GEORGETOWN, September 5, 2011
Mr. J. Edward (Ed) Bell III, founding partner of the Bell Legal Group of Georgetown, S.C., has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in the highly specialized practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Property Liability Litigation.
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.
Mr. Bell began his personal injury law practice in Sumter, S.C., in 1983 where he founded The Bell Law Firm. The practice, now known as Bell Legal Group, has grown to include 7 attorneys and a staff of 20 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.
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 issues; 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 including hospital errors, doctor errors, misdiagnosis and medication errors and birth related errors; nursing home negligence; police and jail misconduct. Most recently, Bell Legal Group Attorneys have entered the Criminal and DUI defense arena.