GEORGETOWN, August 21, 2012- J. Edward (Ed) Bell III, founding partner of the Bell Legal Group of Georgetown, SC, has been selected by his peers for the third consecutive year for inclusion in the 2013 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Mr. Bell, who has focused most of his 30-year law practice on representing plaintiffs in a wide array of cases, has been recognized for his work in the highly specialized practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Property Liability Litigation.
Mr. Bell began his law practice in Sumter, S.C., where he founded The Bell Law Firm. He distinguished himself early in his career in the demanding auto torts and auto safety litigation field and has become a top litigator at the national level in the fields of auto defects, police and jail misconduct, personal injury, and environmental law. The firm now Bell Legal Group, has grown to include 7 attorneys backed by a staff of trained professionals and has successfully litigated cases on the local, state, and national level. Combining a strong reserve of capital resources with state-of-the-art technology, the firm is committed to providing legal assistance to both clients and affiliate firms.
Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. by both the legal profession and the public, and for 29 years, has been a vital resource for both lawyers and clients looking for top legal talent in unfamiliar practice areas or jurisdictions. The list of attorneys is compiled after reviewing more than 3.9 million confidential evaluations from the top attorneys across the country, and lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed. The 2012 guide lists 43,477 attorneys from across the nations who were recognized as top attorneys in the 138 legal practice areas evaluated.
With offices in Georgetown and Sumter, the trial attorneys at Bell Legal Group dedicate their practice to providing legal services in a number of personal injury fields: auto accidents and auto defects including rollovers, defective seatbelt and tire cases; environmental law including water air and soil contamination; catastrophic injury including trucking accidents, fatal car accidents and wrongful death cases; defective medical products; medical malpractice; nursing home negligence; police misconduct and jail negligence.