David M. Bell

David M. Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.
 | 2800 N Central Ave, Suite 860
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-792-1700
Fax: 602-792-1710
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

David Bell is a trial and appellate attorney, with experience handling injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage and bad faith, medical malpractice and medical products, product liability, wrongful termination, and commercial cases. He has been lead counsel in more than 70 jury trials and more than two dozen appeals. He is certified as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. He is ranked as an Advocate by the American Board of Trial Advocates and is the 2019 President of its Phoenix Chapter. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow in Arizona's Finest Attorneys.

Certificates and Credentials

About David Bell

Admitted: 1981, Arizona

Professional Webpage: http://www.cdslawfirm.com/attorneys/bell

Honors/Awards:

  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, Member
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1992-PresentBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2000-Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Speciaist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Arizona

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (Former: Chair, Extra-Contractual Liability Section; Vice-Chair, Insurance Coverage Section, Member, Admissions Committee); State Bar of Arizona (Member and 2019 Chair of the Injury & Wrongful Death Advisory Commission for its Board of Legal Specialization; American Board of Trial Advocates (ranked as Advocate, 2019 President of its Phoenix Chapter); Defense Research Institute; Fellow, Arizona's Finest Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 2019 Chair of the Personal Injury and Wrongfule Death Advisory Commission, to the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Arizona

    , 2012
  • Court Appointed Counsel for minors not represented by personal counsel, regarding petitions before the Maricopa County Superior Court Probate Commissioners for approval of personal injury settlements
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Maricopa County Bar Association, volunteer attorney

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, "Focus on the Insuring Clause: Elements as They Relate to Construction Defect Claims," FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 3, Spring 2007;Author, "State Farm v. Campbell, its Anticipated Effects for Bad Faith Litigation" FDCC Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 1, Fall 2003;  Co-Author, Survivor ESI, FDCC E-Discovery Survival Manual, FDCC (2007)Author and Regional Editor for, Insurance Bad Faith, A Compendium of State Law, DRI (2004 and 2006); Co-authored the chapter, "Discovery" for the Arizona Personal Injury Practice Guide, (1991). 

Representative Clients:

  • American National Property & Casualty Co.; Arch Insurance Group; Brierfield Insurance Co.; Century Insurance Co.; Cottingham Butler, Inc.; Farm Family Insurance Companies; EZE Trucking, Inc.; Mannington Mills, Inc.; Meadowbrook Insurance Co.; Mid-Continent Insurance Co.; Nationwide Insurance Companies; Security Mutual Insurance Co.; State Farm Insurance Companies; State of Arizona;

Educational Background:

  • J.D. (with distinction), University of Iowa College of Law, 1981
  • B.A. University of Iowa (Religion and Social Studies Education), 1976

Industry Groups

  • American Board Of Trial Advoactes (Advocate)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation Of Defense & Corporate Counsel
  • State Bar Of Arizona
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Office Location for David M. Bell

2800 N Central Ave
Suite 860
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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