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Hon. Bob Bell
Superior Court Judge, District 26C
Hon. Bob Bell

Legal Experience:
Judge Bell has served on the Superior Court bench for 16 years. During that time he has presided over thousands of cases, including capital murder, medical malpractice and complex business. Prior to his service on the bench Judge Bell was an Assistant District Attorney in Mecklenburg County for 10 years. He successfully tried hundreds of cases including homicide, sexual assault, armed robbery, habitual felon, arson and drug trafficking.

Bar and Court Admissions:
Judge Bell was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1985. He was admitted to the Mecklenburg County Bar in 1987.

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1984 Duke University Divinity School, M.Div. 1979 Duke University, B.A. 1976 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools 1960 – 1972

Professional Involvement:
North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys (1987 – 1997) North Carolina Conference of Superior Court Judges (1997 – Present)
Civic and Community Involvement:
Judge Bell has been licensed to practice law for 29 years. He has been married for 34 years and has two adult children. Over the years he has coached youth athletic teams, mentored youth academic teams, served on his homeowner’s association board of directors and taught as an adjunct instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. He has worked and continues to work with individuals struggling with addiction and alcoholism. He was the director of a religious foundation at Appalachian State University.
Please describe why you would be the best candidate for the open judicial position:
Judge Bell is the best candidate for Superior Court Judge in District 26(C) because EXPERIENCE MATTERS. A judge without prior experience as a trial attorney is akin to a doctor attempting surgery when he has never held a scalpel. Merely having a law degree and a law license does not qualify an attorney to be a judge. Judge Bell is the only candidate with the necessary experience to do the job. Judge Bell would like to continue his tradition of public service and asks for your vote.

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