Tina M. Bell

Tina M. Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cline Farrell Christie Lee & Bell, P.C.
 | 951 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-488-5500
Fax: 317-488-5510
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile
Tina M. Bell received her undergraduate from Eureka College and her J.D. from IU in 1998, both with honors. Her focus is representation of patients wronged by doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation. She has tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict. She spent over a decade doing medical malpractice defense before becoming a plaintiffs' lawyer in 2009. Her accomplishments include DTCI Board of Directors, DRI Medical Malpractice Rookie of the Year, IBA Young Lawyer of the Year nominee, DTCI Young Lawyer of the Year for the State of Indiana, and selection as one of Northeast Indiana's Future 40. Additionally, Tina is a wife, mother of two, and an ardent volunteer in her church.

About Tina Bell

Admitted: 1998, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.cfclb-law.com/attorney/tina-bell

Honors/Awards:

  • Young Lawyer of the Year Nominee, Indiana Bar Association , 2004
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 2007
  • Rookie of the Year, Defense Research Institute - Med Mal Division, 2002
  • Future 40 Under 40, Northeast Indiana Future 40, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association - Board Member, 2017
  • American Association of Justice, 2011
  • Defense Research Institute, 1999
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, 2009
  • Sagamore Inn of Court, Executive Committee - Membership Chair, 2017
  • Allen County Bar Association, 1999
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Law Day
  • Junion Achievement

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Tina has been a guest lecturer on the subject of medical malpractice for medical students and physician assistants at numerous universities. She has also been a guest lecturer for Grand Rounds at various hospitals.  She recently spoke at that 2011 ITLA Lifetime Achievement Seminar and also the IBA Behind Enemy Lines Seminar held on July 14, 2011.
  • “Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Gen­eral Surgery),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2017) “Med­ical Mal­prac­tice or Gen­eral Lia­bil­ity” (ICLEF 2017) “Think­ing Out­side the Box:  Insights and Updates on Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Cases” (ITLA 2016) “Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Gen­eral Surgery),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016) “Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N Roll…An Unac­cept­able Combo in the Patient/Physician Rela­tion­ship,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA 2016) “Per­sonal Injury for Para­le­gals” (ITLA 2016) “Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Radi­ol­ogy),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016) “Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law Update,” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016) “Applied Pro­fes­sion­al­ism” (ITLA 2016) “Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice — Trend­ing Issues,” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2015) “Dis­cov­ery and Trial Dis­putes: The Tough Issues Argued” (ICLEF 2015) “Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion — Begin­ning to End” Indi­anapo­lis Inn of Court (2015) “Indi­ana Judges on Evi­dence” (ICLEF 2015) “Tina’s Top 10 Out­side the Box Tips for Med­ical Mal­prac­tice in 2015” (ITLA 2015) “How to Iden­tify and Elim­i­nate Bad Med­ical Review Panel Mem­bers” (ITLA 2015) “Anatomy of Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion in Indi­ana, Guest Lec­turer at IU School of Law (2015) “Demon­stra­tive Aids and Exhibit” Indi­anapo­lis Inn of Court (2014) “Tina’s Top 10 Out­side the Box Tips for Med­ical Mal­prac­tice in 2014” (ITLA 2014) “Will Work For Food… Cre­at­ing a Firm Cul­ture that Reduces Turnover and Improves Pro­duc­tiv­ity,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2013 “CT v. MRI – Radi­ol­ogy 101 for Lawyers,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2012 “Sur­prise, Sur­prise, Sur­prise!: How to the Han­dle the Unex­pected at Trial” (ICLEF), 2011 “Excuse Me, Did You Say the Video­g­ra­pher is Employed by Your Firm?” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2011 “Recent Devel­op­ments in Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Case Law,” Risk Man­age­ment Sem­i­nar (Gross­nickle Eye Cen­ter), 2010 “Anatomy of Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion,” Guest Lec­turer at IU School of Med­i­cine – Ft. Wayne, 2000–2009 “Tina’s Top Ten Risk Man­age­ment Con­cerns: A Year in Review,” Risk Man­age­ment Sem­i­nar (Bar­rett & McNagny), 2006–2009 “Motivation/Cultivation of Young Asso­ciates,” North Cen­tral Meet­ing (DRI), 2009 “VBACs: Not Any­more!,” pre­sented to Fort Wayne OB-GYNs, 2009 “Mar­ket­ing: The Use of Social Net­work­ing,” North Cen­tral Meet­ing (DRI), 2008 “The Basics of Prepar­ing the Defen­dant Health Care Provider for Depo­si­tion,” DRI Med­ical Lia­bil­ity and Health Care Law Sem­i­nar (DRI), 2007 “The Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Act: An Overview of Process, Recent Devel­op­ments and Claims Han­dling Strate­gies,” pre­sented to AIG, 2007 “Con­fi­den­tial­ity of Med­ical Records,” pre­sented to Lorham, 2007 “Say­ing Sorry Works: A Closer Look at Indiana’s New Apol­ogy Law,” Guest Lec­turer at Grand Rounds at St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal, Ft. Wayne, Indi­ana (2006), 2006

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In the first 10 years of her career, Tina tried over 20 cases to verdict as a defense lawyer.  The majority of her trials were medical malpractice cases.  She has recently switched sides to representing only patients in medical malpractice actions.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • She is a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters.

Educational Background:

  • Tina was off to an early start when she graduated from high school in three years at the age of 16.  Tina received her BA with honors in political science and communications from Eureka College in 1995. While at Eureka she was active leader including serving as Student Body President.  She then graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1998 with honors.
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Office Location for Tina M. Bell

951 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Last Updated: 10/2/2019

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