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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Top 10 in Arizona||Ranking Arizona||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top Attorney DUI & DWI: SUPERB Rating||Avvo||2016|
|Top Rated||Best DWI Attorney||2016|
|Clients' Choice Award 2016||Avvo||2016|
|Ten Best- DUI Attorney (Two Years Client Satisfaction)||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2016|
|2016 Southwest Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Ten Best- DUI Attorney||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|2015 Featured Attorey: Avvo Rating 8.0||Avvo||2015|
|2014 Clients' Choice Award: DUI||Avvo||2014|
|2014 Clients' Choice Award: Criminal Defense||Avvo||2014|
|Excellence For The Future: Lawyering Process IV||CALI||2012|
|Excellence For The Future: Trial Practice||CALI||2012|
|Excellence For The Future: Civil Procedure II||CALI||2011|
|Excellence For The Future: Constitutional Law I||CALI||2011|
|Excellence For The Future: Criminal Procedure||CALI||2011|
|Junior Team Member||The DUI Team||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Michelle Bell||2014 - Present|
|Associate||Thrush Law Group||2013 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Law Offices of Brian D. Sloan||2011 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Law Office of Mark Guinta||2011 - 2011|
|Intern||City Of Phoenix Prosecutor's Office||2011 - 2011|
|Research Assistant||Britt Law Group||2010 - 2010|
|Criminal Law Intern||Chico Legal Information Center||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2015 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|The United States District Court of Arizona||Member||2014 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2013 - Present|
|The United States District Court of Arizona||Member||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of California||Admitted to Practice||2015 - 2016|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2014 - 2015|
|The United States District Court of Arizona||Admitted to Practice||2014 - 2015|
|State Bar of Arizona||Addmitted to Practice||2013 - 2014|
|State v. J.M||Plea and Dismissal|
|State v. RF||DUI dismissed|
|State v. R.L||Criminal Charge Dismissed|
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|BlogSpot||What should I do, or NOT do, when I have been stopped by a police officer (and I have been drinking)?||2014|
|Practical Law||In Re Bataa/Kierland||2012|
|Practical Law Company publication||In Re Bataa/Kierland||2012|
|American Institute- Bias in the Legal Profession||Law||Certificate||2016|
|American Institute- Justification Defense||Law||Certificate||2016|
|American Institute- Police Misconduct: Excessive Force and Justification||Law||Certificate||2016|
|SBA- Foundation of Ethics and Modest Means Project||Law||Certificate||2014|
|SBA- White Collar Crime Update||Law||Certificate||2014|
|SBA- A Primer on Child Support, Spousal Maintenance & Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time||Law||Certificate||2014|
|SBA- Case Law & Legislative Updates, Practice Management, and Same Gender Issues||Law||Certificate||2014|
|SBA- Considerations in Legal-Decision Making and Relocation Cases & Drug Testing and How to Interpret the Results||Law||Certificate||2014|
|SBA- Challenges of Late in Life Divorce and Child Support Issues||Law||Certificate||2014|
|Phoenix School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Northern Florida||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||2010|
|BNI: Phoenix Business Builders||Basics of DUI Law||2017|
|BNI- Phoenix Business Builders||Development in DUI law- Medical Draws, Medical Marijuana, and APC||2016|
|SBA (Attendee)||Foundations of Ethics & Modest Means Project||2014|
|CLE by the Sea (Attendee)||Ethics||2014|
|CLE by the Sea (Attendee)||Professionalism||2014|
|CLE by the Sea (Attendee)||Family Law Case Law and Legislative Updates, Practice Management Pointers and Same Gender Issues||2014|
|CLE by the Sea (Attendee)||Considerations in Legal Decision Making & Rellocation Cases & Drug Testing and How to Interpret the Results||2014|
|CLe by the Sea (Attendee)||Challenges of Late in Life Divorce and Child Support Issues||2014|
|CLE (Attendee)||White Collar Crime||2014|
|CLE (Attendee)||A Primer on Child Support, Spousal Maintenance & Legal Decision-Making and Parenting Time||2014|
Posted by Gary
I was pulled over in February for reckless driving. I was charged with a DUI, Reckless driving, Improper lane change. My lawyer, Michelle, took my case and wet right to work. She explained everything that was going on and what to expect. She helped me keep my license for a little more time as I was moving from my home to an apartment. Once the move was complete, Michelle worked with getting my suspension to start immediately so that I could get that out of the way. She worked with the prosecuting attorney and worked out a plea deal that took away all of the DUI charges. I ended up only with being charged with reckless driving. My fine was under a thousand dollars and I only spent one night in jail. She did amazing work. I will never drive under the influence and I will never drive tired. The reason we fought this so hard was that my alcohol level was low and what I did was fall asleep as I was driving. I take full responsibility and I am so glad for an attorney that worked as hard as Michelle did to help me regain my life back. After hearing horror stories of other people convicted of DUI's it would have ruined my life. You want the best then don't hesitate to call Michelle Bell......
Posted by Robert
I cannot recommend Michelle Bell highly enough!!!
i retained Michelle while my case was in a holding pattern. At the time, I was unsure whether or not charges were going to be filed as I had not retained any paperwork during my arrest and interrogation. I knew that, after my initial consultation, whatever or whichever way the case went, I would he taken care of by Michelle.
Initially, the case was filed as a misdemeanor DUI, but was then refiled later as a felony. This refiling did not occur for 9 months and Michelle kept me informed of the status of the case on a monthly basis. Both of us really did not know what we were fully dealing with as we had not seen a police report or any sort of complaint by law enforcement. We just knew that charges would be filed by the county.
Once the felony charges were filed and we saw the police report, Michelle launched into what I would refer to as a "SUPER-LAWYER."
She made it very clear that what were facing was serious, made no promises about the outcome, honestly explained to me that that it could be a long time before a resolution and developed a multi-pronged strategy to ensure the best outcome for me, which, in my case was to avoid the charges in their entirety.
I really gave her very little to work with, so Michelle had to rely on her expert knowledge of the judicial process to explore all discovery that was available. She also put into play certain legal maneuvers that other attornies less astute than Michelle would never even fathom. For example, instead of allowing the DA to present my case to the Grand Jury, which would result in an indictment, she advised that I waive pre-trial. This allowed us to enter into the pre-trial phase directly and start working right away on the full aspects of the case.
She exhaustively questioned all witnesses and law enforcement and it took months. At times, it seemed as if there were little hope and I would have to entertain prison time as a plea.
However, her tenacity allowed her to discover exactly what we needed to cement my defense and allow a clear argument that my case must result in a dismissal as my constitutional rights had been violated. This discovery, provided by law enforcement, was delivered at the 11th hour when I had almost given up hope.
Summarily, my case ended in a complete dismissal, filed by the DA, and I can now move on with my life.
Although I knew throughout the process of working with Michelle, there was always a risk that things could possibly not work out the way we wanted, she just kept moving forward looking for the best outcome.
She is easy to work with, affordable, empathic, understanding and an absolute expert in criminal law. If you are facing any charges do not hesitate and go directly to Michelle Bell. She is worth her weight in gold.
Posted by anonymous
I was given an extreme D.U.I. and was looking at long road ahead of me. I'm so glad I found Michelle Bell for my legal issues. She was thuroigh, well seasoned in court, and in result all charges were dropped and case was dismissed. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of legal council.
Jocquese Blackwell, Criminal defense Attorney
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It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer. Michelle cares about her clients and fights zealously for their rights. Michelle is very intelligent and she has a reputation for obtaining great results for her clients.
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