Accomplished And Respected

Trial Advocacy

Making A Difference For More Than 50 Years

The Bell Firm is a plaintiff litigation practice with a reputation for impressive results in some of the biggest and most complex cases. Located in Augusta, we try cases throughout Georgia and South Carolina and routinely litigate and consult in other cases nationwide.

John C. Bell has been a trial lawyer for 50 years and he is still very active in the field, litigating in state and federal courtrooms on a regular basis. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and is always lining up the next challenge.

Read more about our team:

John C. Bell, Jr.
Pamela James
Marie Jenkins

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We Represent People, Not Corporations

Our clients are regular people who have been harmed by negligence or mistreated by insurers. We are proud that our legacy advocacy has had a regional and national impact. Our legal team has stopped some horrible consumer products and predatory practices. We never represent insurance companies or big corporations, but we have forced them to change their ways for the better of society.

Over the years, John Bell’s reputation for results as a personal injury lawyer led to bigger cases such as train wrecks and plane crashes. That led to his work in environmental litigation, where he continues to hold polluters accountable for injuries and property damage. Those toxic exposure lawsuits in turn led to other successful class actions involving consumer fraud, shady insurance practices and defective products. The common thread is giving common people a fighting chance at justice.

A Lawyer’s Lawyer

John C. Bell is regularly sought out by other law firms when they have a case that is too much to handle. In addition to case referrals, those other attorneys ask for his help with case management, trial strategy and problem-solving. John has served as local counsel, second chair and lead counsel in a wide range of cases, including spearheading successful class actions. He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict in his career, and his skill and courtroom reputation have led to favorable settlements in countless other cases.

John Grisham, the author of legal thrillers, incorporated one of John Bell’s cases in his novel Gray Mountain and referred to John as “an honorable street lawyer,” which he considers a high compliment. John Bell has served as president of prestigious professional organizations, and the respect of his legal peers has led to his inclusion in Super Lawyers and the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. John has published numerous articles on trial advocacy and given continuing legal education presentations to other attorneys.

John is licensed to practice in both Georgia and South Carolina and admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 11th Circuits.

How Can We Be Of Service?

The Bell Firm embraces big and challenging cases. If you have suffered a major injury or a loved one died, your claim is in good hands. For attorneys who need a hand with a complex legal case, we welcome your inquiries. Call our Augusta office at 706-408-8237 or reach out by email.