GEORGETOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA, November 12, 2005 – The Bell Legal Group is proud to announce the addition of attorney Vanessa Richardson of Georgetown, South Carolina, who has joined the firm as a member of the Special Projects Division trial team. Prior to joining the Bell Legal Group, Vanessa earned a degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1992. She then went on to Columbus, Ohio to attend law school at Capitol University Law School and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 2001.
While attending law school, Vanessa was a member of the Mock Trial Team and actively participated in community service programs, her favorites being Habitat for Humanity and the Street Law Program, which involves law students teaching criminal law to public school students. During her second year, she became President of the Black Law Student Association and interned for one of Columbus, Ohio’s top-ranked law firms, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter.
Immediately upon graduation, Vanessa returned to her birthplace of Georgetown. She began working for the Horry County Public Defender’s office in Conway, South Carolina and then became its court-appointed Mitigation Specialist on two of its high-profile death penalty cases. While performing those duties, Vanessa joined the Bell Legal Group in its Special Projects Division and ultimately became a member of its trial team.
About the Bell Legal Group LLC The attorneys and staff of the Bell Legal Group focus on select and challenging areas of law and bring 25 years litigation experience. To successfully litigate the large scale cases for which the Bell Legal Group has become known for, the firm offers its own unique reserve of capital, resources and state of the art technology. Leaving no stone unturned while pursuing justice, the firm has built its reputation concentrating in the areas of automotive defect, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, personal injury litigation and police misconduct cases. For more information on the Bell Legal Group LLC call 877-453-5055 or visit www.belllegalgroup.com.
Media Contact: Rachel Ridgeway
Law Offices of J. Edward Bell
232 King Street
Georgetown, SC 29440