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John Charles Bell

Immigration Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   4 reviews
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  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 32 years
    Tennessee - TN 32 years
    Georgia - GA 32 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    40%
    Including family court matters, also serving asylum cases

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Car, motorcycle, and trucking accidents

  3. Criminal defense
    20%
    Including DUI, speeding and traffic ticketing, domestic violence, protection from abuse petitions, possession of a controlled substance, petty theft, and theft of services

  4. Probate
    10%
    Simple probate, as well as power of attorney and wills

  5. Government
    5%
    Including contracts and agreements

MR. BELL HAS EXTENSIVE COURTROOM EXPERIENCE AS A RETIRED AUSA AS WELL AS PRIVATE PRACTICE. CALL US!

Mr. Bell has been serving the community for the past fourty-five (45+) years, working with diverse youth and young adults in a variety of sports as an instructor, coach, commissioner, and tournament director for baseball, volleyball, & basketball. Mr. Bell has enjoyed serving with Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity;  First Light Women’s Shelter;  Boy Scouts of America;Arthritis Foundation; National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Alabama/Mississippi Chapter);  Birmingham Bearcats AAU Basketball program (Co-Founder); Central Park Christian School; Forestdale Presbyterian Church; First Presbyterian Church; South Highlands Presbyterian Church; and HICA!, among others.

Mr. Bell attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.S. School of Arts & Science in 1978; Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, M. Div. in 1982; and also attended Cumberland School of Law,  Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, J.D. in 1991.

He served in the federal sector at the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama from 1992-2013 and later founded The Law Office of John Charles Bell, L.L.C. in June of 2014. 

Mr. Bell has been an ordained minister in the Christain Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1982 and continues his ministry in his everyday life. Mr. Bell has lead many workshops in seminars in various areas, mainly involving issues in leadership, youth, and immigration. 

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

The Law Office of John Charles Bell LLC
3430 Independence Dr Ste 140
Birmingham, AL, 35209-8331

Reviews

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Posted by Debra | March 28, 2015
Legal work
Mr. Bell was so greatly appreciated for his work that he did for my husband & I. He was very prompt in completing the job in hand and when it came time to sign papers, he made himself available for our convenience. When we did meet, Mr. Bell was very explanatory in what he had done for us and it was in simple laymen's terms and not a lot of complicated legal jargon. We will most definitely call upon him again when and if the need for legal help is required.
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Posted by Robin | March 26, 2015
THE BEST
As the President of a small healthcare business, I selected The Law Office of John Charles Bell, L.L.C., as my law firm. I have known Mr. Bell since 1992. At that time, and until 2013, Mr. Bell served at the United States Attorney’s Office where he had a distinguished career for over 21 years. When he retired from the United States Attorney’s Office, he started his own law firm. On the basis of my own professional contact with Mr. Bell, he has provided excellent legal counsel for me on a number of complex and diverse legal matters. He utilizes hard work and creative problem solving to attain justice for his client. Mr. Bell has both the intellectual and the personal skills that makes him an exceptional lawyer. However, if need be, he is not averse to associating another lawyer or another firm to obtain the desired result. He brings with him a long and impressive record of achievement in civic and voluntary activities. He is committed to social change and the representation of disregarded people. If you select Mr. Bell and his firm as your legal representative, you not only will have hired an attorney that has a high level of intelligence, practicability, and integrity, but you will have hired an attorney who cares about your well being.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
Definitely recommend!
The Law Office of John Charles Bell has been my go to when it comes to lawyers! John has gone above and beyond with my case! He is trustworthy, quick and very helpful. It's very hard to understand most of my paperwork but he made sure to put the cookies on the bottom shelf for me! I'm above pleased and very grateful for his hard work. One can definitely see his passion and determination!
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Posted by valery | March 20, 2015
Very pleased!
I have had multiple immigration lawyers but never have I felt like I was in good hands! When I first discussed my case with Mr.Bell I knew immediately that I could trust him. He made sure that I knew everything about my case. His meticulous attention to my paperwork made me feel like I was being his top priority. Once my case was cleared, I could clearly see how Johns hard work had helped. It took him less than half the time for me to hear results than all my previous lawyers. John Bell and his staff created a trustworthy and responsive environment!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Homewood, Alabama
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lead Attorney
  • The Law Office of John Charles Bell, L.L.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant U. S. Attorney
  • Department Of Justice, U. S. Attorneys Office, District Of North Alabma
  • 1992 - 2013
  • Associate
  • L. Dan Turbervill, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Vanderbilt University, Divinity School
  • M. Div.
  • 1982
  • Vanderbilt University, A&S
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Madaio v. FBI; 2:06-cv-00904-KOB
  • Summary Judgment granted for the F.B.I. The case was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Herman, Sec. U. S. Dept. of Labor v. South Carolina National Bank,  et al., 97-6058, 97-6154. (11th Cir. 1998)
  • In District Court, Judge Lynne granted summary judgment to the Defendants. On appeal the ruling against the DOL was reversed in the Eleventh Circuit. It was remanded back to District Court where the case was settled for $42 Million.
  • George MILLER, v. U.S.D.A. Farm Services Agency, et al., Appeal Number 97-6575. June 17, 1998.
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, No. CV 96-H-496-NE, dismissed the case and it was affirmed in the Eleventh Circuit

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent AV Rating Legal and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Pree. Rated Judicial Ed. (Legal Ability/Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • AV Pree. Rated Judicial Ed. (Legal Ability/Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Pree. Rated Judicial Ed. (Legal Ability/Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • AV Pree. Rated Judicial Ed. (Legal Ability/Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Special Recognition Award
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • 2013
  • Special Recognition Award
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Selected Leadership Academy II
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • On the Spot Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2009
  • Selected to Leadership Academy I
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2008
  • On the Spot Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • First Place Team Project and Presentation
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2007
  • On the Spot Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Special Achievement Performance Awrard
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2003
  • Special Recognition Award
  • NASA
  • 2003
  • Special Recognition Award
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • 2002
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2002
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2001
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 2000
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1999
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 1998
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1998
  • Special Achievement Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 1997
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1997
  • On the Spot Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 1996
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1996
  • Outstanding Performance Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 1994
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1993
  • On the Spot Award
  • U. S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Alabama
  • 1993
  • Volunteer Award
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1992
  • Outstanding Young Alabamian
  • Jaycees
  • 1992
  • BNA Inc./Cumberland School of Law Student Award
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • 1991
  • National Camps and Conference Committee, Member
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • 1985
  • National Camps and Conference Committee, Member
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • 1984
  • National Camps and Conference Committee, Member
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • 1983
  • Outstanding Student, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Vanderbilt University, Divinity School
  • 1982
  • Outstanding Student, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Vanderbilt University, Divinity School
  • 1981
  • Outstanding Student, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Vanderbilt University, Divinity School
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE by the Hour on December 19, 2014
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2014
  • Office of Immigration Litigation (OIL) Seminar
  • Immigration
  • 2012
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week Prayer Breakfast/Awards Program
  • Crime Victim's Rights
  • 2009
  • Health Care Fraud Institute
  • Health Care Fraud
  • 2003
  • Developments and Trends in Health Care Law 2003
  • Update from the U. S. Attorney's Office on Health Care Law
  • 2003
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse and the False Claim Act
  • Health Care Fraud and the False Claim Act
  • 2002
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse John Charles Bell. He is very caring of his clients and a tireless advocate for each one."
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Birmingham Immigration Lawyer John Charles Bell
John Charles Bell
Immigration Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available