Donald L. Bell was born on September 29, 1975 in Montgomery, Alabama. I attended high school in Montgomery at Carver Sr. High. After graduating with honors, I felt an urgent need to serve my Country as member of the armed forces. That need led me to enlisting as an active duty member of the United State Marine Corps in August of 1993. The Marine Corps instilled in me the three key principles of Honor, Courage and Commitment which I take with me everyday an incorporate in my practice of law. While on active duty, I had the privilege of attending Campbell University, North Carolina, where I graduated with Honors with an Associated of Arts degree in 1996 and the University of Maryland where I completed by bachelors degree. After six years of honorable service, I received an Honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and immediately went to work as a Deputy Clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court where I developed an interest in Bankruptcy. After working for the Bankruptcy Court, I decided to further pursue my legal career by going to law school. While in law school I had the honor and privilege of working for a preeminent Bankruptcy Trustee in Baltimore City for more than two years. I received my law degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland in May 2003.
I am admitted to Practice law before the Court of Appeals, Maryland and before the Federal District Court, Maryland, and the Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Court.
I am a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Maryland Consumer Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, the Prince Georges County Bar Association, Howard County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association and J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association.
Areas of Practice
- Bankruptcy Law
- Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Chapter 13
- Foreclosure Prevention
- Asset Protection
- Debt Relief
- University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Maryland State Bar Association, Present
- American Bar Association, Present
- Maryland Federal Bankruptcy Bar Association, Present
- Maryland Consumer Bankruptcy Bar Association, Present
- Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Present
- Prince Georges County Bar Association, Present
- Howard County Bar Association, Present
- Montgomery County Bar Association, Present