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Hon. Stewart L. Bell (Ret.)
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Hon. Stewart L. Bell (Ret.)

General Biography
Practice Areas
Business Commercial
Employment Law
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Real Property
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Background and Education

Hon. Stewart L. Bell (Ret.) has experience resolving a wide variety of matters in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate and construction, personal injury, medical malpractice, as well as family law. As a practicing attorney and jurist he has presided over hundreds of jury trials and is well regarded by counsel for his acute analytical skills, knowledge of the law, and fair-mindedness. Judge Bell is especially skillful in bringing parties together by earning the trust and confidence of all parties to reach a settlement.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

Handled hundreds of mediations covering all aspects of civil practice including the recent representative matters listed below; many of these cases involve multi-party, high-stakes matters.

Attended various courses covering arbitration and/or mediation, including a 40-hour course given by the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada.

Representative Matters

  • Business Commercial
      • Mediated resolution of multi-party, multimillion dollar partnership dispute
      • Adjudicated alleged substantial partnership embezzlement claim
      • Resolved a case involving breach of fiduciary duties and fraud
      • Arbitrated a case involving mechanic lien claims
      • Mediated resolution of partnership dispute regarding ownership
  • Employment Law
      • Adjudicated complex employment contract dispute
      • Arbitrated employment termination dispute with government contracts
  • Insurance
      • Arbitrated to settlement first party insurance contract dispute
      • Mediated dispute on coverage for child after missed payments during life of the policy
      • Resolved several insurance bad faith claims
  • Personal Injury
      • Mediated resolution of multimillion dollar product liability claims
      • Mediated resolution of multimillion dollar wrongful death/product liability case
      • Mediated resolution of substantial claim for alleged wrongful death of patient under nursing home care
      • Mediated resolution of an automobile accident caused by employee
      • Resolved a bodily injury claims resonating at a large transportation station
  • Professional Liability
      • Presided over major medical malpractice trials
  • Real Property
      • Mediated settlement of substantial competing home owners association rights claims
      • Mediated substantial real property lien disputes
      • Adjudicated multimillion dollar contractual dispute
      • Adjudicated complex, competing multimillion dollar lien claims disputes
      • Presided over architectural services dispute; re-wrote the law regarding the effect of offers of judgment
      • Mediated to settlement a foreclosure matter alleging bank fraud

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as one of America’s 500 Best Trial Judges, Lawdragon magazine
  • Recognized as an Outstanding Member of the Clark County Bar Association
  • Nevada District Judges Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California

Background and Education

  • JAMS Mediator/Arbitrator, February 2009-present
  • Senior Judge, State of Nevada, January 2009-2012
  • Judge, Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada
  • District Attorney, Clark County
  • Private law practice
  • Public Defender, Clark County Public Defender’s Office
  • Legal Research Assistant to Judge Howard W. Babcock, Eighth Judicial District Court
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School (graduated top 15% of class)
  • B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) (Dean’s List, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Phi National Collegiate Academic Honor Society)


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