Mr. Bell has spent most of his legal career in the realm of civil litigation.  A former partner in the litigation department of Cozen O’Connor, an AMLAW 100 firm based in Manhattan, Mr. Bell has extensive litigation experience in both State and Federal Court.  Mr. Bell’s experience includes the drafting of pleadings, motions, appeals and discovery demands and responses.  He has also conducted and defended numerous party and non-party depositions, appeared at court conferences, undertaken jury selection and performed detailed legal research into negligence, breach of contract and product liability cases.
Mr. Bell has represented and pursued numerous claims on behalf of major insurance companies, self insured corporations, brokers and individuals relating to catastrophic property damage and personal injury matters.  In so doing, he has regularly analyzed liability, coverage and waiver issues relating to the civil litigation aspects of such claims.
Mr Bell has extensive experience in the drafting of client status reports which clearly analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a case while addressing liability and assessing damages.  He has regularly conducted motion practice and oral argument, argued appeals, undertaken trial preparation and participated in arbitrations and mediations.  He has also undertaken settlement negotiations on numerous high dollar value cases which have secured favorable results for his clients.
In addition to his litigation background, Mr. Bell also represents a number of professional athletes in the United States and Europe.  Mr. Bell advises his athlete-clients in all aspects of their playing careers and personal lives both on and off the field.  Mr. Bell provides his clients with legal advice and guidance and regularly facilitates playing opportunities with professional clubs and franchises.  He routinely conducts the review and negotiation of professional playing contracts and endorsement agreements on behalf of his clients.  Mr. Bell provides a complete but bespoke player management service with the dual aims of protecting his clients’ interests while guiding and building their individual brands to help maximize their professional playing and commercial careers both on and off the field of competition.
Guy A. Bell is a native of Wales, United Kingdom, and a former NCAA D1 soccer player.