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Amanda J. Bell

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Associate | Chicago, IL
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Amanda J. Bell is an associate attorney focusing her practice on toxic tort litigation. She has experience litigating complex cases, including researching, attending depositions, appearing and arguing in court, and drafting memos, briefs, and pleadings.

Prior to joining Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office, Ms. Bell served as in-house counsel for an international transportation and logistics company where she practiced Transportation, Corporate, and Labor and Employment Law.

Ms. Bell received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in Labor and Employment Law. During law school, she was a member of the nationally-ranked Trial Advocacy Team, and received a CALI award for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy. Ms. Bell also studied International Criminal Law and International Legal Approaches to Terrorism at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands.

Before attending law school, Ms. Bell received a B.A. in Psychology with minors in Classics, English, and World Literature from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She was awarded the Dionysus Award for her outstanding contribution to theater department as a non-theater major. She was also captain of the varsity softball team.

Currently, Ms. Bell volunteers as a mentor for the Chicago-Kent Women in Law Society and helps coach the Chicago-Kent Alternative Dispute Resolution Team.

Ms. Bell is currently licensed to practice in Illinois, and is a member of the Illinois Trial Bar.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Illinois Trial Bar

Education

Chicago-Kent School of Law, J.D. (2014)

T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague Netherlands (American University Washington College of Law) (2013)

Case Western Reserve University, B.A., Psychology, cum laude (2008)

Admissions

  • Illinois (2014)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2014)