C. BERKELEY BELL

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Personal Injury (including wrongful death, auto accidents, and medical/dental malpractice)
  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce & Family Law

3C. Berkeley Bell has more than 40 years of legal experience. Berkeley began his legal career in 1974 after he graduated from law school, where he met John Rogers. The two decided to return to Berkeley’s hometown of Greeneville to begin their own private practice.  They formed Bell & Rogers and practiced together for the next eight years.  During that time, Berkeley mostly handled criminal defense, personal injury, and domestic/family law matters.  In 1982, Berkeley ran for and was elected to the position of District Attorney General of the Third Judicial District, which comprises the four-county district of Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins.  Berkeley was re-elected to serve three more terms.  In August 2014, Berkeley retired from the position of District Attorney General.  During his time as the District Attorney General, Berkeley oversaw thousands of prosecutions, both felony and misdemeanor, and he personally tried hundreds of jury trials.  In February 2015, after enjoying a brief time off, Berkeley returned to private practice at John Rogers Law Group.  Applying the background of his extensive trial experience, Berkeley is again focusing his practice in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and domestic/family law.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1974
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, Education, 1972

 

JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Tennessee State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

 

PROFESSIONAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Greeneville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice

 

LEGAL ACTIVITIES AND DISTINCTIONS

  • District Attorney Generals Association, President

 

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Bell & Rogers, 1974-1982
  • District Attorney General, Third Judicial District, 1982-2014

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