Lewis W. Bell


Lewis W. Bell was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987. His experience includes product liability, personal injury, and premises litigation, railroad law, commercial and franchise litigation, and family law. His cases of note include Rials v. Philip Morris, USA Inc., et al. 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12420, February 21, 2007; Rawls v. Friedman's Inc., 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21333, June 27, 2003; Everett v. Friedman's Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist LEXIS 23345, August 12, 2005; Allen v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 153 F.Supp. 2d 886 (S.D. Miss. 2001); Farris v. Coleman Co., 121 F.Supp. 2d 1014 (N.D. Miss. 2000); National Iranian Oil Co. v. Ashland Oil, 716 F.Supp. 268 (S. D. Miss. 1989); Tyson Breeders, Inc. v. Harrison, 940 So. 2d 230 (Miss. 2006); R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. King, 921 So. 2d 268 (Miss. 2005); Nunnally V. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 869 So. 2d 373 (Miss. 2004); Owens Corning v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 868 So. 2d 331 (Miss. 2004); Lane v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 853 So. 2d 1144 (Miss 2003); and McDonald's Corp. v. Watson, 69 F.3d 36 (5th Cir. 1995).

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1977
Email: lbell@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Automotive, Industrial, Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
Product Litigation
Tort and General Litigation
Domestic Relations and Family Law
Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

Bachelor's Degree: Classics, Hampden-Sydney College, 1979
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1987

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  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2016, Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2007-2017, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 2011 Top 50 Mississippi)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Associate Editor
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬«(2010-2018, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • The Mississippi Bar