About New York personal injury attorney Richard C. Bell
Richard C. Bell has been practicing law in New York City since 1982. In 1986, he opened his own practice focused on personal injury and medical malpractice, and he has maintained that practice since that time. He represents clients in cases resulting from negligence, including auto accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and more. Mr. Bell handles all aspects of his cases, from the initial investigation through settlement or trial verdict. He is motivated by a true sense of concern for his clients and a desire to get them the compensation they deserve while seeing that those responsible are brought to justice. Though he is a tough trial attorney, he treats his clients with respect and compassion because he understands the personal tumult they are experiencing
Education and professional recognition:
Richard C. Bell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University in 1978. He then received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law in 1981. While at Rutgers, he served as the Features Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Computers, Technology, and the Law and was a member of the Rutgers Moot Court Board. Upon graduation, he was admitted to the New York Bar, as well as the New Jersey Bar. After working for numerous law firms, in 1986 he opened his own practice focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice law. He has also been admitted to the U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, and Northern District of New York. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Bell has also participated in speaking engagements about personal injury law at a number of prestigious gatherings in Barcelona, Mexico, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.
Mr. Bell has a history of success at trial and in settlement negotiations*. Some of his significant cases include:
- A $8 million verdict in an automobile/truck accident case
- A $6.5 million verdict in a urological medical malpractice case
- A $3.6 million settlement in an auto accident and road maintenance case after five weeks of trial
- A $2.9 million settlement against 12 defendants in a medical malpractice and wrongful death suit
- A $2.7 million verdict in a case concerning a woodworking machine in a prison
- A $2.5 million settlement at jury selection in a premises liability case *
- A $2.325 million settlement in construction worker accident
- A $1.3 million settlement for trip and fall by truck driver on loading dock
He has handled a number of high profile cases that were featured on THE DONAHUE SHOW, WINS RADIO, WMCA RADIO, and in NEW YORK TIMES, DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK POST, THE STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE, JET MAGAZINE,NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, THE NEW YORK JURY VERDICT REPORTER and the ATLA LAW REPORTER..
Mr. Bell is not only dedicated to the good of his clients, he is also committed to serving the community as a whole. To this end, he has done extensive pro bono work, including representing the estate of a 9/11 victim before the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through the Trial Lawyers Care organization. He has also been recognized by the New York Firefighter’s Burn Center Foundation for pro bono work. Mr. Bell is passionate about voting rights and has served as a member of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council – Minority Voting Rights Committee. He has also served as a pro bono attorney for a number of years, representing individual voters on Election Day in New Jersey applying for court orders to overturn decisions by election poll officials which rescinded their right to vote. He also advised voters at polling places in Cleveland, Ohio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Fort Lauderdale, Florida about their voting rights on Election Day in 2004, 2012, 2016 and 2018, respectively.
Richard C. Bell Will Put His Varied and Extensive Experience to Work for You
With such a wealth of training, experience, and professional recognition, Mr. Bell is very well equipped to handle your personal injury case.*
Above all else, his professional goal is to provide tough representation for his clients to get them the financial compensation they deserve and to help them bring closure to a traumatic time in their lives. To find out more about Mr. Bell and to see how he may be able to help you, call him toll free at (877) CALL-LAW (225-5529) or call 212.714.0988. He offers a free initial consultation, and once he has determined that you have a viable personal injury or medical malpractice case, he can begin a detailed investigation and prepare to effectively pursue your case.*
|Attorney||Law Offices of Richard C. Bell||1986 – Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New York County Lawyers’ Association||Member||N/A|
|International Bar Association, Negligence and Damages Committee newsletter||“Tort Liability of U.S. Tour Opreators/Tour Planners For Injuries Sustained by Travelers Overseas: A U.S. Case Law Overview”||2001|
|International Bar Association publication||“A Plaintiff’s Perspective on Product Liability ‘Reform’ in the Untied States”||1999|
|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD – Juris Doctor||1981|
|Duke University||History||BA – Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Duke University History Class Seminar||Post-Civil Rights America: The Search for Soical Justice||2013|
|International Bar Association||Product Liability Systems on Trial – Vote for the Best!||2003|
|Nonprofits in Travel Conference||Legal Liability Risk for U.S. and Foreign Nonprofit Institutions Tour Operators and Travel Suppliers||2001|
|International Bar Association||The Litigating Tourist: Forum Shopping and Personal Injury Claims||2001|
|International Bar Association||Product Liability Law – Global Change||1999|
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