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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 Pettway vs. Asian Tire Factory et al., 2021 WL 2666859 (June 29, 2021); Jordan v. Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, L.L.C., 977 F. 3d 412 (5th Cir. 2020) (Buckyballs) (covered by Law 360, October 8, 2020); Rials v. Philip Morris, USA Inc., 2007 WL 586796 (Feb. 21, 2007); Rawls v. Friedman's Inc., 2003 WL 21728838 (June 27, 2003); Everett v. Friedman's Inc., 2005 WL 1993500 (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 (2007–19, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 2011, Top 50 Mississippi)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2010–22, Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – 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