John is a native Oregonian, raised in a small town near the Columbia River. He loves the lifestyle and landscape that Oregon offers and is committed to the well-being of its communities.
John received his B.S. degree in Marriage, Family, Human Development from Brigham Young University. He received his J.D. from the University of Akron in Ohio. While there, he volunteered at the Akron Legal Aid assisting cilents in family disputes and estate planning. He was also a member of the Intellectual Property Law Review. During the summer months, he was law clerk at Martin, Nelson, Cook and Taylor, a Salt Lake City, Utah firm, assisting clients with family law disputes and personal injury claims.
After graduation, John clerked for a solo practioner in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He assisted clients with land disputes, family law disputes, criminal defense, and personal injury claims. From there, John became a member of Shlesinger and deVilleneuve Attorneys, PC as one of its bankruptcy attorneys. Shortly after he was hired, he was asked to manage the firm’s entire bankruptcy department. He then moved to the firm’s Eugene office where he was asked to join the firm’s team of Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability attorneys.
In all of his assignments, John has gained valuable experience to effectively and professionally serve his clients. As the owner of Bell Law Offices, PC, he is dedicated to his clients and their needs. He possesses the necessary knowledge and skill to represent and advise them.
John is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the District of Oregon and his practice areas include Workers Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy.