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Dave Bell Law has always been committed to providing exceptional legal advice for environmental law issues while maintaining focus on the practical goals of clients. However, we are no longer accepting clients.

Environmental Law:

  • Counsel clients in response to EPA enforcement activity;

  • Counsel clients regarding broad range of enforcement, compliance and planning issues arising under environmental laws, including the state and federal versions of Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, TSCA, and OSHA;

  • Provide guidance for compliance with cleanup actions under CERCLA, RCRA, and the Ohio Voluntary Action Program.

Energy Law:

  • Counseling clients to prepare and defend national petroleum refinery enforcement initiatives;

  • Conducting hazardous waste compliance reviews of waste streams at chemical facilities and manufacturing plants;

  • Assistance in permit applications and appeals;

  • Negotiation of consent decrees and environmental settlements;

  • Counsel clients on release reporting and emergency response.

Corporate Counsel:

  • Providing assistance and advice for corporate acquisitions, restructuring, and formation;

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements;

  • Resolving contract disputes;

  • Providing guidance to implement company-wide compliance plans.


Dave Bell, environmental attorney, Cleveland, Ohio
David L. Bell, Esq. 

Dave Bell has been proudly and efficiently serving national and international clients since founding the firm in 2004. Prior to that, Dave was the chief in-house environmental lawyer for a major integrated oil company. He also has experience working as an associate for a large national law firm.​


Education:                     Case Western Reserve University Law School, J.D. 

                                                      Order of the Coif

                                                      Moot Court

                                                      Dow Chemical Patent Law Scholarship    


                                          Case Western Reserve University, B.S. cum laude, Chemistry


Bar Admissions:           Ohio, U.S. District Court, Sixth Circuit


Professional Recognitions: 

  • Chair of legal committee for the AN Group, a trade association for producers and users of acrylonitrile (1985-2003)

  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Environmental and Health Law, American Petroleum Institute, 1989-90 (vice chair, 1987-88)

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