James Bell is an accomplished attorney, award-winning author and retired Judge who received the highest bar association approval ratings ever given to a Mississippi Circuit or County Judge. He is listed in Preeminent Lawyers, Outstanding Lawyers of America and Top 100 Attorneys of North America.
His high-profile cases led to appearances on 20-20, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN Burden of Proof, Geraldo and other broadcasts and publications. James also received the 2022 Chief Justice Award.
Judge Bell is devoted to his wife, Joanne. They live alongside a bubbling brook near Crystal Springs, Mississippi and have four children and five grandchildren.