Asa L. Bell, Jr.

Pastor Bell

 

Attorney Asa L. Bell, Jr. is a Certified  Mediator whose practice focuses on assisting parties in resolving their disputes through mediation and arbitration. Attorney Bell represented seriously injured clients in the courts of North Carolina for over 25 years and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America” since 2006.  Attorney Bell maintains an AV Preeminent rating for professional excellence by Martindale Hubbell. 

Previous Firms:
Bell & Vincent-Pope, PA – Partner 2009-2013
Becton, Slifkin & Bell – Partner  1994-2008


Areas of Practice: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration, Neutral Evaluation

Former Areas of Practice:
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Tractor-Trailer Collisions
Business Torts
Professional Negligence

Bar Admissions:
North Carolina, 1991
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1991
J.D

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1991
M.B.A

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1987
B.A.

Published Works:
Insurance Profitability, NCATL TRIAL Briefs

Classes/Seminars Taught:
“Uninsured Motorist Update”, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, October 1993

“Winning With Exhibits”, American Association for Justice, November 1993

Personal Injury Law Seminar- “The Unattractive Client”, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, April 1994

“I’m Only a Tenth Grader, Isn’t it Too Early to Think About Law School?”-
Moderator, High School Law Career Conference, North Carolina Bar Association, April 1994

Examination of Expert Witnesses- Litigation Section Annual Meeting, North Carolina Bar Association, October 1994

Personal Injury Law Seminar- “Summation”, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, April 1995

Exhibits: “Injecting Life Into Your Products Liability Case”, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, January 1996

Practical Skills Course, “Life in a Small Law Firm” (Panelist), North Carolina Bar Association, August 1997

Trial Evidence program (Speaker), North Carolina Bar Association, December 2000

“How to Avoid Death by Your Own Client”, American Association for Justice, January 2002

Trial Evidence, “Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule”, North Carolina Bar Association, December 2003

Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group- “Weaving an Effective Story at Trial”,
American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2004

Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Honors and Awards:
Lawyer of the Year, North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, 1996
Best Lawyers in America, 2006-
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Association for Justice, New Lawyers Division, 1993-1997
State Governor

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994
Co-founder, Young Lawyers Steering Committee

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
Membership Committee

North Carolina State Bar, 1994
Chairman, Judicial District 10-B Bar Candidate Committee

North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, 1994-1996
Parliamentarian

North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, 1996-1998
First Vice-President

North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, 1998-2000
President

North Carolina Bar Association, 1995-1996
Minorities in the Profession Committee

North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2000
Race Relations Implementation Committee

North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-Present
Tort Reform Study Committee

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1995-1996
Public Service and Information Committee

North Carolina Justice Center, 2005
Board of Directors

American Bar Association
Member

Wake County Bar Association
Member

Redeeming Love Baptist Church, 1999-2006
Ordained Minister/Pastoral Assistant

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Wendell, NC 2006-Present
Senior Pastor

Fraternities:
Alpha Phi Alpha