South Carolina native J. Edward Bell III, founder and senior partner of Bell Legal Group, is an attorney, businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has distinguished himself as a top litigation attorney at local, state and national levels and has tried more than 300 major cases throughout the United States. Bell is a recognized Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM Peer Rated attorney. He is listed in The American Trial Lawyers Association’s prestigious Top 100 Attorneys, named to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Legal Elite Award Recipient, Benchmark’s Litigation Star, Marquis Who's Who, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and the recipient of the SC Lawyers Weekly Leadership in Law Award. He is the chairman of the Board of Garden & Gun Magazine, Garden & Gun Land, Chairman of the Board for the Litchfield Company, Board of Directors for the Mission Society, and is the President and Managing Member of the Charleston School of Law.
A graduate of University of South Carolina School of Law, Bell distinguished himself as a top civil litigator in the field of complex litigation law with his success in the demanding auto torts and auto safety field. His unique approach in auto case work led him to establish a Vehicle Safety Research Center, a facility that conducts auto defect investigations, accident re-enactments, develops exhibits, and explores the complex nature of the issues surrounding injury and accident cases. Since its inception, the center has evolved into a multi-disciplined Science and Technology Center used to assist attorneys in unraveling technical information associated with trial work.
He is a member of the Bars of South Carolina, United States District Court, District of South Carolina; United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States Supreme Court.
South Carolina Association of Justice
American Association of Justice