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James Alfred Bell IV

Discrimination Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   3 reviews
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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 25 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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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.  

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


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Posted by Khadijah | February 18, 2014
The best law firm ever
Mr Bell and his firm are the best. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I have recommended him to many friends. He is great, he worked very hard in both of my cases to get the best possible results. I couldn't have been happier with the results. I wouldn't use any other firm ever. The people that work with Mr Bell all do a great job. He was very professional and met all the deadlines for filling that we needed to meat in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
Responsive and Sharp
Bell and Bell took care of all the messy "communication" with my former employer. It was really comforting to know that someone was in my court and that I was in fact going to pull through this. I am extremely grateful for everything Jim did for me at a time when I was extremely vulnerable. I've recommended Jim to many friends with employment issues.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Mr. Bell is a great lawyer - He is diligent and thorough in his work, and has a great memory. A+ Attorney!


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bell & Bell LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of James A. Bell IV
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Pelino & Lentz, PC
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Dechert Price & Rhoads
  • 1997 - 2001
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Salesman vs. Radio Station Chain
  • Confidential Settlement prior even to filing an administrative charge.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010


  • Georgetown Law Journal
  • Georgetown Law Journal Criminal Procedure Project
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Winning Retaliation Claims in the Post-Nassar World
  • Retliation
  • 2014
  • Winning Retaliation Claims in the Post-Nassar World
  • Retaliation
  • 2014
  • Navigating the Rising Tide of Retaliation Claims
  • Retaliation
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Institute
  • Pleading Standards in Employment Cases
  • 2011
  • ADR in the Professional Liability Arena
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (15)
Endorse James
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Discrimination Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Bell is an outstanding advocate. He stands by his clients and is a strong, persuasive attorney in court."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jim for years and he is a top rate employment attorney for both Plaintiffs and Defendants."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Employment and labor
Employment and labor
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