Justin Bell

Criminal Defense Attorney in Knoxville, TN and Surrounding Areas

Mr. Bell zealously represents clients in all criminal matters and has successfully represented hundreds of clients in criminal cases including DUI, narcotics offenses (drug charges), homicide, gun charges, assault, theft, robbery, burglary, personal injury, as well as other white-collar crimes. 


Mr. Bell has successfully owned and operated a construction company and manages his own law practice. His experience as a hands-on business manager has instilled in him the respect for hard work and the value of a dollar. 


His mission is to provide his clients with the highest level of representation, but to do so at an economic value. 


While beginning his legal practice primarily representing impoverished clients, he remains willing to represent clients who cannot afford the exorbitant fees that many attorneys charge to achieve the same or less results. 


Mr. Bell believes that every client deserves the highest level of representation and that the inability to pay high fees should not preclude a person from receiving the same advantages enjoyed by the rich.


Mr. Bell is the “People’s Lawyer” and he will stop at nothing to fight for you and your life.


Early in his career, Mr. Bell worked as a financial consultant for an investment firm where he managed multi-million dollar accounts for his clients. During his tenure as an investment consultant, Justin honed his skills in professional sales and taught an advanced sales training class in the South Eastern Regional Office. Notably, Mr. Bell consistently achieved the highest sales closing ratio of any member of the entire South Eastern Division. 


The ability to lead, build rapport, and influence others are skills that very few attorneys have and these skills provide Mr. Bell with a tremendous advantage when representing clients whose fate lies in the hands of a jury of their peers. 


In 2006, Justin became a licensed general contractor and began building high-end residential homes for clients in East Tennessee. He still works with clients in the construction industry as a general contractor and assists clients who need representation in construction law cases, such as filing liens against those who fail to pay for services rendered. However, his primary focus is to

help individuals who have been accused of criminal offenses in Tennessee. 


In 2007, Mr. Bell was wrongly accused of a crime himself in Tennessee and felt his rights were violated and it cost a considerable amount to defend himself. Although the charge had no merit and did not result in a conviction, it spurned a burning desire in him to help others who have been wrongly accused or have been the victim of officers acting outside the parameters the law allows. He has dedicated his life to ensure that those who are entrusted to enforce the law do so while respecting the Constitutional rights of every individual in this community.


Mr. Bell’s family has deep roots in East Tennessee stemming back to one of the original families that settled in Cade’s Cove, a jewel of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. He obtained his degree in Finance from Kennesaw State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Duncan School of Law. During law school, Mr. Bell won the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Interviewing, Consulting, and Negotiation. 


Although he had to maintain a full-time work schedule during law school, his passion led him to become an internationally published author in the human rights field. Additionally, he interned with the Honorable Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood, where he assisted with research on numerous high-profile cases at the trial and appellate levels including cases argued before the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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The Bell Law Firm

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

(865) 214-7108