John Charles Bell

John Charles Bell

Founding Attorney

John Charles Bell was raised in Graysville, Alabama and met his wife Jan at Vanderbilt University in Calculus class. They were married in 1977, and together they have raised 5 beautiful and accomplished children here in the beautiful state of Alabama.

While students at Vanderbilt University, Mr. Bell and Jan established the first community cannery in Nashville, Tennessee, which still operates to this day. Later, while Mr. Bell was in Seminary at Vanderbilt, he and Jan founded Confrontation Point, a ministry focused on service and cross-cultural exchange, working with medically disabled, mentally challenged, and disadvantaged youth from around the globe, taking them on outdoor adventures and doing community service projects. He also scouted or led overseas mission teams to Haiti, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Bell has been practicing law since 1991. He served in the federal sector at the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama from 1992-2013. In 2014, Mr. Bell created a unique, customer service-based law firm in Homewood, Alabama, that focuses on immigration law, with additional practice areas such as criminal, traffic, and estate matters. Additionally, Mr. Bell is an adjunct professor at Cumberland School of Law, teaching Immigration Law.

Over 45 years, Mr. Bell has coached boys and girls in baseball, basketball, and volleyball. He also taught rock climbing. But to him, even more important than athletic fundamentals were the life lessons his students kept with them into adulthood-- the value of teamwork, and that no matter the circumstances, you never give up.

With his decades of varied experience, Mr. Bell has the expertise to craft the best approach for each client who walks through our doors and the commitment to teamwork and perseverance to bring all members of our team together to achieve the best possible outcome for each one of our clients.


  • Immigration Law
  • Traffic/DUI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense


  • Alabama 1991
  • Georgia 1991 (inactive)
  • Tennessee 1992 (inactive)
  • 11th Circuit 1992
  • 6th Circuit 1992
  • Birmingham Bar Association


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama J.D. 1991
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesee M. Div. 1982
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.S. School of Arts & Science 1978



  • FOIA and the Privacy Act (USAO-NDA and Lorman)
  • ACE Litigation (Lorman, Georgia Bar)
  • Bankruptcy (Eastern Division NDAL Bankruptcy Bar)
  • Immigration (DOJ Columbia, S.C., Chaired and instructed in the Cumberland School of Law’s first Immigration CLE 2015 and 2017)


  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating Legal and Ethical Standards since 2003-Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rating Legal and Ethical Standards from the Bar and Judiciary since 2016- Present
  • Jaycees: Outstanding Young Alabamian 1992
  • Department of Justice Volunteer Service Award 1992, 1993, 1996-1999
  • On The Spot Award/Non-Monetary Award 1993, 1996, 2007-2009 Outstanding Performance Rating 1994
  • Special Achievement Performance Award 1997, 1998, 2000-2005, 2007
  • Special recognition and presentation by United States Department of Agriculture June 28, 2002
  • Special recognition and presentation by NASA November 12, 2003
  • Selected To Be in the First Leadership Academy Conducted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama 2006-07
  • Selected To Be In The First Leadership Academy II Conducted By The United States Attorney's Office For The Northern District Of Alabama 2007-08
  • One of two presenters for the team that won best project for the first Leadership Academy and selected to be in the first Leadership Academy II conducted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama 2007-08
  • Special Recognition From DHS/ICE New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013
  • Special Recognition From OIG Dept. Health And Human Services, 2013
  • Special Recognition From U. S. Dept. Of Interior 2013
  • Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Assoc. Advocacy Committee for Alabama 2017-18

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.