Thomas A. Bell

Thomas A. Bell: Attorney with Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia, LLC


In 1965, Mr. Bell graduated cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics, majoring in Economics and received an R.O.T.C. commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army (Infantry). After receiving his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Law School, he participated in combat and intelligence operations during a tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam.

Since 1971, when he began the active practice of law, Mr. Bell gained considerable legal experience while at two well known Center City Philadelphia law firms. He joined the Firm in 2001. He has handled a broad spectrum of legal matters in areas of business transactions, employment law and benefits, ERISA, real estate and family business planning. He has developed an expertise in estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law and the tax issues related to them. Mr. Bell prides himself in his thoroughness and attention to detail.

Throughout his career, Mr. Bell has also been active in various local, legal and community organizations. He has provided legal counsel to the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organist for over 30 years. He is active in the well known and highly respected annual Philadelphia Bar Association Charity Run/Walk, which has benefited abused and neglected children for over 30 years. Mr. Bell participates in the Philadelphia Bar Association's Probate and Trust Law Section, where he currently serves on the Section's Rules and Practice Committee.

Beta Gamma Sigma.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Business Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-913-7395  Phone
215-884-3500  Fax
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., cum laude, Economics, 1965
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, LL.B., 1968
Year of First admission:
1969, Pennsylvania; 1971, U.S. District Courts of Pennsylvania; 1975, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
American Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Captain, U.S. Army - Infantry, 1969-1970
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1943

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