Andrew P. Bell, Partner

Background and Experience

Andrew P. Bell primarily litigates consumer fraud, mass torts, products liability, qui tam and fair labor standard act (FLSA) cases as class or collective actions and as individual actions. Mr. Bell also handles other areas of litigation, including personal injury, asbestos personal injury and property damage, medical malpractice, premises liability, trademark, and civil rights matters. Mr. Bell has argued before both federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Mr. Bell is a partner and has been at Locks Law Firm since 1996.

Mr. Bell has tried or settled asbestos-related and other personal injury actions resulting in recoveries of millions of dollars for the firm’s clients. Mr. Bell was the lead attorney from the New York office in the New York State "fen/phen" diet drug litigation, in which the firm was co-lead counsel. Mr. Bell and co-counsel brought and settled an FCRA class action against a tenant screening credit agency in which $1.9 million was recovered on behalf of New York City tenants.

Admitted to Practice

New York (1993)
Connecticut (1992)
New Jersey (2010)
United States Supreme Court (2006)
Second Circuit Court of Appeals (2005)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (1993)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (1993)
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (2006)
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut (2007)

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1988 (magna cum laude)
Juris Doctor, Columbia Law School, 1992

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Consumer Advocates
American Association for Justice
Federal Bar Council
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Association of the Bar for the City of New York
Nassau County Bar Association
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