SHAWN K. BELL
The Bell Firm, P.A.'s President is Shawn K. Bell. Attorney Bell is a native of Lewiston, Maine, having attended local grammar and high schools.
Attorney Bell graduated valedictorian from St. Dominic Regional High School in 1984. He subsequently attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1988 (Political Science major; Spanish minor). Following his years at Bowdoin, Attorney Bell attended the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, Maine and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1991. Attorney Bell is a past Editor of the Maine Law Review. As an Editor of the Maine Law Review, Attorney Bell published "Drug Testing in the Nonunionized Workplace: Search and Seizure, Procedural Due Process, and Maine's Drug-Testing Statute."
After attending law school, Attorney Bell returned to his hometown of Lewiston, Maine where he currently resides with his wife and children. Attorney Bell's family has been in Lewiston for nearly a century, starting with his grandparents who worked in the Shoe Mills during Lewiston's manufacturing boom. As a local resident, Attorney Bell has developed long-standing relationships with a number of successful businesses and has participated in numerous development projects designed to develop the Cities of Lewiston/Auburn, increase their tax base, and benefit all citizens of the community. Attorney Bell has served on a number of local boards and organizations and is a member of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney Bell is a Member of the Maine Bar Association, United States Tax Court, and United States District Court. Attorney Bell has been awarded an AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a noted legal publication. The AV Rating identifies an attorney with very high to preeminent legal ability with the highest professional and ethical standards. Ratings reflect confidential opinions of other attorneys familiar with the rated attorney, and are a valuable benchmark in determining an attorney's legal acumen and ethical standards.