CompletionRobert LaPier2005
Trial Practice Institute AttendeeNational Criminal Defense College1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyIsland & Huff1998 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderScotts Bluff County Public Defender's Office1994 - 1998

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseBoard Certified2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseRegional Delegate2012 - Present
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining Member2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2004 - 2009
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2013
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember1994 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
HabeasPresident's Message2010
HabeasPresident's Message2009
HabeasWhen is Final, Final2008
HabeasDiscovery in Juvenile Cases2007
HabeasBond Assignments in Criminal Cases2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawN/AJ.D.1994
Hamline UniversityHistory and Soviet & East European StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Annual instituteCriminal Law Update2014
DWI DefenseModerator2014
Young Lawyers Annual InstituteCriminal Law Update2013
Bob Chaloupka Trial Skills SeminarCross Examination2012
Successful DWI Defense 2010Moderator2010
That Thing That you Do or Getting Your Trial Plan in PlaceSpeedy Trial2008
DWI DefenseModerator2008
DWI DefenseField Sobriety Tests2006
Pieces of the PuzzleModerator2005