Mr. David M. Bell

Mr. David M. Bell: Attorney with David Bell & Associates, P.L.L.C.


David Bell is an AV-rated attorney, with 30 years experience in handling a wide variety of cases, including personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice and medical products, insurance coverage and bad faith, product liability, government tort liability, construction defect, employment - wrongful termination and commercial cases involving contracts, partnerships and real estate. He has been lead counsel for his clients in more that 70 jury trials, and lead appellate counsel for more than two dozen appeals in state and federal courts. He is certified as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Bell has attained the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (past Chair: Extra-Contractual Liability Section), the Defense Research Institute, and the American, State of Arizona and Maricopa County Bar Associations. David Bell has been recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2009 and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Attorneys. He is an Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a Member in Arizona's Finest Lawyers.

in the Litigation Counsel of America and a Member in Arizona's Finest Lawyers. Member: Maricopa County and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Tort and Insurance; Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee and Law Practice Management) Bar Associations; State Bar of Arizona (Member, Trial Practice Section); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate); International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. Fellow: Arizona Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction Defects
  • Appellate Practice
  • Injury & Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-551-8307  Phone
602.354.0050  Phone
602.354.9000  Fax
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 1981
Year of First Admission:
Federal Court; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1981, Arizona
Birth Information:
Cambridge, Ohio, November 12, 1953
Reported Cases:
Allen v. United States, 588 F.Supp. 247 (1984), reversed, 816 F.2d 1417, cert denied, 44 US 1004; State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Johnson, 151 Ariz. 591, 729 P.2d 945 (App. 1986); Ambrose v. Illinois-California Express, Inc., 151 Ariz. 527, 729 P.2d 331 (App., 1986); Love v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 158 Ariz. 36, 760 P.2d 1085 (App., 1988); Deese v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 168 Ariz. 337, 813 P.2d 318 (App., 1991); Daggett v. County of Maricopa, 160 Ariz. 80, 770 P.2d 384 (App., 1989); State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Lindsey, 182 Ariz. 329, 897 P.2d 631 (1995); California Casualty Ins. Co. v. State Farm Mut. Ins. Co., 185 Ariz. 165. 913 P.2d 505 (App. 1996); State Farm Mut. Inc. Co. v. Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 187 Ariz. 526, 931 P.2d 426 (App., 1996); Larsen v. Decker, 196 Ariz, 239, 995 P.2d 281 (App. 2000); Schritter v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 201 Ariz. 391, 36 P.3d 739 (Ariz., 2001); Demko v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 204 Ariz. 497, 65 P.3d 446 (App., 2003).
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