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Steve Bell

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Steve Bell has more than 38 years experience working with the aviation industry. He has represented aviation manufacturers in litigation across the United States and in several foreign countries involving transport aircraft, general aviation aircraft, rotorcraft and other products. He also counsels aviation manufacturers on how to reduce product liability risk. He has also defended a communications company in wire strike litigation and defended the manufacturer of an Army armored personnel carrier. He has unique experience in defense of cases involving military aircraft accidents.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, 2012 - present
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers," 2010 - present 
  • Listed in Expert Guides, "World's Leading Aviation Lawyers," 2004 - present
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as "America's Leading Aviation Lawyers," 2010 - present
  • Listed as a "Leading Lawyers" in Legal 500, Product Liability, 2007 - present
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

  • Vice-Chair, ABA Aviation and Space Law Committee, 2001 - 2004

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, (formerly Boalt Hall), J.D., Order of the Coif, 1973
    Research Editor, California Law Review
  • University of Washington, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1970

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska
  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Highlights

Bell, Steven