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Chris Bell

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Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating 2022


Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury


Chris Bell has been practicing law in Texas for almost 30 years and, during that time, has handled a very wide variety of cases. His focus has primarily been commercial litigation but, along the way, he has also handled many personal injury cases as well. Regardless of what kind of case it is, Chris brings a great deal of passion and the ability to tell the story to a jury like few others. During a trial several years ago, a former longtime judge told Chris, “Mr. Bell, you’re one of the best lawyers I’ve ever had in my courtroom.”

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism, Chris became an award-winning television and radio reporter. While attending law school at South Texas College of Law Houston and working for KTRH Radio at the same time, he was selected the best radio reporter in the state by the Texas Associated Press. After earning his law degree, he went on to become AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, the most respected legal directory in the United States. He has worked for a number of highly regarded firms and has now gone back to what he loves most, having his own practice.

After starting his career as a lawyer, Chris ventured into politics and was elected to the Houston City Council in 1997 and the United States Congress in 2002; he lost the congressional seat after being redistricted and returned to Texas to become the 2006 Democratic nominee for Governor. He is currently the statewide vice chairman of the SAM Party, which stands for Serve America Movement.

Chris now makes his home in Chappell Hill, Texas; he has an office there as well as in Houston. He spends his spare time working on property improvement projects, golfing, reading, and raising his dogs.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: Elected to the Houston City Council in 1997 and Congress in 2002
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.J. - 1982
    • Honors: Award Winning Radio and Television Reporter
    • Major: Journalism

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


  • AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Legal/Human Rights Advocacy Board of the Genetics Policy Institute
  • Human Rights Campaign Federal Club
  • Texas Exes (UT Alumni Association)