Mike Bell is at home in the courtroom.
Mike's trial experience, spanning more than 30 years, is extremely diversified. Bringing passion, creativity and resourcefulness to every case, he fights to make sure his client’s side of the story is heard and understood at each stage. His end goal at trial is for every client to truly believe they had their day in court, that their truthful message was effectively delivered and that the Lightfoot team found solutions for both the known, unknown and unknowable problems that occurred along the way.
Seeing trials of all types unfold in many diverse courtrooms gives Mike both perspective and credibility in the litigation arena. This is where “trial tough” and “solution savvy” meet. Put another way, there are no guarantees in litigation. Real trial experience serves as the foundation for solutions in this uncertain litigation world. That’s why Mike makes it his job to find the right solution — at the right time — for each client.
Mike is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to a select group of trial lawyers in the United States, and he is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mike was named the 2018 “Birmingham Lawyer of the Year” for personal injury litigation by The Best Lawyers in America©, received Benchmark Litigation's “Local Litigation Star” award in 2018 and was listed in the 2017-18 editions of Mid-South Super Lawyers. He holds an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Most importantly, Mike has an amazing wife and three remarkable children who are pretty tough and savvy themselves.