Fantastic Negotiator…Highly Recommend
Mr. Bell and his staff worked hard and did a fantastic job negotiating a settlement between my ex wife and my self. I plan to use him again for estate planning. Highly recommended. ~ Eric, October 2017
Professional and Attentive…Definitely Recommend!
Mr. Bell and his staff have been nothing but professional and attentive to my case, texting me updates and having all the time needed to address my concerns about my divorce. Welcoming office and very friendly and helpful staff. I’d definitely recommend him for any legal issues you might have. ~ Chris, September 2017
Truly Cared About My Situation
Ron settled my divorce case and I could not have been more satisfied. My ex and I had pretty much settled our case with one invaluable exception, the dog. After she broke our agreement and refused to give him back to me I spoke to multiple attorneys. Every single one of them basically said “Why don’t you just get another dog?” Until I met Ron. Ron understood exactly where I was coming from and sincerely cared that I get my dog back. The minute I hired him I felt like he truly cared about me and my situation. He was not just looking to settle the case, he was looking out for my best interest in getting the case settled. He was also realistic and told me he could not guarantee I would get my dog. He said based on the facts he felt I should, but he explained the process. It was not exactly what I wanted to hear, but he was honest and that was more important than an empty promise. I knew what to expect and that was very fair of him.
From years of experience Ron knew time was of the essence and he got the process started as quickly as he could. His team was amazing at letting me know how the process worked, where we were and what to expect next. One of the reasons I felt so comfortable in the process was because of Ron’s attentiveness. He listened to everything I had to say about the situation. He explained to me what was pertinent, what was not and explained why. He came up with some ideas on how to approach the situation and was willing to let me tell him what I was and was not comfortable with in regards to those ideas.
Ron’s experience makes him very familiar with opposing attorney’s and judges which is another fantastic asset. He knew the attorney my ex hired, even though she was from another county, which I thought was beneficial. He kept me informed of their conversations and always made sure I knew exactly where things stood.
Of the many, many strengths Ron possesses, I feel like his biggest strength is in the courtroom. I cannot imagine not having him on my side after seeing him in action and I would never want to see him on the opposing side. When Ron walks into court you can just feel how respected he is by everyone. The judges, the courtroom employees and the other attorneys all show Ron a great deal of respect. People went out of their way to say hello to Ron and he just seemed at home in the courtroom.
The first time we were in court things got tense between my ex and me. Ron was very quick to come to my defense and call my ex out to her and her attorney when she made a decision out of spite towards me. Because it was such an overwhelming and emotional situation it really put me at ease when he stepped up on my behalf. When it came to the actual hearing Ron was at his absolute best. Because I had never been in court before he made sure I knew exactly what to expect. I felt much more at ease because of his help. He knew exactly what facts we needed to get across to the judge and made sure they were presented and supported. He was quick to get objections every time the opposing attorney and my ex made unreasonable remarks (like when she claimed to be able to know what the dog was thinking.) When the judge ruled in my favor I did not feel like Ron’s client. He was truly happy that I was going to get my dog back. When my ex and her attorney made snide comments he once again was quick to jump to my side.
What happened after the case solidified my beliefs of just how sincere Ron and his team were about my case. The night of the hearing I received a call from Ron asking if my dog was home and how he was doing. The case was over, we won. But he went out of way to check in on us and that made me feel like I was not just another client, he really cared.
At the end of the day I was completely satisfied with Ron’s representation. When he took the case he got to know all the facts and he represented the absolute best anyone could. He used the facts and his experience to make sure we got the outcome we desired. ~ Brett, June 2017
Knowledgeable and Fair…Only Wish I’d Found Them Sooner
I had some complications with my ex- husband and child support. After dealing with another attorney, I was reluctant to hire one again. Mr Bell and Doreen were great and put me at ease during a very difficult time. Mr Bell is knowledgeable and fair, I was only charged for work done. My only regret was I didn’t find them sooner. ~ Sharon, June 2017
Showed Great Compassion…Highly Recommended!
I can’t say enough great things about the service that I received at Ronald
Bell and Associates. From the beginning to the end, everyone was very warm
and showed me great compassion. There were many days that I just wanted to
give up and walk away with nothing. However, Ronald and his staff
continuously stayed strong for me and reassured me that I would get through
my divorce and they would be with me every step of the way. They fought for
me when I couldn’t fight for myself and I will be forever grateful. I’ve
heard horror stories from people how attorneys will bring out the worst in
you, during a divorce. However, this wasn’t the case at all in my situation.
Ronald was very professional and was able to handle my case through peaceful
negotiations. I only had to go to court once and that was the day my
divorce was finalized. Ronald was able to keep the costs low and get me
everything that I asked for and more. I highly recommend Ronald Bell! He’s
the BEST!! ~ Audrey G., May 2017
Mr. Bell, Thanks for your service. It was a tough time during this divorce and am happy you help me thru till the end. Thanks ~ CL, March 2017
Searched the web looking for a lawyer that would be willing to tackle an expungement. Staff was very professional and contacted me promptly. I can’t say enough about Ron and his staff, they exceed my expectations. Thank you very much…Awesome Results!! ~ January 2017
Ron litigated for a friend of mine that had a DUI with multiple cars involved in an accident. Ron was able to get 9 counts eliminated and my friend will have a CLEAN driving record after a brief period of supervision. We could not have received a better result!! Ron delivers! He is very honest and does not over promise but I have used him twice now and he has always come through! ~ Carl, January 2017
Gets the Job Done…Priceless!
Ronald Bell and his lovely wife Doreen is a law firm you can count on. My husband and I have relied on them for all our attorney needs! Everything from Power of Atty papers, misdemeanors and a prior divorce. You can eliminate the stress of legal issues because you are in amazing hands when Ron takes on your case! Doreen assists in the office and is as personable as they get. When I previously called for a consultation, his wonderful wife confirmed for me/us that this is the team you want on your side. We will always use Ronald Bell for all our future legal needs. In the near future we will be starting a very unpleasant child custody case and I can sleep at night knowing Ron has this all under control. They are tried and true and they are priceless to us! Thank you SO much to the both of you. ~ Michelle & Michael, September 2016
Ron Bell & Staff are the best!! Ron held my hand throughout my divorce process. Every call was returned promptly and he never missed a meeting. Highly recommend Ron Bell & his very professional staff. ~ Shaun M., August 2016
You KNOW You Are in Good Hands with Ron!
My husband and I have relied on Ronald Bell for over a year now. Everything from family court, divorce to misdemeanors. Ron drew up our power of attorney papers quickly and painlessly. Ron and his wife Doreen have always treated us like family. This is a law firm you can count on. They take the stress off of you because you KNOW you are in good hands.
We highly recommend this firm. They will always have our future business. ~ Michelle and Michael, August 2016
No Better Legal Mind
I have worked with and seen Attorney Bell in many cases and you could never ask for a better legal Advocate. There is just no better legal mind practicing the law. ~ Cpt.Gene Auston USA, Ret. JD, June 2016
Thank You! In Ron I Trust!
Back in October, I was involved in a Hit & Run accident and a friend advised me to call Ron. After calling and speaking to many lawyers and getting many different scenarios of what could happen to me I was, to say the least, freaking out. After calling Ron, he answered all questions over the phone, calmed me down completely and set up a time to meet and review my case. Ron was very knowledgeable. I felt at ease after meeting with him and we came up with a game plan to attack my case. He contacted the Sheriff’s office on my behalf and also made several calls to the insurance company. He was always very pleasant to talk to and always returned emails and calls promptly as if I was his number one priority even though I was peanuts compared to his ” big ” clients. He always took time out to explain everything to me in layman’s terms. At the end of the day I was able to avoid court all together. I was never charged and avoided SR 22 insurance and a license suspension – thanks to Ron and his wonderful staff I was able to dodge a big time bullet. Thank you Ron! I will always advise anyone that asks me where to go… IN RUN I TRUST! ` ~ Aleksey, May 2016
I’ve been with Mr. Bell for many years. Highly recommend. You can trust him to always get the job done, small or big. ~ Eugene, April 2016
Looking for a Great Lawyer…Look No Further
Words can’t express all the appreciation we have for Ron and Doreen. I must say that if you are looking for a great Lawyer, look no further – Ron is it. They go above and beyond of what is expected. I highly recommend Ron. You will not regret your decision on choosing him. Ron and Doreen thank you for all you did. ~ Gabriela, February 2016
Glad Ron Was on My Side
As with most divorces I suspect things get tense and a bit confusing going through the process. But Ronald was there with me every step of the way when I needed him. He and his highly trained staff are easy to work with, really know their business. Ronald supports his clients and keeps his client’s interest as his top priority. This made a very difficult situation much easier and understandable. Thank goodness he was on my side and not on the other side. I would highly recommend Ronald and his team should someone require their services. ~ John, September 2015
Mr. Bell Genuinely Cares…as If I Were Family
After 2 lawyers dropped my case with numerous delays, Attorney Ronald Bell was able to promptly bring it back on the grid. And he remains mindful to successfully bring my case to conclusion. Mr. Bell genuinely cares and protects my interests as if I were a family member. Attorney Bell is an elite, practicing with exceptional knowledge and abilities making him “the reference” in the field. ~ Suzanne, September, 2015.
Always Taken Care Of and Respected…Negotiation Skills Not to Be Reckoned With
Mr. Bell’s negotiation skills are not to be reckoned with! I was stopped on US Highway 55 for an accident that was in front of me with nowhere to go when I was rear ended by two vehicles. I had a very difficult and complicated case because of the two other motorists. They wanted separate claims and jurisdiction. I had many injuries (previous, related and unrelated). I would not have received hardly any compensation for my injuries without Mr. Bell’s help. But we won with tremendous results. I was impressed with Mr. Bell’s knowledge, straight forwardness, honesty, and his negotiation skills are not to be reckoned with! He is one who plays to the letter of the law to build a strong foundation. He and his exceptional staff worked very hard to gather all medical and personal witnesses to attest to my character and the changes that had occurred in me. I always felt taken care of and respected by not only Mr. Bell but also his entire staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. ~ Toni, August 2015
I Like My Lawyer!
Mr. Bell and his staff were very helpful to my husband and me. He is very professional and also a kind person. We were successful in our case. I would highly recommend him to anyone. ~ Loretta, August, 2015
Ronald brought notable care and attention to the particular needs and dynamic of our family circumstances. Creative and insightful in addressing our challenges, he presented us with multiple options and painstakingly explained the implications of each. With his guidance, we felt well equipped to make a series of informed legal decisions and take the steps needed to protect our interests. We would return without hesitation. ~ Stephen, June 2015
A Divorce Made Manageable with the Outstanding Help of Ronald Bell
I wanted to write this review for my outstanding attorney Ronald Bell. Ron was able to turn a very unpleasant divorce into a manageable divorce. I was able to work side by side with Ron and his team of professionals throughout this whole experience. It was truly a pleasure working with Ron and Doreen. Ron helped me along through this whole process from A-Z, in the office as well as in court. Thanks again for all your help. If your looking for an attorney, Ron’s your man. ~ Todd, May 2015
Highly Recommended Estate Planning Attorney
My Husband and I had Ron work up our estate planning and power of attorney documents, something I put off way too long. Ron came highly recommended by a close friend. He made the process I feared as smooth as glass. He took us through the legal process step by step and now I don’t have to worry about how things will be handled during those potentially stressful times. I highly recommend Ron without reservation for your legal matters. ~ Linda, Estate Planning Client, April 2015
Professional and Compassionate- the best!
I needed an attorney when I found out my ex-husband cashed out the stocks we had set aside for our youngest daughter’s education. I did a search for attorneys I my area and Ronald Bell was at the top of that list. I made an appointment with him and was visibly upset when we met. His down to earth demeanor along with his knowledge set me at ease that day- I have not forgotten to this day. In addition to that the young lady who checked me in that day was one of the nicest people I have ever met. When it was time to go to court Ron handled everything and was direct with the opposing attorney as to my wants. Thanks to Ron- my daughter is I her second college year and will graduate with little debt. I couldn’t thank him enough for all he did for me. I continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a gray attorney. Thank you again Ron! ~ Karen, April 2015
Thank You So Much Ron!
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your help with my case. I’m glad I chose the right lawyer. Very appreciative to come across you and get everything for my dui dropped!! Truly amazed and blessed. ~ Kyle, September 2015.
Ron Bell is very aggressive and knowledgeable. When getting divorced, do as he says it’s only in your best interest even if you don’t like what he has to say. I got everything I wanted even after at times I wanted to give up he still fought for me. The day of my divorce waiting outside the court room waiting my turn, Ron Bell approached another attorney and started arguing for a different client of his so that showed me that his clients are always on his mind. Thank you again Ron Bell. ~ Divorce Client, March 2015
There are Lawyers and There are Lawyers that Become your Friend, Family, Advocate and Triumphant
Loud and mean and combative does not equate to a better lawyer, outcome or to Ron Bell’s style. Ron Bell is about settling your case for and with the benefits of the children first, you second as I feel it should be. Understand, though Ron is far from a push over, I would not want to be on the opposing side that played unfair or dirty against him.
My case is unique for my custody case dealt with a special needs child that has a profound cognitive deficit along with medical issues. However, I felt as well as Ron that the preponderance of evidence was in my favor to be awarded the vast majority of visitation, even sole custody, Ron looked at the bigger long-term picture and tried hard to facilitate a fair, and equitable settlement for all that would best suit my special child.
Even with a loud, egotistical and arrogant IMHO opposing attorney, Ron handled himself professionally, though threw and connected his punches when appropriate and stifled me when I went off on the opposing attorney (he, the opposing attorney deserved it). Most important to you regarding this review is I walked away with the vast majority of time with my child, eliminated all the financial issues and can meet with my gods knowing it was handled properly. Ron never lost any of the battles and won the case hands down.
The next most important consideration, fees! Ron’s bill for handling the last 5 months of this 9-month case was less than two other lawyers with room to spare. Ron only bills for time worked on the case and Ron took my calls 24×7, and I mean this. He or his office would return my calls and texts in minutes or hours and even sooner, when I said it was an emergency. I know most other lawyers would have billed me 50,000 or more while my total bill was a fraction of this amount. Ron attended four way meetings, status calls, hearings, time with witnesses and numerous face-to-face meetings with me as well as several calls. Bottom line I still receive texts and calls from Ron and his office just asking how things are going. I know they sincerely care.
Therefore, in my opinion after an ugly contested divorce 10 years back, other custody battles, and this final contested custody battle I am glad I found Ron Bell, I, and my special needs child sincerely recommend Ron Bell to represent you and your family for all matters of law. ~ Happy Divorce Client, March 2015
Divorced at 6 Weeks
I choose Ron Bell for my divorce of 15 years because of the reviews online, it was the quality of personal attention that I got during this difficult time, never had to wait for an answer and was filed and done in 6 weeks. Time to move forward. ~ Divorce Client, March 2015
Excellent Rating for Military Divorce Client
I got married while I was on active duty and got out and joined my local reserve unit out here. When my former spouse asked for a divorce I had a week before I had to go out of state for almost a year to find a good divorce lawyer. I came across Ron on a Google search and met up with him and explained everything that was going on. While I was away he made every attempt to answer my phone calls and answer any questions I had and kept my mind at ease with the whole process. He really knows what hes doing and will be very up front with you. I have nothing but good things to say about him and would recommend him to friends or family. ~ Zachary, Divorce Client, February 2015
Paternity Case Resolved…You Can’t Go Wrong With Ron
Living in Texas, we had a situation that involved a paternity claim against a person who was now living in Illinois. To complicate matters, the person died during the middle of the process. What resulted was a complete stop to the numerous transactions and communication between the offices of the Atty General for both Texas and Illinois as well as social security paperwork that was in process.
We contacted several local lawyers in Texas that didn’t know what to do and could not help. Fortunately, we were able to find Ron Bell via an internet search. Flying blind, we only had his impeccable credentials to put our trust in.
Result: Our case was handled with the utmost professionalism and we were continually updated on the status of the case. Despite the complexity of our case, it was resolved remarkably fast with what we thought and felt was a very fair and extremely satisfactory outcome for everyone involved. Not only does Ron know his business, but he knows many in the business and his professional network is remarkable.
You can’t go wrong with Ron, but you might without him. ~ Rob, Paternity Client, February 2015
Blindsided after 20 years!
In late September, my husband asked me for a divorce after 20 years of marriage! Feeling betrayed and totally alone, I searched for any help / advice that I could get. I Googled “Divorce Attorney” and was fortunate enough to find Mr. Bell. I was able to schedule an appointment with him immediately and I began to feel better as he guided me in the right direction. Less than 90 days later, my divorce is now final and although still very raw and painful, I feel that the next Chapter in my life is now beginning. Having never experienced this level of pain in my life before, it was so comforting to have such a knowledgeable Attorney and staff in my corner! I will Definitely keep his number handy, should I ever need any legal assistance in the future! If you need someone professional, Reliable and compassionate, please give him a call. You won’t be disappointed! ~ Stacy, Divorce Client, December 2014
I Recommend Ronald Bell…
I was very fortunate to have Ronald Bell. Ronald will fight passionately for you. He is responsive and will get back to you with your questions and concerns. He is always prepared and ready to fight on your behalf. Ronald takes time to care. You will be in good hands with him and he will help you get through your difficult times successfully. ~ Gina B., Divorce Client, September 2014
Thank You for All the Hard Work
I’m a college educated architect by trade, but decided to be a stay at home dad to take care of our son. Thanks to Ron I received custody of my son, child support and alimony. I was able to stay in the house. Thank you for all of your hard work and returning my calls in a timely manner. ~ Sincerely, Eduardo, November 2013
A Complex Divorce (26 year marriage)…
I never write these but this will come easy for me. Ron is by far the wisest and brightest attorney I’ve ever had the good fortune to have found. My divorce was full of complex issues from the start over a year and half ago. From major property division, business, 401k’s, college for children, crazy allegations, and support…the list went on. Ron took the bull by the horns and orchestrated my case like a master conductor.
He is a very knowledgeable individual with a sense of brilliant, creative ideas. He had my ex-husband’s attorneys eating out of his hands. I have to say his caliber of attorney is a rare find in the suburbs and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is searching for a first class lawyer. You won’t be left holding the bag with an advocate like him on your side. I have no regrets – you were worth every single dollar spent! Now on with my life! ~ Barbara, Lake Forest Complex Divorce Client, October 2013
Best Source for Legal Inquiries…
Mr. Bell has consulted and represented me in a number of cases. Mr. Bell has always proven to be the best source for any legal inquiries that I have had. Mr. Bell is always clear with the situation at hand, and maintains a level of empathy that is very comforting. I highly recommend Mr. Bell looking to resolve any legal inquiries correctly, the first time! ~ Frank, Debt Settlement Client, September 2013
I Feel Blessed to Have Been Represented by Ronald Bell…
Needing a lawyer during a emotional and scary time can be hit or miss. I hit a Home Run by my choice in Mr Bell. He educated me and kept me so well informed during my divorce. There were so many issues to deal with and he just took the bat and hit home runs for me. The other side had wimps compared to him – 3 to his one couldn’t even compare to his expertise. He is understanding, yet firm and to the point. Thank you Ron Bell you got me through this nightmare – your fees were reasonable and fair. You said upfront this is the cost and you kept your word. You’re my hero! ~ Susan L., Divorce Client
Ron Bell is Outstanding!
I was arrested and charged with a D.U.I. while sitting outside my house having a beer with my car keys at my side!! I was also charged with two other offenses.
Ron knew this was so wrong!! He knew this would be a hard battle to win because of a fourteen year old D.U.I., but took my case. He was up front and honest from the get go. He did a great job of preparing me and our witness for trial. He told me exactly what to expect and did not hold back or sugar coat anything! Which was scary, but I needed to hear it.
The court day came and we were going to have a jury trial, but instead opted to take the judges suggestion of a bench trial. Ron explained all the pros and cons of a bench trial and left the decision up to me. Ron did an incredible job of defending me and getting to the truth! He even got the arresting officer to admit he was wrong on the stand!! After what seemed like a lifetime the judge came back with no conviction on the D.U.I.!!!! The only charge was a open container of alcohol, which is a misdemeanor. We went before a real hard nose judge too, but Ron defended me so well that the judge showed his good wisdom. Ron is straight forward, hard working and a very likable person. If you need help in any way, hire this man!! I can not say enough good things about Ron the attorney or the person!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you Ron!! ~ Andrew R., DUI/DWI Matter, September 2012
Ron Bell, Took My Case and Won. He Always Called Me Back and Would Come to the Phone When I Called. His Staff is Great, Too…
Ron Bell, took my case and won, the other attorneys I went to kept saying to settle and Mr. Bell said you are in the right and you do not have to settle. (but did leave that option open)
He always called me back and would come to the phone when I called. His staff is great too. He is an aggressive attorney that gets the job done. I enjoyed his passion & he was 100% a professional.
If you want to work with an attorney that really cares and is passionate about your case (& takes your calls) and he has a high success rate of wins too, then Ron Bell is the one for you.
A friend found him on the web and then forwarded me his firm’s web-site — that is how I became a client and I thank her every day. I will never use another attorney.
Thank you Ron Bell from me and my family, you earned this recommendation. ~ John. J, General Practice Matter, September, 2012
The GREATEST ATTORNEY a Mind Like a Chess Player, Saved Me…
Others said I could not win. Mr. Bell, who I came to realize, has a very fine mind figured it out. He then worked day and night to get results. ~ Tom, Personal Injury Client, September 2012
I have known Ron for at least a dozen years. I have come to appreciate his wise and insightful counsel on a variety of legal matters. His experience as an Assistant Attorney General helped my firm tremendously in our dealings with governmental and regulatory agencies. As a litigator Ron is a bulldog. He represented our interests without any equivocation. His advice and counsel to our employees on their personal matters such a real estate, domestic relations, and personal injury was exemplary. Without any hesitation, Ron Bell has my respect as an excellent legal strategist and tactician. He is honest and straightforward in his practice. Be careful if you hire Ron to represent you because he will do just that! ~ Rick, Litigation Client, September 2012
Ron Bell Handled a Contract Dispute…
I just want to say that Ron handled my contract case in an exceptionally professional manner. An equipment company said they were losing money on the deal and refused to finish the work. We were able to get the opposing party to make good on their promise to install equipment at my business.
One of Ron’s greatest gifts is his ability to think outside the box and get things done in a creative way. He was able to use an innovative approach to the case that took the other side totally off balance. Ron is an easy going person that is very well though out. He knows what he’s going to do when he walks into court and takes control.
It’s rare that an attorney of his caliber is easily accessible. He always gets back to me within the same day or sooner. ~ Charles, Business Client, September 2012
Attorney Ronald Bell Review…
Ronald Bell is an amazing attorney. Ron is very knowledgable about all aspects of law. Ron is always willing to give great advise. When meeting with Ron I never feel rushed. Ron leaves no small detail unturned. I have and will continue to recommend Ron to any of my friends. Ron is truely a legal “jack of all trades” and his vast history makes him ready to handle most any legal matters in a professional and fair manner. Ron’s legal fees have always been reasonable. Other Attorneys have respect for Ron. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case that Ron handled even though other attorneys gave me a poor prognosis for success. ~ Scott, Business Client, September 2012
Mr. Bell handled a complex copyright trade mark litigation for my company in federal court and blew away the other attorneys. I issued him again in a serious personal injury case and he did a excellent job. He was always in contact and available to me. He is the most knowledgeable attorney I’ve ever met. He did a divorce for my friend and got her custody. He is the best and easy to work with. His fees are fair and reasonable. When he goes into a court room he is in his element. ~ Heather, Personal Injury Client, September 2012
Want Ron for My Attorney for Life!
Ron Bell is a fine example of what a lawyer should be. I rate him above the rest for many years as I have dealt with many attorneys ( I run a large company). He has proven that he has more than a license to practice law – his competence is outstanding. I want Ron as my Attorney for 2007 and for that matter, life. Thank you Ron for not only taking my call personally (late at night over the holiday season), but for your expertise in many complex issues. You’re my man Ron. Thank you and may we have a Happy and Prosperous New Year. ~ Business Client, January 2007