We have received unparalleled recognition in the legal field, including being selected by Top Lawyers of North America, Super Lawyers, Elite Lawyers, Top Attorney by the Herald and the Readers Choice Award by TBR News Media.
We are some of the most sought after attorneys in the industry. We have worked hard to build a reputation as tough litigators. Proven results. Who are passionate about our clients’ interests and will not stop until our clients are placed in the best possible position for success. We provide very honest feedback at the outset about your case and chances of success and continue with feedback throughout litigation as the case develops. This sets us apart from other law firms, since we will not accept a case that we believe lacks merit. If you have been wronged by your employer, standing up for your rights may seem intimidating. At The Bell Law Group, we understand the pressure that you are facing, and we are here to help. Mr. Bell and his team of experienced attorneys are dedicated to asserting the rights of federal employees and government contractor employees nationwide.
We are confident that no other law firm consistently gets similar results on behalf of federal employees to what we have obtained. Our firm has garnered a high level of respect from Judges, Agency Counsel, and peers in the industry.
Some of the matters in which our Attorneys have successfully represented government employees include security clearance cases (both at the SOR and DOHA stage), employment discrimination at the EEOC, Office of Special Counsel complaints and whistleblower retaliation, proposed disciplinary and performance actions, Merit Systems Protection Board appeals and Disability Retirement Applications. We have represented employees of many federal agencies, ranging from DHS, USDA, and DOD to USPS, FDIC, and NASA. Attorney Bell can assist workers in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proceedings, Oral Conference Hearings, Mediations, and in OPM matters. We serve federal employees nationwide and overseas. We can handle your case from beginning to end including trials and appeals.
We invite you to review our successful results page. Our successful results describe various cases we have handled through the years and exemplifies how our knowledge in the industry translates to results.
In furtherance to our mission of assisting Federal Employees, we have been retained by numerous Federal Employee unions to be their exclusive advocate in matters related to Disciplinary Actions, MSPB, Security Clearance and Disability Retirement. We are proud representative of AFGE Local 2, 1754 1843 and 1167. In recognizing our work and zealous reputation, we were retained by the National FEMA union to formally negotiate there Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which was an honor for us to represent the collective FEMA union.
Collectively, we have over 100 years of combined experience in Federal Employee related legal matters! Contact us and take advantage of that vast wealth of experience.Mission Statement
Our mission is very simple: CLIENTS FIRST! The “Clients First” attitude will dictate EVERY DECISION that is made when working on the matter for which we are retained. The goal is to ensure that EVERY CLIENT will experience our lawyers and staff taking a genuine interest in every matter we handle. We will be honest with our clients from the initial contact through the end of our handling of each matter, and will keep our clients informed and updated on the status of their cases. We will be easily accessible to our clients, answer all questions and return calls in a timely matter. Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations. We will dedicate ourselves to these values.
For our firm Lawyers and Staff, we will work as a team and foster an enjoyable working environment. We will have open communication, sharing from each other’s experiences and supporting each other when necessary. We will continue to learn to sharpen our experience and keep updated on recent changes in the law. We will treat each other with mutual respect, and will show dedication and loyalty to the Law Firm as well as our profession.
For our community, we will continue to be active supporters of local not-for-profit organizations, donating time and resources to causes that hold the same values we share. We will continue to find outlets to educate the community on their legal rights, with the intention of empowering individuals by providing knowledge that may be beneficial to them.
Federal employees may find themselves subject to agency disciplinary and performance actions. For some, this may come in the form of a proposal for a removal, downgrade, or suspension. If you are in this position, you have the right to provide an oral and/or written reply, as well as submit witness statements and other documentation. Employees must be afforded due process during certain proceedings, and they may be able to assert affirmative defense(s), such as discrimination by the agency, a violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA), and procedural due process errors.
It may be difficult for a federal employee to fight an unfair disciplinary or performance action on his or her own because of complexities inherent to the proceedings. These include nuances in the burden of proof that the agency must meet, depending on issues such as whether the employer is alleging misconduct or non-performance. Also, in many cases a group of mitigating factors known as the Douglas factors should be considered before a decision on a proposal is made. Some of the Douglas factors include the nature and seriousness of the offense, the employee’s past disciplinary record, and the consistency of the penalty when compared to other employees charged with similar offenses. If you were served with a Proposal for Disciplinary action, contact immediately for assistance. The Agency takes as long as they want to perform their investigation against you and try to place you at a disadvantage by limiting the time you have to respond. Our Law Firm levels the playing field.Protect Your Rights as an Employee by Consulting with an Experienced Attorney
If you need help fighting a disciplinary action, MSPB matter, Filing an EEO, filing for disability retirement or fighting a Security Clearance matter (as a Federal Employee or Government Contractor) you should speak to a lawyer experienced in this area as soon as possible. To schedule a free appointment with The Bell Law Group, call us at 855-566-2355 or contact us online. We have offices conveniently located in New York City, Long Island, Washington, D.C., and Florida, and we are able to assist federal employees in any state nationwide.
We invite you to visit our Successful Results Page, our Client Review Page as well as our Media Page to learn what we are truly about. We want you to be our next satisfied client! We will have a team of attorneys behind you, fighting for you every step of the way.
“You no longer have to show that age was the sole factor in the decision to either fire or otherwise take an adverse action. All you have to do is show that it was a motivating factor.”
- Jon Bell on Newsmax TV
“You can’t go to your employees and say, ‘Well, I don’t have enough money this pay period, but I’ll pay you when I have the money.’ You’re not allowed to do that, whether you’re a federal worker or a private sector individual.”
- Jon Bell on Yahoo FinanceBell on Newsmax TV
“You need to consider people based on their qualifications and their job performance, rather than the way that they look.”
- Jon Bell on Yahoo! Finance
“Despite retroactive pay, these government employees want to go back to work. They want to provide a service for the government and for the country.”
- Jon Bell on News Channel 8
We are very selective in the cases we handle. Because of this, we can handle each case with the attention and passion it deserves. The vast majority of cases we handle are on a contingency fee, meaning there is not up front costs to our clients and we only charge a fee if we are successful.
Jon Bell is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
Susan Tylar has dedicated her legal career to being an advocate for the rights of workers in the workplace. Ms. Tylar received her law degree from Hofstra Law School.
Andrea Batres is a Partner. She graduated from Hofstra Law School in 2010, and is admitted to practice in New York State as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
No matter what anyone says, experience matters. Whether you are a Federal Employee, Private Sector Employee or Management or Employer, qualified and zealous representation requires detailed knowledge of specific processes, court procedures, applicable agency laws and regulations, and more.
Some cases, whether brought by an employee or requiring a defense of an employer present challenges from the beginning. We passionately pursue our clients cases to ensure we obtain the best possible result for them.
Attorney Jon Bell started this firm after realizing that for him to do his job well, he needed to feel a personal stake in each case he took. He needed to find the clients he believed in and could support 100%. It is this desire to stand with our clients to the end that drives our law firm today.
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Mr. Bell is admitted in NY and CT.
Outside of NY and CT, his practice is limited to Federal Courts and Agencies.
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