Steven J. Bell

Top rated personal injury attorney in San Francisco, California

Jones Clifford, LLP
Steven J. Bell
Jones Clifford, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury; view more

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Jones Clifford, LLP

1390 Market Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94102 Visit website


Steven J. Bell is a partner at Jones, Clifford, Johnson, Dehner, Wong, Morrison, Sheppard & Bell, LLP, located in San Francisco, California. He focuses his practice on personal injury litigation and workers' compensation matters, representing clients throughout the San Francisco area who have been harmed by the negligent or willful acts or omissions of others, specifically those who have been injured in workplace accidents. Mr. Bell is regularly called upon to assist attorneys across the country in cases involving construction accidents, and the high regard in which he is held by his peers is reflected in the AV Preeminent* rating he has received from Martindale-Hubbell.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University, Mr. Bell spent several years working in the private sector as an occupational safety and health consultant and then as a safety engineer before attending Santa Clara School of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986 and was admitted to practice in California that year. His rich and extensive background and experience in workplace safety has given Mr. Bell a unique perspective in his personal injury and workers' compensation practice and has made him a valuable member of his firm that has focused exclusively on those areas since its founding in 1970.

Always seeking to stay abreast of current developments in his field, Mr. Bell is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California. A firm believer in community service, he gives freely of his time to various youth soccer, swimming and ice hockey leagues.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff

  • 100% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1986, California

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer, AYSO
  • Volunteer, Synchronized Swimming
  • Volunteer, Youth Ice Hockey
  • Volunteer, PALS
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • "AV" the Highest Peer Reviewed Rating given through Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • San Jose State University, B.A.

Office location for Steven J. Bell

1390 Market Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: 415-431-5310


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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