Michael L. Bell

Michael L. Bell










Birmingham, AL

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  • B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, 1985 cum laude
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law - Samford University, 1988 cum laude


  • Alabama, 1988

If you have a litigation problem, we handle it. No one likes to be involved in the litigation process. It’s stressful. It’s high risk. However, it’s what we do. More specifically, it’s what I do and enjoy doing. So, if you have a lawsuit problem—I’m on it and together we will tailor make a Lightfoot team that will bring the expertise and skill set that the particular problem needs to achieve the ultimate goal (whether that goal is winning at trial or achieving a reasonable resolution short of trial).

I’ve been doing trial work for over 25 years. Probably the most important thing I can promise a client is a Lightfoot team that is passionate, creative and resourceful– we will fight to make sure our client’s side of the story is heard and understood. I’ve tried lots of cases with all levels of exposure. There are no outcome guarantees in the lawsuit world. That said, our clients always truly believe that they got their day in court and that their message was effectively delivered. Look, most problems we deal with in litigation don’t have a so-called silver bullet solution, but our clients can rest comfortably knowing that our Lightfoot team will work hard to discover the litigation message, develop that message and then deliver it effectively. And we will solve whatever known, unknown and unknowable litigation problems we encounter along the way.

By the way, if you’re interested, I have been lucky enough to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation, receive designations from The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. as the 2018 Birmingham Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation, and recognized in its 2019 edition for my work in Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation; Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star,” 2018; Super Lawyers 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyer; AV Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell; Editor in Chief of the Law Review and other honors during College and Law School. More importantly, I am a proud father and husband.


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