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Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America
  • M.B.A., Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Nick Bell is a litigator focusing on complex business disputes.  He routinely represents businesses from various industries, including the energy, construction, technology, and manufacturing industries.  Nick handles matters concerning oil and gas disputes, construction litigation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and intellectual property protection.  His trial experience includes cases in both state and federal court.

Nick also is committed to pro bono service.  His pro bono representations have included arbitrations and appeals of housing determinations on behalf of low-income tenants in Allegheny County.  In addition, Nick is involved in a number of civic and charitable organizations.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (2010-2011)

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Young Lawyers Division
      • Council, Member, 2013-2017
      • Education Committee, Chair, 2013-2017
  • Edward Sell American Inn of Court, Barrister
    • Executive Committee, Member
    • Programming Committee, Co-Chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
    • Delegate for Zone 12 Allegheny County, House of Delegates, 2014-2017 term
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Member
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Children’s Trust, Founding Board Member
    • Grantmakers Committee, Chair, 2015-present
  • UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Eucharistic Minister
  • Obtained a favorable defense verdict in federal court for a real estate investment trust concerning a long-term railroad lease dispute.
  • Representation of a gas production company in federal court litigation to recover damages related to client’s impoundment pit.
  • Representation of a developer, owner and operator of utility scale wind projects in a state court action against a global energy consultant regarding its provision of improper wind assessments.
  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2009
  • M.B.A., Duquesne University Donahue Graduate School of Business, 2010
  • B.A., The Catholic University of America, 2006
  • “Copyright Law Debate Rages Over DMCA Takedowns,” The Legal Intelligencer, Oct. 7, 2014.
  • “DMCA Take-Down Wrestles IP Theft,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 12, 2012.
  • National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law (2017)
  • Selected to the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars Lists
  • Selected as a 2017 “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Young Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation