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Steve Bell

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Current Status:
Accepting New Projects
Member Since:
May 20, 2017
Last Login:
May 20, 2017


Undergraduate Degree:B.S., Business Administration/Data Processing, Cal Poly Pomona
Graduate Degree:J.D. magna cum laude, Western State College of Law
Experience:More than two decades total legal experience as a law clerk, paralegal, law student, and intern.

Hands-on experience in complex civil litigation (insurance, construction defect, professional negligence), criminal defense (serious felonies including homicide), and criminal writs & appeals (state & federal courts). Additional experience with BPH parole hearings, restraining orders, elder abuse, expungements, and Legal Aid hotline services (e.g., family law, landlord-tenant, etc.).

Considerable experience in legal research and writing, with several published articles and legal blog posts.

Skilled in litigation graphics, video editing, animations, and PowerPoint presentations.

Professional memberships include Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA), Hon. Jos.B.Campbell American Inn of Court, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), American Bar Association (ABA), American Alliance of Paralegals, and more.
Project Preferences:1. Civil Litigation Support, pleadings, motions, discovery
2. Criminal Writs & Appeals, parole hearing support
3. Litigation graphics, animations, video editing, PowerPoint
Awards:2015 MCLE Presentation of the Year
@Hon.Jos.B.Campbell American Inn of Court
2015 Distinguish Scholar Award, Criminal Law Studies
Certificate of Exemplary Public Service
Honor Roll / Dean's Circle
Managing Editor, Law Review
@Western State College of Law
2012-15 Witkin Awards: Torts, Juvenile Law, Property, Criminal
Justice Ethics, Civil Procedure, Law Practice
Management, Legal Writing & Research
ABA Mock Trial Team
President, Criminal Law Association
@ Western State College of Law
Software Proficiency:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Photoshop, Video Elements,

Practice Details

Firm Name:Professional Legal Services for the Legal Profession
Street:12403 Central Ave., #285
Business Description:Experienced independent contract paralegal services & litigation support, including:

Legal Research & Analysis
Document Drafting: Briefs, Pleadings, Motions, Petitions
Litigation Support: Discovery Requests & Production, Trial
Notebooks & Indices, PowerPoint Presentations
Ghost-writing blog posts
Principal Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Writs &

Fully-qualified under B&PC § 6450, et seq.
Client confidentiality is assured. All assignments are conflict-checked.
Practice limited to licensed attorneys in greater O.C. & I.E. regions.

Location of Work:Depending on Project
Software Available:
Microsoft Office incl. PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop & Video Elements, plus fax, scan & copy capabilities

Fees and Contact Information
Flat Fees Available
Hourly Billing