MEMBER PROFILE: Kenneth B. Bell
 

Kenneth B. Bell
Gunster
215 South Monroe Street
Suite 601
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tel: (850) 521-1980
Fax:
Email: kbell@gunster.com
www.gunster.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 18 May 17

 





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Kenneth Bell's scheduling staff
(Jenny Hoppel, jhoppel@gunster.com)

 

ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Construction)
Med-Arb
Neutral Evaluation
Facilitation
Fact Finding
Voluntary Trial Res. Judge
Special Magistrate
Insurance Umpire

 

FL Certification Qualifications:
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Certified Appellate Mediator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Kenneth B. Bell has experience in settling the following types of case:
Appellate
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Family Businesses
Insurance
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Medical Malpractice
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Probate
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Torts
Trusts / Estates
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Reconginized by Florida Trend as a 2013 Legal Elite in Arbitration and Mediation, Former Justice Kenneth B. Bell maintains an active ADR practice. He also leads the firm's appelllate/trial support group. He is also active in business and real estate litigation. The breadth of his legal experience is unique and helpful to the ADR process.

Ken was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 2002. As a justice, he authored numerous significant opinions on a wide variety of issues. His service on Florida's Supreme Court was best summarized by Governor Charlie Christ when he accepted Justice Bell's resignation in the Fall of 2008:

"Your contributions to Florida law and the judicial system will stand for many years to come. You never wavered in following the text of our Constitution and statutes, and by doing so you set an example of judicial restraint for jurists everywhere. As a man of humility and deep faith in God, you have served as a role model of personal and professional integrity on the bench."

Prior to his service on the Supreme Court, Ken was a circuit judge in Florida's First Judicial Circuit. Indeed, in 1991, he became the youngest circuit judge in the history of the First Circuit. In his twelve years on the circuit court bench, Judge Bell handled more than 27,500 cases as a general jurisdiction judge and was actively involved in improving the judicial system.

Preceding his elevation to the judiciary, Mr. Bell was a successful private practitioner in the Pensacola area as its first Board Certified Real Estate Attorney.

Education:

  • J.D., with honors, Florida State College of Law (1982)
  • B.A, History, Davidson College (1978)
  • Diploma, Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, Florida (1974)

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • The Florida Bar (1982-present)
  • The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (1982-present) Member-Executive Counsel, Amicus Committee The Appellate Law Section of the Florida Bar (2008-present)
  • American Inns of Court-Pensacola Chapter (1996-2002, 2007-present)
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association (1982-present)


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