Knoxville, TN Premier Criminal Defense Attorneys & Personal Injury Lawyers

Hating the Evil, Loving the Good,
Establishing Justice™

Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney James A.H. Bell

Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney

Our firm is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, We handle criminal defense, personal injury and administrative law matters. We are committed to helping clients overcome the pain, suffering and loss from a personal injury or accident. Our legal team will work relentlessly to obtain justus for those that have been wrongly accused of crime.

Welcome to Tennessee’s Best Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our law firm strives to stand out from the competition by providing the highest level of customer service, and the firm is committed to listening and responding to your unique legal needs.

We are here to server those who have been charged or maybe under investigation for a crime.

If you have been arrested or are currently under investigation by the police, or believe that you may be facing criminal charges, it is critical that you consult with an experienced Tennessee criminal defense lawyer immediately.

When experience counts you can count on the skilled Knoxville criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices Of James A.H. Bell, PC

Mr. Bell is a veteran Tennessee criminal defense attorney and personal injury lawyer, having litigated more than 1,000 contested cases in motions, trials, or hearings. Over the course of those many contested trials, Mr. Bell has argued his client’s position before Chancellors, Administrative Law Judges, Trial Judges (without jury) and citizen juries, on the local, state, federal, and appellate level.

Trusted & Experienced.

It is important to hire an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the law, one you can trust to guide you accordingly. Our Knoxville criminal defense attorneys have considerable experience handling a variety of criminal defense cases.

DUI Defense

DUI laws are complex making DUI charges among the most complicated criminal cases to defend. Due to the severe penalties, and complex elements of Tennessee DUI laws it is essential that your rights are protected by a skilled Knoxville DUI lawyer.

Personal Injury

It is critical that those who are injured or wrongfully killed because of someone else’s negligence receive compassionate legal representation from a Knoxville personal injury lawyer who will fight for their rights and the compensation they deserve.

Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime an experienced Knoxville criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights and future by investigating the charges against you, reviewing police conduct, developing a strong defense, and representing you in court.

Administrative Licensing

As Tennessee professional license defense attorneys, we recommend that you never try to represent yourself. Without an experienced Tennessee administrative licensing defense lawyer representing you, you are putting your license at risk along with future.

A dedicated team of attorneys and staff proudly serving Tennessee Clients for over 45 years.

Our attorneys are highly skilled and highly trained litigation team with an outstanding history litigating for the citizen for excellent results.  both in Tennessee and thorough out the United States.  With our skilled team of dedicated professionals, we have personally represented thousands of clients. The commentary from our former clients are illustrative of our efforts and work product

Selecting an attorney may be the most important decision of your life. A Knoxville criminal defense lawyer who has tried hundreds of criminal cases to verdicts before a judge and jury in challenging cases is essential when your freedom is at stake.

There are few lawyers in the area that have the trial experience that can produce a positive outcome, and who are willing to devote their time, resources, and energy to building a defense in a criminal case. Should you find yourself in need of Knoxville criminal defense attorney, contact our Tennessee criminal defense law firm now for an aggressive and seasoned criminal defense lawyer you can trust to stand up and fight for your rights and protect your future.

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Our entire staff of paralegals, legal secretaries, and our own in-house private investigator work closely with the attorneys to communicate and coordinate with clients during the difficult and stressful litigation period. 

James A.H. Bell

Founding Attorney


Lori Hamblin

Operations Manager

Investigator Law office of James A.H. Bell

Shayne Cooper



Our Strategy

We have on staff licensed investigator that can respond immediately to preserve evidence in your case. We also have access to numerous technical resources which are essential to the successful preparation of both criminal and civil cases.

In combination with our decades of trial experience and the in-house resources, we are equipped with the necessary legal tools for the best possible presentation of a client’s case before a judge or jury. We have also a ton of national experts for assistance in most disciplines for your particular case.

Client Testimonials

Antoinette MattisonAntoinette Mattison
18:58 10 Nov 22
Mr. Bell handled a case for my cousin Mr. Hunter. His law firm has been absolutely PHENOMENAL!! I am extremely grateful for his legal representation and his skills, knowledge and expertise were displayed. I am so thankful for a successful outcome!! You all are the best and deserve more than 5 Stars!!
jermel hunterjermel hunter
17:45 03 Nov 22
I can honestly say that Mr Bell and his staff will go above and beyond when representing you. They make you feel very comfortable during a time of uncertainty. Their firm gets high praises from me and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to anyone seeking council. Would give Mr Bell and his staff more than 5 stars if it were possible!
Beverly HunterBeverly Hunter
15:31 03 Nov 22
Mr. Bell is an amazing attorney. He came highly recommended to me to handle my son's case and is someone I highly recommend. He and his staff made the process so much easier and gave me a piece of mind in a stressful situation. They went above and beyond and worked diligently to ensure my son's outcome was not a homerun but GRANDSLAM!! They not only care about your case, but they care about you. What an AMAZING firm that deserves not 5 but 10 stars. You guys are the BEST. Your firm has restored my faith in the justice system.
Kathy KiddKathy Kidd
00:00 25 Oct 22
James Bell and his team are excellent and provide excellent service. He has done everything he promised to do and was extremely helpful to my family. I highly recommend Mr. Bell and his team if your are in the need for an attorney and I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again. Thanks again for a job well done.
Denise MillerDenise Miller
14:54 17 Sep 22
Mr. Bell and his team provided me with the legal support I needed after having been injured in a car accident. Mr. Bell and his staff collected all the information from the police, the insurance companies, the repair center, the doctor's office and physical therapists. With their help, my car was repaired and I received compensation for my injuries. After my initial contact with them and the insurance company, I was able to focus on healing and a return to normal. Their experience, professionalism, and customer service are outstanding and I would highly recommend their services to anyone with a legal issue.
Amanda RobertsAmanda Roberts
13:48 19 Jul 22
Jim is great. Will fight for you from beginning to end. Fierce in the courtroom. His staff and Jim will go the extra mile for you. They get more than 5 stars !!!! Go to Jim first.
Brittany BogardBrittany Bogard
00:51 14 Jul 22
Jim and his team are fantastic. They are very knowledgeable and really try every avenue for a defense. They made me feel extremely comfortable and safe while going through my legal battle. They will definitely step up to the plate for you and tell you exactly how it is going to play out. Could not recommend them enough!
David PalmerDavid Palmer
11:56 01 Jul 22
This is not just your “average” law firm. Mr. Bell was ALWAYS available to speak directly to me as was his staff. They treated me like family and more importantly I feel like they genuinely care about my personal life and my overall well-being! Mr. Bell is and absolute gentleman to my family & I and a consummate professional whenever I went to court! I NEVER worried when we went to court …TOGETHER! He took charge and was ALWAYS honest w/ me about what to expect and was almost like a father figure/professional when I was scarred- took AWESOME care of my loved ones and myself! His staff, and investigators were extremely thorough and at my disposal 100%!…ANYTIME!Mr Bell and his staff ALWAYS put my mind at ease and I would never THINK about using ANYONE else!!….EVER! After ALL I went through he, Cody and Shane NEVER left my side and was ALWAYS ON my side! I will forever be indebted to him- Even when he had to give me the HARD truth, he did it w/ genuine concern-then took care of me!He and staff are ABSOLUTE PROFESSIONALS!!!!
Dawn WhiteDawn White
22:22 03 Jun 22
Mr.Bell and his team helped our family through the most difficult time in our lives. They were professional, kind, informative, stern and saved our family. We will use them in the future and highly recommend them to anyone in need. They started as our attorneys and we now consider them family.
Ralphine HuffRalphine Huff
08:51 21 Mar 22
Great lawyer! He really cares about his clients. He works hard to get you what you deserve. He always made me feel like i was important and was really concerned about what was happening to me. He never backed down and he made me feel like my life was what was important. I never felt like I was just a number to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!
martha wikemartha wike
01:57 11 Mar 22
I was very pleased with the legal services Jim Bell provided our family. I felt very much at ease when talking with him, initially. He answered all of my questions, some of which were difficult and direct. His 40 plus years of experience as a litigator, and the professional relationships he cultivated over that time period in Knoxville paid off. He represented us himself, rather than having associates handle things. He was always available by phone and by email. His receptionist and associates were friendly, competent and reassuring. He never promised a specific outcome, but we always knew the plan. He always did what he said he would do. We got the outcome we wanted and the process felt fair. He was not inexpensive, but he was worth his fee. I would absolutely use his firm again if I ever needed to.
Misty GougeMisty Gouge
05:44 07 Mar 22
This is the most amazing law firm I have ever dealt with. I had the occasion to use James as an attorney twenty years ago with spectacular results. After twenty years, the results in my recent case were the same: spectacular. James, Shayne, Nicole and Cody were all unbelievably compassionate. They worked extremely hard from the first phone call to the firm until the final dismissal of the case. This is not your typical attorney who promises you the moon and then tries to get you to settle: he wants JUSTICE and he gets it. I will never use another attorney again as long as James A.H. Bell is practicing law. If you want results without the BS that you get from other law firms then hire these guys: they are the best. Thank you again from the bottom of my family's hearts for all you have done. It was definitely above and beyond.

Our promise

We will handle all aspects of your case, and an attorney is directly involved in all negotiations and legal decisions in your case. You can trust us to handle details with the utmost care.

As the law firm representing you, we are committed to getting the best possible result for you and your family. We will treat you and your family as we would want one our family members treated.

– Jim Bell

Our Location

Our Offices are located where the 4th and Gill, Old North Knoxville, and the Old City neighborhoods come together in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The firm is located in a century-old 8500 square foot facility, showcasing one of the best private law libraries in the South.

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Law Offices Of James J.H. Bell
#10 Emory Place
Knoxville, TN 37917

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