Josh Bell Has Been Serving the Area for Over 17 Years | These Are Our Services:

General LitigationCriminal DefenseNew or Expanding Business HelpInjury Law & Wrongful DeathDomestic RelationsEstate Planning, Wills and Living WillsReal Estate Transactions
General Litigation
You want a lawyer whose main interest is getting you the results you want and need. Our attorneys have never sacrificed results to stay out of the Courtroom. They will fight for you in and out of the Courtroom.
Criminal Defense
State Criminal Defense
Federal Criminal Defense
New or Expanding Business Help
Whether you are starting a new business or planning to expand an existing one, you want to have all the ‘i’s’ dotted and the ‘t’s’ crossed. Let The Law Office of Joshua Bell help get you on the road to where you want your business to take you.
Injury Law and Wrongful Death
When the careless actions of another person cause personal injury or the loss of a loved one, a personal injury action or wrongful death action will determine who was responsible and to compel the responsible party to compensate them for the losses sustained. During this time, you need to know that you have someone on your side that is truly in your corner.

Personal injury
Automobile, truck, motorcycle or boating accidents
Medical malpractice
Nursing home neglect.

Domestic Relations
Dealing with a family law problem can be an emotional, traumatic event. Having a lawyer with experience in untangling Family Law issues is critical for protecting your interests. For cases involving Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption, and other Family Law issues.
Estate, Wills and Living Wills
Everyone should plan for the future, let us help you with the following:
Living Wills
Power of Attorneys
Real Estate Transactions
Whether it’s a cash sale, mortgage or refinance we are here to help you with your next real estate closing.


Juris Doctor; University of Georgia School of Law, May 1998. Master of Public Administration; University of Georgia, June 1995. Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice; University of Georgia, June 1993. Brookwood High School; Thomasville, Georgia, 1989.

Honors and Activities

University of Georgia Alumni Association, Board of Directors – 2013 – Present. Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia – January 2011 – Present.
Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia – President 2008 – 2009 President, Bainbridge Decatur County Humane Society – 2005 – 2007
Member, Georgia Bar – October 28th, 1998 – Present. Recipient, William King Meadow Award, 1998. Member, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court, 1998. Honorary Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1997.
Grady County Mentor Program, 1999-2000.
United Way of Grady County, Board of Directors, 1999-2001.
United Way of Decatur County, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2002.
Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Cairo, 1999-2000.
Board of Directors, Grady General Hospital Support League, 2000 – 2003. 2011-2012 S.W.G.A. Technical College, Board of Trustees, 2000-2001.
Outstanding Senior, Criminal Justice Program, 1993.
Outstanding Alumnus, Criminal Justice Program, 2000.
Leadership UGA, 1993.
Who’s Who Among Students In America’s Universities & Colleges, 1993.
Big Brother/Sister Program, 1992-1993.
Georgia Boy’s State, 1988.

Work Experience

Municipal Court Judge – City of Bainbridge, April 1, 2007 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Cairo, October 1, 2001 – Present
Recorders Court Judge – City of Whigham, August 1, 2001 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Donalsonville, September 2008 – Present
Assistant Magistrate Court Judge – Grady County, 2004 – 2009
The Law Office of Joshua C. Bell, LLC; November 17, 2009-Present
Kirbo, Kendrick & Bell, LLC; July 1, 2001 – November 16, 2009
Chason, Willett & Bell LLP; August 1998 – July 1, 2001
Hudson, Montgomery and Kalivoda; Law Clerk, September 1996 – May 1998
C. Ronald Ellington, Professor, UGA School of Law; Research Assistant, Summer 1996, Judge Steve Jones; Internship, Spring Quarter 1993
Hopkins Food Service, Summers of 1988, 89, 91, 92, and 93