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Thomas L. Bell, Jr.

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury Litigation 90%
  • Workmen's Compensation Petitioner Attorney 5%
  • General Practice, Municipal Court, Criminal Matters 5%


Thomas L. Bell graduated from Fisk University in 1982 and from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1987. Thomas L. Bell is Board Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Bell is also on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Association for Justice, and he is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Passaic County Bar Association. Thomas L. Bell is a trial attorney whose practice primarily focuses on automobile negligence, premises liability, work place injuries, products liability, wrongful death claims and Social Security disability claims. Mr. Bell has tried numerous cases in the Superior Court of New Jersey, and has argued matters in the New Jersey Appellate Division and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Bell has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured persons throughout the State of New Jersey.


  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1988

Classes & Seminars

  • Best Practices an Overview, New Jersey of Trial Lawyers, 2000 – Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Six to Twelve Hours of Legal Representation for Supreme Ct., 1999 – Present

Past Positions

  • Freeman & Bass, Law Offices, Associate Attorney, 1987 to 1989
  • Law Offices of Love & Randall, Associate Attorney, 1989 to 1993


  • English
  • Spanish

Fraternities Or Sororities

  • Omega Psi Phi

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Association For Justice, Present Board of Governors, 1998
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1994
  • Passaic County Bar Association, Member, 1994

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Attorney, The Supreme Court Of New Jersey, 2006

Current Employment Position

  • Partner