James A. Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Bell & Bell LLP
 | 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 1254
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-569-2500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at Bell & Bell LLP, James A. Bell is a seasoned litigator regarding employment and general litigation matters. He handles cases involving sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination and other employment-related claims for clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Bell earned his Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University, and in 1997 he graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at law school, he served as a project editor for The Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to practicing law, he served in the United States Navy as a Gunnery Officer and a Nuclear Weapons Security Officer.

Following law school he joined Dechert, Price & Rhoads LLP, focusing on civil litigation cases and clients. In 2001 he joined Pelino & Lentz, P.C., where he focused on employment, civil rights and commercial litigation. He cofounded Bell & Bell LLP in 2004 where he has successfully handled cases and served as lead trial council regarding fraud, breach of contract, defamation and other employment claims.

Mr. Bell is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. He is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He has lectured on a number of employment law topics ranging from discrimination to retaliation to employment litigation motion practice, and others. He holds a "Superb" 10.0 rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Rights (30%): Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment & Labor (20%): Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014 - 2018

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About James Bell

Admitted: 1998, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.bellandbelllaw.com/attorneys/jim-bio

Honors/Awards:

  • Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Educational Background:

  • Villanova University, B.A.
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Office Location for James A. Bell

1617 JFK Blvd
Suite 1254
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-569-2500

 

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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