JASON S. BELL
Jason S. Bell was born in Fresno, California on December 31, 1974. He was raised, educated and has been employed in Fresno his entire life. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from California State University, Fresno, in 1997 and a Juris Doctorate Degree from San Joaquin College of Law in 2000.
Mr. Bell was admitted to California State Bar and the United States District Court, Eastern District Bar in 2001. He is currently an active member of the Fresno County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a member of the Central California Trial Lawyers Association. In 2008 he was elected by his peers to serve on the Board of Directors for the Fresno County Bar Association. In 2009-2014, Mr. Bell was named as a Rising Star as one of the top young lawyers by Northern California Super Lawyers. Since 2015, Mr. Bell has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer. In 2012, the National Trial Lawyers Association designated Mr. Bell as one of the Top 40 Lawyers under 40 years of age in the State of California.
Mr. Bell has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the national directory of lawyers. This is the highest possible rating an attorney can receive, which indicates the highest levels of professionalism and utmost ethical standards.
Mr. Bell has been recognized with Mr. Paboojian and Mr. Stirrup for obtaining one of the Top 50 Verdicts in California in the year 2018 for the case of Ortiz v. Chipotle
He primarily practices in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, which encompasses personal injury, wrongful death, UM/UIM, insurance bad faith, products liability and wrongful termination. Mr. Bell has tried multiple cases to verdict before a jury and judge, involving motor vehicle accidents, products liability and wrongful termination/ sexual harassment. He has also engaged in multiple arbitrations in the area of uninsured/under-insured motorist claims, as well as wrongful termination and hostile work environment.
In 2018, Jason Bell was honored to have qualified and be accepted into the organization known as the American Board Of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a merit based organization that focuses on civility and the preservation of the jury system.
The following cases are some of the verdicts and settlements that Mr. Bell has obtained on behalf of his clients:
$7.9 Million – Ortiz v. Chipotle Mexican Grill – Defamation/Discrimination (Co–Counsel)
$6 Million – Everest v. Regents of the University of California – Medical Negligence Case (Counsel)
$5 Million – Doe v. Visalia Unified School District – Child Abuse (Co–Counsel)
$5 Million – Hudson v. County of Fresno – Wrongful Death (Co–Counsel)
$4.0 Million – Jane Doe v. Big Fresno Fair – Dangerous Conditions (Co–Counsel)
$4.0 Million – Beecher v. Pitman Farms – Products Wrongful Death
$3.85 Million – Mamoru Maseba v. IHS and Sears Logistics Services, Inc. – Auto (Co–Counsel)
$3.25 Million – John Doe v. California Highway Patrol – Personal Injury (Co-Counsel)
$2.2 Million – John Doe (Minor) v. Property Owner – Personal Injury (Co–Counsel)
$2.1 Million– John Doe (Minor) v. John Doe – Wrongful Death (Co–Counsel)
$2.1 Million – Jane Doe (Minor) v. Clovis Unified School District – Child Abuse (Co–Counsel)
$1.9 Million – Ornellas v. Kerman Unified School District – Accident/Personal Injury
1.5 Million– Doe v. Doe – Medical Negligence Case (Counsel)
$1.44 Million –– Clark v. Palisades Apartments – Mold Case (Co–Counsel)
$1.4 Million – Rommereim v. Henry – Pedestrian v. Motor Vehicle
$1.2 Million– Thor v. Rodia Helmet – Products Liability/Wrongful Death (Co–Counsel)
$1 Million – Prieto v. Puett – Motor Vehicle/Personal Injury