President Bell Named to the Inner Circle of Advocates


Charleston School of Law President, J. Edward Bell, was recently invited to join the nationally known trial lawyers organization, the Inner Circle of Advocates.  The organization is an invitation-only group of the “100 best trial lawyers in the United States.”

According to the Circle’s website, membership criteria include “…an applicant’s performance and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle carefully evaluates experience, reputation, judicial references, and peer evaluations to identify the best 100 trial lawyers in the country. Typically, applicants are expected to have at least three verdicts of one million dollars or a recent verdict in excess of ten million dollars to be considered for membership. The Inner Circle looks for cutting edge lawyers in their jurisdiction who are active courtroom lawyers with a willingness to learn and teach about our craft and to be part of a close-knit, sharing group of professional colleagues. Membership in The Inner Circle of Advocates is not just an accolade, it is a commitment to participate in a unique laboratory of professional advancement.”

Bell’s verdicts include Souders v. Santee Cooper (2011 for $219M), Estate of Huggins v. Eastern Healthcare Group (2005 for $28.5 M), Motelson v. Ford (2014 for $19M), and Watson v. Ford (2010 for $18M.)

In addition to his legal practice, The Bell Law Group, Ed Bell also owns Garden & Gun Magazine and serves as President of the Charleston School of Law.

Bell is the only South Carolina litigator who is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates.

Congratulations President Bell!

H/T Andy Brack

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Associate Professor of Law Charleston School of Law 385 Meeting St., Suite 322B Charleston, S.C. 29403 843.377.2144
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