Neema M. Bell has extensive experience in all types of commercial and employment defense litigation. She regularly represents small and large business clients in a variety of business disputes, litigation and administrative matters. Neema has substantial experience in a number of specialty areas including employment, media and constitutional law, and class actions.
Neema began her legal practice as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard B. McQuade, Jr., United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division. For the past 24 years she has been primarily engaged in defending civil litigants. Neema has extensive experience in representing both individuals and business clients in commercial disputes.
In the employment area, Neema has been recognized in Best Lawyers of America in the civil rights and employment area and has successfully handled significant numbers of sexual harassment and other civil rights investigations, administrative matters before the Ohio and Michigan Civil Rights Commissions, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U. S. Department of Education and has defended against civil actions stemming from those types of administrative matters.
She also has significant experience representing clients in disputes arising under various federal laws, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Federal Rehabilitation Act (FRA), Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), environmental and civil rights laws.
•Mercy College of Ohio Misericordia et Cura Award; Best Lawyers in America, 2011 - 2017; Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2016; YWCA Milestone Award, Government; Order of the Coif
08.16.2016 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2017
12.07.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named to 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars
08.19.2015 Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America 2016
12.01.2014 Neema Bell Featured in AALP Discipline Publication
08.21.2014 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
08.15.2013 83 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014
08.28.2012 81 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013
05.25.2012 Neema Bell Recipient of Mercy College of Ohio Misericordia et Cura Award
05.24.2012 Neema Bell Served as Moderator at Press Club of Toledo Panel Discussion
09.07.2011 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2012
08.12.2010 70 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011
02.05.2010 Neema Bell Selected as a 2010 Honoree for the YWCA Milestones Award