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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 (2010–19, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants)

Community & Professional

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

Education

Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1987

Bachelor's Degree: Hampden-Sydney College, 1979