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Ronald Lee Bell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Libertyville, IL

4.7   46 reviews

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%

    43 years

  2. Family
    30%
    custody,highly contested divorce, asset distribution maintenance, permanent maintenance, Protective orders,

    43 years, 3,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

    43 years

I have met and talked with almost every noteworthy political person in the last 20 years through my work as a consultant and general counsel to one of the largest consulting companies in the U.S.

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Licensed for 42 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1980
Updated 10/11/2022

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

Contact Ronald

Ronald L. Bell & Associates P.C.
1113 S. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 204
Libertyville, IL, 60048

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by David | December 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer on here
Mr Bell is the best lawyer on here hands down. I had two of the other lawyers on here and I fired each of them. Then I went to Mr Bell. He answers your calls and emails very quickly, even on the weekends. He knows how to win. I only wish I went to Mr Bell first. Don’t waste your time or money with these other lawyers,
Posted by Jeff | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stoic and confident
Divorce is painful and emotional and if you're like me, you don't know much about the process and don't really have the headspace to learn all about it while it is happening to you...Ron's parting words at my first consult with him were, "The best thing you can do is pretend like you are asleep for the next 6-12 months and let me handle things." Those words were so true. I didn't always want to listen to them, but being 5 months post divorce and still dealing with some issues with opposing parties not living up to the terms of the MSA, Ron is still in my corner. I don't think I realized how good he and his team are until recently. Discussing my agreement with divorcees has shown me that Ron helped me reach a fair deal that allows me to move on in life with confidence and financial stability and do the right thing for my children and he kept emotion out of it which is so important in negotiation for separating assets and in my case a lot of liabilities. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Bell and his team to anyone in need of advice and guidance and council during the process of divorce. Thank you Ron and team for working with me!
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Posted by Dane | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience. Ron is the best!
I apologize in advance for the length of this review, but I have been so impressed and positively impacted by Ron, that I feel compelled, even obligated, to share my experience. I don’t even know where to begin. Ron has been my lawyer since I was 16. Yes, unfortunately I needed him back then, and many times since. I’ve lived in other states and had to use other lawyers for various things, so I can tell you from extensive personal experience, he is the absolute best. He is one of the smartest guys you will ever meet. His skill in the court room is unparalleled. He is a shark. He knows the law, and he knows how to navigate the system to get you the best possible outcome. But beyond raw skill and knowledge, he is exceptional for so many other reasons. He is always accessible and available. If he can’t personally take a call, his assistant gets him the message and he returns the call very quickly. Despite his success and busy schedule, you always get personal attention and feel as if you’re his number one priority. If you need a letter or paperwork for some reason, you email his assistant and usually the completed documents are in your inbox within a few hours. Those of you that have dealt with other lawyers will especially understand how important and rare it is to have a lawyer as accessible and available as Ron. He is also a perfectionist. He doesn’t cut corners or trade good outcomes for expediency, even if the chances of a good outcome are slim. He does the right thing by you, regardless of the cost/benefit analysis. If there’s a chance it could improve your outcome, Ron gets it done. You never feel as if he could be doing more, but isn’t because you aren’t his top priority. With Ron, you know everything possible is being done. He quotes you a fair price, and once that is paid he sinks his teeth in and handles your case as if it’s number one priority. That kind of piece of mind is priceless. Ron takes pride in his work and gets great satisfaction is getting good outcomes in seemingly hopeless situations. This is his passion, and it shows. To give just one of many examples, I was arrested for a serious felony. They had me dead to rights. Ron not only got the charges ultimately dismissed, he is also currently having the arrest record expunged so nothing shows up on my record at all... it will be as if it never happened. Somewhere in the State or country there may be a few lawyers equally as good as Ron, but I promise you there are none better. He is as good as it comes. Because of Ron, and my relatively clean record (despite over half a dozen arrests) I was able to learn from my mistakes and ultimately get the opportunity to turn my life around. I finished college, went to medical school, and am now a practicing physician with multiple state medical licenses. I owe it all to Ron. I’ve had his card in my wallet since I was 16. It’s the most important thing I carry. Ron has always been there to help me in my darkest hours, and let me tell you, I did NOT make it easy for him. My attitude stunk and I was a mess, but regardless Ron went to battle for me every time I needed him. The law and judicial system are not as black and white as we like to imagine. The lawyer you choose makes a HUGE difference and is arguably the most important factor in achieving the best possible outcome. I can honestly say Ron changed my life and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I emphatically recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer. He’s a shark and you want him on your team. Best regards, D
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Posted by Ellen | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney, Mr. Ronald Bell will not let you down! I was not referred to him, I found him online, which made me skeptical, but I found the best attorney ever, and I now have an attorney which I will use when needed. Ronald Bell knows how to get you what is needed. Possibly the only honest lawyer I have ever met. He comes highly recommended by me. My divorce was complicated because of assets, he went over and above what was expected. I was impressed and astonished when I realized I chose the best attorney online (which was a roll of the dice) by how highly respected he is in the nation, community and courtroom. Mr. Bell called outside the 9 to 5 day, which amazed me. His staff is top notch and will get you an answer quickly. I highly recommend Ronald Bell!
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Posted by Sharon | February 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THEE BEST...RIGHT HERE....LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
Ron has been my Attorney since August 30, 2016. I know that day very well. It’s the first day since the day my Husband left and took EVERYTHING out of our bank accounts (leaving myself and Children penniless) that I finally felt safe, protected and that I had a chance against that Man whom I thought I knew. Ron and his office Family have been with me every single step of the way. It’s been a lot of steps too. My case still continues and they are still fighting for me. Ron is no lamb in the court room. He’s a lion. That’s what you want in a divorce case. He has seen everything in his career and will not let you get screwed over if he has anything to say about it. Trust me, he always does. You want someone who will be at dinner and still be thinking about your case? Ron is your guy. Want a 8-5 guy who leaves it at the door? Maybe he’s not for you then. I’ll always use Ron Bell and Associates. I deserve the best.
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Posted by Eric. | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Bell is attorney you can trust.
Mr. Bell negotiated a fair settlement in a child support case in a timely manner. He always returned phone calls and his office staff was always helpful. I will use Mr. Bell for estate planning next year.
Posted by Daniel | October 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
did a great job
Mr. bell handled a case for me 3 years ago and did a great job. the state of Illinois made mistakes in filing the order in their system. 3 years later Mr. Bell and his staff were great in contacting the state to have them file the order properly. I would strongly advise you to hire Mr. Bell and his staff when in your in need.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Ronald was very clear in his explanation of the entire process. He was available by cell for any questions I had. This was a difficult situation for me and I felt very supported by him and his entire office staff.
Posted by Sharon | June 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support Complications
I had some complications with my ex- husband and child support. After dealing with another attorney, I was reluctant to hire one again. Mr Bell and Doreen were great and put me at ease during a very difficult time. Mr Bell is knowledgeable and fair, I was only charged for work done. My only regret was I didn't find them sooner.
Posted by Audrey | May 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Ron and his team was a GREAT decision!!
I can't say enough great things about the service that I received at Ronald Bell and Associates. From the beginning to the end, everyone was very warm and showed me great compassion. There were many days that I just wanted to give up and walk away with nothing. However, Ronald and his staff continuously stayed strong for me and reassured me that I would get through my divorce and they would be with me every step of the way. They fought for me when I couldn't fight for myself and I will be forever grateful. I've heard horror stories from people how attorneys will bring out the worst in you, during a divorce. However, this wasn't the case at all in my situation. Ronald was very professional and was able to handle my case through peaceful negotiations. I only had to go to court once and that was the day my divorce was finalized. Ronald was able to keep the costs low and get me everything that I asked for and more. I highly recommend Ronald Bell! He's the BEST!!
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Posted by Jim | May 18, 2017
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Professional and personal
Ron, Doreen and staff helped make an emotional and difficult life event for my spouse and I, easier to cope with emotionally by their personal approach but they also made the process easier to deal with through their knowledge and experience. Ron and Doreen helped me and guided me through the layers of a divorce process and assisted with my spouse with her concerns in a way that allowed us to deal with such a huge life event in the best possible conditions. I will be forever indebted to Ron and his staff
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Posted by Amy | February 13, 2017
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Quick and Efficient Results
I can't recommend Ron and his team highly enough. I had a slightly unusual issue where I needed to have corrections made to a public record, and contacted several area law offices. Not only were they the most responsive, but they were the only ones whose immediate reply to my inquiry was not "Well, I've never heard of that before." My issue was handled quickly and efficiently, communication was excellent, and the outcome was exactly what I hoped for.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
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Expungement
Searched the web looking for a lawyer that would be willing to tackle an expungement. Staff was very professional and contacted me promptly. I can't say enough about Ron and his staff, they exceed my expectations. Thank you very much
Posted by Carl | January 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Results!!
Ron litigated for a friend of mine that had a DUI with multiple cars involved in an accident. Ron was able to get 9 counts eliminated and my friend will have a CLEAN driving record after a brief period of supervision. We could not have received a better result!! Ron devivers! He is very honest and does not overpromise but I have used him twice now and he has always come through!
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Posted by Michelle & Michael Ditka | September 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A law firm that gets the job done!
Ronald Bell and his lovely wife Doreen is a law firm you can count on. My husband and I have relied on them for all our attorney needs! Everything from Power of Atty papers, misdemeanors and a prior divorce. You can elimate the stress of legal issues because you are in amazing hands when Ron takes on your case! Doreen assists in the office and is as personable as they get. When I previously called for a consultation, his wonderful wife confirmed for me/us that this is the team you want on your side. We will always use Ronald Bell for all our future legal needs. In the near future we will be starting a very unpleasant child custody case and I can sleep at night knowing Ron has this all under control. They are tried and true and they are priceless to us! Thank you SO much to the both of you. Michelle & Michael
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Posted by Captain Gene Auston USA, (Ret.) JD | June 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Tort's litigation
Attorney Ronald Bell has one of the best legal minds that I have ever encountered. He is the lawyer that other lawyers go to, when they need representation. I would highly recommend him and his firm to be your advocate when you need legal services!
Posted by Alex | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In Ron I trust.
Back in October I was involved In a Hit & Run accident a friend advised me to call Ron. After calling and speaking to many lawyers getting many different scenarios of what could happen to me, I was to say the least freaking out. After calling Ron he answered all questions over the phone calmed me down completely set up a time for me to meet and review my case. Ron was very knowledgeable I felt at ease after meeting with him we came up with a game plan to attack my case. He contacted the Sheriffs office on my behalf and also made several calls to insurance company. He was always very pleasant to talk to and always returned emails and calls promptly as I was his number one priority even though I was peanuts compared to his " big " clients. He always took time out to explain everything to me in layman's terms. At the end of the day I was able to avoid court all together I was never charged and avoided SR 22 insurance and a license suspension thanks to him and his wonderful staff I was able to dodge a big time bullet thank you Ron! I will always advise anyone that asks me where to go IN RUN I TRUST!
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Posted by Kyle | September 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much Ron
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your help with my case. I'm glad i chose the right lawyer. Very appreciative to come across you and get everything for my dui dropped!! Truly amazed and blessed
Posted by John | September 26, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad Ron was on my side
As with most divorces I suspect things get tense and a bit confusing going through the process. But Ronald was there with me every step of the way when I needed him. He and his highly trained staff are easy to work with, really know their business. Ronald supports his clients and keeps his clients interest as his top priority. This made a very difficult situation much easier and understandable. Thank goodness he was on my side and not on the other side. I would highly recommend Ronald and his team should someone require their services.
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Posted by Suzanne | September 18, 2015
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Attorney Ronald Bell
After 2 lawyers dropped my case with numerous delays, Attorney Ronald Bell was able to promptly bring it back on the grid. And he remains mindful to successfully bring my case to conclusion. Mr. Bell genuinely cares and protects my interests as if I were a family member. Attorney Bell is an elite practicing with exceptional knowledge and abilities making him “the reference” in the field.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ronald L. Bell & Associates P.C.
  • 1984 - Present
  • Consultant and Legal counsel
  • 250 million Dollar revenue consulting Company
  • 1991 - 2012
  • By the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Attorney Appointment
  • 1986 - 1986
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Dupage County States Attorney
  • 1982 - 1982
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Illinois Attorney General
  • 1980 - 1984
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD
  • 1980
  • Lake Forest College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • George May vs. International Profit
  • established law for covenant not to compete
  • People v. Hamm
  • Won case reversed Federal Trial Court
  • People v. Powell
  • Got conviction and leading appeallate court decision on Dui law
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Associations

  • Private Practice
  • 1984 - Present
  • member Illinois State Bar Associateion
  • 1980 - Present
  • Dupage County States Attorney
  • Special prosecutor
  • 1982 - 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • The Seal of Experience
  • Trial Masters
  • 2017
  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2014 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Most valuable professional award
  • Clients 250 million dollar company
  • 2006
  • Excellent performance
  • Clients 250 million dollar company
  • 2000
  • Appoinment as attorney for defendants
  • The Seventh Circiit Court of Appeals
  • 1985
  • Law Review Editor
  • The John Marshal Law School
  • 1980
  • Citation of excellence
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1980
  • Deans Scholarship
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 1980
  • Appointment to law review editor
  • The John Marshal law school
  • 1979
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Publications

  • Speakeasy Marketing, Inc.
  • Dealing With Divorce In Illinois: Useful Info That May Be Helpful In Your Case
  • 2016
  • John Marshall Law Review
  • Our Land Is your land
  • 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • Harvard MBA Program for Graduate students
  • Managment consulting
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bell's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted to questions on family and divorce law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron and I have known each other for many years. We started as co-counsel, graduated to opposing counsel and most recently have been co-counsel once again. In all that time, I could always trust in Ron's integrity and hard work. He always plays above board and is therefore a fine addition to your rolls."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. ron and i have handled several divorce cases together as opponents. he does a good job for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bell consistently provides excellent responses to questions posed by members of the Avvo community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was defense counsel in an auto case with Ron Bell few years ago. I recall the Plaintiff having some substantial and fairly unique damage claims The Plaintiff himself was very intense and insisted on appearing at all court hearings and depositions. Ron managed to control him very well, which was no small feat. I also could tell by the way my client's discovery deposition proceeded that Ron would be an excellent trial attorney. The case unded up settling for what I believe both of us thought was a fair number. It was not a small number. I endorse Ron Bell and would recommend his services to anyone"
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