David Bell


Mr. Bell has significant experience in criminal matters at the local, state and federal level. When combined with his educational background and other life experiences, Mr. Bell is uniquely situated to help individuals and companies with investigations and charges that could result in serious personal and professional consequences.

After obtaining his business and tax law degrees, Mr. Bell worked as a tax and estate planning attorney.  Combining his desire to help people with his love of the law, Mr. Bell then served as a trial attorney with the Missouri Public Defender’s System in Jackson County, Missouri.  After representing thousands of clients in matters ranging from misdemeanor assault to first degree murder, Mr. Bell joined the Firm in 2007 where he is now a shareholder.

While Mr. Bell continues to represent clients in local and state court, he has leveraged his business background to develop a significant white-collar practice in both Kansas and Missouri federal courts.

Awards & Honors

  • Named as one of the 16 “Up & Coming Lawyers” by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly | October 9, 2006

  • The Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy | March 1, 2007 

  • Selected to Super Lawyers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation | 2019

  • Received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice award for receiving five or more 4+ star reviews in a calendar year  | 2019, 2020, 2021


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York LL.M. (Taxation) | December, 1997

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York J.D. | May, 1997

  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Philadelphia, PA B.S. Economics (Magna Cum Laude) | May, 1994


David is a frequent host on the Jaws of Justice Radio Show on 90.1 KKFI. David explores various aspects of the criminal justice system through interviews with prosecutors, professors, and others.


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