Lewis W. Bell

Lewis W. Bell: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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Biography

Lewis W. Bell was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987. His experience includes product liability, premises, railroad, healthcare, commercial and franchise litigation, and family law. His cases of note include Rials v. Philip Morris, USA Inc., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12420 (Feb. 21, 2007; Rawls v. Friedman's Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21333 (June 27, 2003); Everett v. Friedman's Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist LEXIS 23345 (Aug. 12, 2005); Allen v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 153 F. Supp. 2d 886 (S.D. Miss. 2001); Farris v. Coleman Co., 121 F. Supp. 2d 1014 (N.D. Miss. 2000); National Iranian Oil Co. v. Ashland Oil, 716 F. Supp. 268 (S.D. Miss. 1989); Tyson Breeders, Inc. v. Harrison, 940 So. 2d 230 (Miss. 2006); R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. King, 921 So. 2d 268 (Miss. 2005); Nunnally V. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 869 So. 2d 373 (Miss. 2004); Owens Corning v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 868 So. 2d 331 (Miss. 2004); Lane v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 853 So. 2d 1144 (Miss 2003); and McDonald's Corp. v. Watson, 69 F.3d 36 (5th Cir. 1995).

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-16, Litigation: General Commercial)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-17, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 2011, Top 50 Mississippi)
Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor
The Best Lawyers in America (2010-18, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure
  • Product Liability
  • Automotive, Industrial, Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
  • Consumer Products
  • Warranty-Lemon Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1977  Phone
www.watkinseager.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Hampden-Sydney College, Bachelor's Degree, Classics, 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Mississippi
Memberships:

Community & Professional

•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)
•The Mississippi Bar

Birth Information:
Memphis, Tennessee, 1957
Reported Cases:
Rials v. Philip Morris, USA Inc., et al. 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12420, February 21, 2007; Rawls v. Friedman's Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21333, June 27, 2003; Everett v. Friedman's Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist LEXIS 23345, August 12, 2005; Allen v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 153 F.Supp. 2d 886 (S.D. Miss. 2001); Farris v. Coleman Co., 121 F.Supp. 2d 1014 (N.D. Miss. 2000); National Iranian Oil Co. v. Ashland Oil, 716 F.Supp. 268 (S. D. Miss. 1989); Tyson Breeders, Inc. v. Harrison, 940 So. 2d 230 (Miss. 2006); R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. King, 921 So. 2d 268 (Miss. 2005); Nunnally V. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 869 So. 2d 373 (Miss. 2004); Owens Corning v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 868 So. 2d 331 (Miss. 2004); Lane v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 853 So. 2d 1144 (Miss 2003); and McDonald's Corp. v. Watson, 69 F.3d 36 (5th Cir. 1995).
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