Lynn E. Bell, Esquire
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P: (412) 338-4729
E: lbell@dmcpc.com

Lynn Bell is a member who represents health care providers in professional negligence actions, professional licensure and hospital privilege challenges, product manufacturers and distributors in product liability matters and general insurance defense. Attorney Bell has tried more than eighty (80) cases to jury verdict. She handles all suspected insurance fraud claims in Western Pennsylvania for a national insurance carrier. She has been involved with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration but also utilizing creative agreements to resolve issues.

She has an AV peer rating with Martindale Hubbell. In 2007, her peers selected her as a "Super Lawyer," which designates the top five (5) percent of litigation attorneys in Pennsylvania. In 2010, Attorney Bell was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to those trial attorneys who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards.

Attorney Bell has been an invited speaker at hospital, local medical society and state-wide specialty groups on malpractice and risk avoidance. She has also participated in seminars on trial tactics for attorneys. She has spoken to claims adjusters on suspected insurance fraud and bad faith.

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Areas of Interest/Focus

  • Healthcare Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Suits Involving Suspected Insurance Fraud
  • Professional Licensure/Disciplinary Matters

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Juris Doctor
    Awards: Appellate Moot Court and Trial Moot Court Finalist
  • CARLOW COLLEGE
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Licensure: Registered Nurse, PA Licensure 1978-present.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Allegheny Academy of Trial Lawyers (10/92 - present), peer selected as one of top 125 defense trial lawyers in Allegheny County
  • Health Law Council of Allegheny County (1989 - 1996);
  • Defense Research Institute (8/90 - present)
  • International Association of Defense Council
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute (1994 – present)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2007, 2008)
  • Invited Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, the trial lawyer honorary society

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