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Baton Rouge Employment Lawyer
Bell Law Firm, LLC 
Attorney Paul F. Bell, Ph.D., J.D.
4949 Tulane Drive; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Selected as National Advocates Top 100 in 2018 and a Super Lawyer in 2015 & 2016

Practice Areas
​Represented employees against Darden (Olive Garden, Texas Longhorn), Bechtel Corp., Conrad Industries (shipyard); LQT Industries, Education Explosion (charter school), Tangipahoa Parish School Bd; LSU A&M, La. DOTD, BESE, GEO, Loomis, Frito-Lay, CVS Pharmacy, Barnes & Noble, Noble Drilling, INEOS, Louisiana Cardiology Associates, Southern University A&M, the Methodist Church.  

Won 5th Circuit federal Court of Appeals case (Bias v TPSB; 816 F.3d 315) where we expanded the pool of possible defendants in False Claims Act lawsuits from employers to also include contractors and agents.

Won at 1st Circuit Louisiana Appellate Court & Louisiana Supreme Court (Foster v Bias, 2016 La. App. LEXIS 2408, writ denied, 2017 La. LEXIS 609 (La., Mar. 24, 2017). Courts held my client bullet-proof against defamation when speaking in court proceedings in his status as a private attorney general.  

Find my cases on PACER from Louisiana federal courts:  St. Julien 17-1563 (W.D.); Pisani 17-393 (W.D.);  Ariza 13-419 (M.D.); Bias 12-2202 (La. E.D.) and 15-30193 (5th Cir);  Ortego 13-836 (E.D.), Stocks 14-686 (M.D.), Suggs 13-25 (M.D.); Vallaire 14-1175 (W.D.) and participating in nationwide wage theft claim against owners of Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse in Alequin 12-61742 (S.D. Fla)

Biography
Chair for 2020 of the Employment Section of the Louisiana Association of Justice.

Past chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section on Labor & Employment Law in 2013/2014

J.D. from Loyola University College of Law in 2006 (top grades in contracts and legal accounting) and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland;  tenured professor in soil fertility and plant nutrition at Louisiana State University before my law career.

Member of National Employment Lawyers Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Justice.

I  wrote in the Louisiana Bar Journal in its February, 2014 issue of how far the 5th Circuit will go to protect same-sex discrimination 

Spoke at LSU Employment Law Update in 2012 RE wage claims; participated in latest National Employment Lawyer's Association's conventions in 2018 and 2019.  Attended class on Academic Freedom in the Classroom hosted by AAUP (American Association of University Professors) in 2016 via internet. 

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
All state and federal courts in Louisiana.


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