Mr. Bell grew up in Traverse City and earned a B.A. in political science from Grand Valley State University. Mr. Bell went on to attend Wayne State University Law School and graduated cum laude in 2014. In law school he served as an Associate Editor for the Wayne Law Review and was a member of the Wayne State Environmental Law Moot Court team.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bell worked as a student attorney at the nonprofit Free Legal Aid Clinic, Inc., in Detroit, where he provided no-cost legal assistance to low-income residents of Wayne County in the areas of family law, elder law, and estate planning. During his second year at the Clinic, Mr. Bell was elected to serve on the Clinic's Executive Board of Directors. During law school Mr. Bell also interned at the U.S. Department of Justice.
In his spare time, Mr. Bell and his wife enjoy spending time with their son and daughter outdoors in Traverse City’s many scenic areas. Mr. Bell also volunteers at a local legal aid clinic and as an assistant lacrosse coach at Traverse City Central High School.