Alan Bell

Alan D. Bell, Esq.
650 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
973-743-7070
www.adbelllaw.com


Selecting a lawyer for your own or a loved one's malpractice case is a very personal decision. In the final analysis, I believe it involves feeling comfortable and having confidence that the lawyer possesses the qualities which you deem important in making that decision. If you chose my office, you will find I follow two overarching principles:

(1) Preparation and (2) Attention to detail.

Because I have been practicing since 1977, preparation of a case for trial or settlement is second nature to me. It is something I do not only for my clients, but also for myself. I have an avid interest in the art and craft of preparing a case for trial and in trying cases. Attention to detail allows me to be creative in presenting my client's case before a jury.

My preparation as a trial lawyer has come by way many years of training. I have been Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney since 2005 by the New Jersey Supreme Court which included the passing of a proficiency examination and the submission and information allowing the Board of Attorney Certification to reach out to adversaries and judges before approving my Certification. I have been peer reviewed by Martindale Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. I have achieved an AV Preeminent rating which is the highest rating. I have also been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer in 2012-2014. I have incurred recognition by Top Attorneys in New Jersey, published in April, 20 14. Most recently I have been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel's - Nation's Top One Percent in 2015.

Within the last year alone, I have resolved cases or tried cases to conclusion which included settlements or verdicts of $350,000.00, $700,000.00, and $1,250,000.00 in medical malpractice cases. I look forward to representing you or your loved one if you seek my counsel.

Areas of Practice


Medical Malpractice
Products Liability
Construction Accidents
Falldown Accidents
Automobile Accidents
Premises Liability
Trucking Accidents
Nursing Home Liability

Litigation Percentage


100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties

Certified Civil Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2005

Bar Admissions


New Jersey, 1977
New York
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1977

Education


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
J.D. - 1974
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
B.A. cum laude - 1970

Representative Cases


Monaco v. Hartz Mountain Corp., New Jersey Supreme Court (178 N.J. 401 2004)
Vallejo v. Rahway Police Department, New Jersey Appellate Div. (292 N.J. Super 333 1996)

Honors and Awards


Peer Reviewed by Martindale Hubbell - AV Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

New Jersey Association for Justice (formerly ATLA-NJ), Member, Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, 2009 - Present
New Jersey Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present

Past Employment Positions


Horowitz, Bross & Sinins, Associate, 1977 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities


Trial Lawyers Care (Represented Victims of 9/11 Terrorist attacks before Federal Victims Fund), 2001 - 2002

Languages


Spanish
Portuguese