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James S. Bell is a lawyer has won some important verdicts and settlements for clients and has built a reputation as a top trial lawyer.  James attended Loyola High School (an all-boys Jesuit school) in Los Angeles.  James went on to study at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he graduated with honors.  He received the Southern Methodist University Scholarship, James Holland Scholarship, W.R. Nicholson Scholarship, and the Southern Methodist University Student Senate Scholarship.  James then received his law degree cum laude from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduating from law school, James has served as lead trial counsel in numerous jury trials and bench trials and has substantial litigation experience in catastrophic injury matters; healthcare disputes (Stark, Anti-Kickback, False Claims, Prompt Pay, and Corporate Practice of Medicine); business disputes, real estate cases, investment fraud cases; complex securities disputes; divorces; child custody matters; and criminal matters. James has resolved divorces, injury cases, fraud, and business matters involving real estate, raw land, landfills, oil and gas, pharmacies, physician groups, physicians, toxicology laboratories, medical device companies, hospitals, construction zones, and billing companies.  Litigation results have led to millions of dollars in recoveries and savings for Clients.


 


James is also a matrimony (child custody, child support, and property division) attorney and veteran of high-end divorces.  James has represented professional athletes, stay-at-home moms, and chief executive officers in child custody and property division matters stemming from divorce.  James enjoys a working familiarity with each case.  James is experienced in cases involving substance abuse and high-dollar property division cases.  


 


James is licensed in the following jurisdictions: State of California; State of Texas; State of New York; United States Supreme Court; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pro Hac Vice; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Pro Hac Vice; Supreme Court of New York, Manhattan Division, Pro Hac Vice; Ohio Court of Common Pleas, Butler County, Ohio, Pro Hac Vice.


 


James has won significant legal victories.  Recently, James served as lead trial counsel in a summary jury trial for limited partners of a partnership.  This was an investment fraud case involving a land development in Collin County, Texas.  James obtained two unanimous jury verdicts for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and willful misconduct: $4.5 million and $4.6 million respectively. James also served as lead trial counsel for free-standing medical center and obtained a substantial jury verdict against Denton Regional Hospital.  James has also served as lead trial counsel for pharmacy where he obtained a $4.15 million fraud judgment against publicly traded company for stealing insurance and federally funded prescription reimbursements. James also served as lead trial counsel for healthcare company against medical physician. James obtained a substantial jury verdict against a physician for breach of fiduciary duty discussed here


 


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Health Care: 25%
    10 years
  2. Business: 25%
    10 years
  3. Divorce: 25%
    1 year
  4. Family: 20%
    1 year
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Elisa M Reiter

    Jamie Bell is daring; he has unique interpretations of the law that serve him in good stead. He is an excellent litigator, whose comprehensive knowledge of the law put him well ahead of the pack. I endorse James Bell!

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    Elisa Reiter Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Melissa Shoshana Lewkowicz

    The kind of passion, brilliance and gumption this lawyer possesses cannot be taught. Coupled with his brilliance and creativity, he throws down harder, stronger and better than any lawyer in the room... I do not just recommend this exemplary lawyer... I urge you to contact him!

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    Melissa Lewkowicz DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

James S. Bell, PC

2808 Cole Ave.
Suite 1000
Dallas, TX, 75204

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201403/07/2016
CAActive200705/23/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Vetted AttorneyPersonal Injury Warriors2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJames S. Bell2005 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Circle of Legal TrustMember2015 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Family Law SeminarPiercing the Corporate Veil2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A