The founder of the firm, Harry F. Bell, Jr. , received his B.S., cum laude, in... more
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 K... view profile
I really love what I do. I have litigated dozens of class action cases involving... more
I really love what I do. I have litigated dozens of class action cases involving robocall telemarketing (TCPA), mortgage loan overcharges, predatory lending, consumer finance, and consumer protection and antitrust cases for state governments. I have tried multi-plaintiff mass action cases, and have argued appeals in state and federal courts addressing the Class Action Fairness Act, TCPA, WV Con... view profile
Matthew Stonestreet loves the pratice of law. Because of his enthusiasm, he... more
Matthew Stonestreet loves the pratice of law. Because of his enthusiasm, he represents clients with an energy that inspires confidence and generates postive client relationships. He works tirelessly to develop strong arguments and present evidence in a way that is persuasive to juries. Mr. Stonestreet uses every available resource for his clients’ legal matters — from online legal research... view profile
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.