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The Bell Law Group supported my appeal to a potential termination from a GG-14 federal job for personal behavior that was extensive and recent. Initially I considered not seeking legal representation since I was not in a position to contest the allegations, but I’m very grateful to Mr. Bell and Ms. Berk for their stellar counsel and representation. Ms. Berk was very thorough in crafting my appeals letter and integrating documentation to highlight my 30-years of exemplary federal service and demonstrate my rehabilitative treatment regime. Mr. Bell methodically helped me prepare for and participated in my personal appearance. As a result of their dedicated efforts I was returned to work without any impact to my pay or benefits. I highly recommend their services and have done so to others facing similar actions.

Warmest regards!

- Craig Morrison


A few months ago, after I was served with a Notice of Proposed Removal from my federal agency, and at the recommendation of a friend, I contacted the law offices of The Bell Group. It was the best decision that I could have made. From beginning to end, Nathalie, John, and the staff were very attentive, professional, respectful, and even empathetic. They took the time to carefully look at and dissect the charges against me and examined the supporting evidence for my case. They walked me through the appeal process and helped me prepare an appropriate response. Thanks to God and to their excellent work, I won my appeal and I have resumed my day-to-day duties as a federal employee. I highly recommend The Bell Group, not just because of their high quality work, but because they actually listen to and care about their clients.

- Mario Guillermo


My stress was lifted when I received a call from Judith Schwartz. She had good news, my Disability Retirement was approved.

My employer denied my disability retirement.

Judith explained the process very throughly. She told me that OPM sent the approval letter to Bell Law Group and that my copy should be coming soon. Judith said all the request in letter were addressed and that I did not have to do anything.

I googled disability lawyers and because of the positive reviews I chose Bell Law Group.

I reside in Delaware and John still accepted my case.


My stress was lifted when I received a call from Judith Schwartz. She had good news, my Disability Retirement was approved.

My employer denied my disability retirement.

Judith explained the process very throughly. She told me that OPM sent the approval letter to Bell Law Group and that my copy should be coming soon. Judith said all the request in letter were addressed and that I did not have to do anything.

I googled disability lawyers and because of the positive reviews I chose Bell Law Group.

I reside in Delaware and John still accepted my case.

I knew I was going to be approved after I read the Declaration prepared by Elissa Krell. The entire staff was courteous, efficient and professional. Choose Bell Law Group. They get the job done. Thanks for making this day one of the happiest days of my life.

- Dee Richardson


Bell Law Group (BLG) did a fantastic job of working with the employing agency and doctor to ensure a solid disability retirement package was submitted to OPM. BLG was able to navigate all the issues successfully. Application submitted to OPM 2/2018. Case approved 11/2018. Highly recommend BLG for federal disability cases.

- Sal M


Bell Law Group saved my career! Their team of lawyers fight hard and will work around the clock to help you against any problems you can run into. Mrs Tyler was my attorney and if not for her professional expertise and hard work on my case I would of lost everything. Thank you Bell Law Group for helping my family and I.

- Sinister Apocolypse


I give the Bell Law firm my highest rating. Jon Bell and his associates are exceptional. I have worked with Jon and his associates on three separate legal issues. They were always responsive, understood the law well, and were compassionate about the issues of engaging in a law suit.

They have an excellent team of attorneys and staff that to work on your case. I would strongly recommend them to anyone.

- Jeffrey Kassinove


Best federal law attorney anyone could wish for. Case after case never a disappointment for our Local.

- Cynthia Lee


Before I retained Mr. Bell to represent me, my agency stonewalled me for over a year. I decided that I needed good representation. After retaining the Law Offices of Jonathan Bell, Mr. Bell got my agency to admit that I was not treated fairly in a few short months. His calm, firm and fair approach to negotiation made the agency realize that they did not want to go to trial. He was able to secure a large settlement and recovered my legal fees. I am certain that his representation made a huge difference and I would not have had the positive outcome without him fighting for me.

- Thomas Fernandez


I enlisted the help of this law firm regarding my pending security clearance investigation. After nearly 2 years of confronting the government myself I decided it was time to get help. This firm was knowledgeable and sympathetic to my situation. With their help I was able to acquire resolution with in one month of contacting their office. I would highly recommend Jonathan Bell and his team to defend others in similar situations.

- Nick Solomon


My experience working as a city letter carrier for the USPS in Shreveport, Louisiana was an absolute nightmare. In the beginning of my career, things were great until I sustained injuries on the job. After the injuries, came the mistreatment and disability discrimination from management. Over about a 10 year span, on my own, I filed grievance after grievance, and EEO after EEO. The grievances and EEO's would stop management's bad behavior for a little while, but eventually I grew weary of feeling like I was fighting a loosing battle. I was done fighting the USPS by myself. I was told about The Law Office of Jonathan Bell by my aunt who had been successful using Jonathan Bell's firm. I called Jonathan Bell, and the rest really is history! With the help of some pretty awesome attorneys within the firm, I was able to win my disability discrimination lawsuit against the USPS for a pretty nice settlement. Once that was completed, they also handled my federal disability retirement application. As of August 22, 2015, I am officially retired from the USPS. I am so impressed with everyone that I had the pleasure of working with at this firm. They were always there for me. The Law Office of Jonathan Bell is absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!

- Amanda P. Durden

"Jonathan Bell Law Firm was the best phone call I ever made. Mr. Bell and the Lawyers that work at this firm are excellent. They were courteous, kind and you could always reach them right away, when you needed them. Most of all they won my retirement disability case for me, even though the Doctors did not want to cooperate with them. They guided me step by step through the entire process and were very helpful. They literally saved my life. Because of them, I have a bright new future. I recommend them highly to anyone who needs their help. They truly are as good as they, and anyone who has used them, say they are. They also have more than 100 years of combined experience. I thank you Mr. Bell, Alex Kaminski and Elissa Krell who were involved in helping me. You guys are the best…. "

- Donna M. C.


"The Bell Law Group represented me in my successful federal disability retirement application and I was super satisfied with the result! I was still employed and felt able to work when I retained Mr. Bell – even though my health care professionals warned me repeatedly I was harming myself. Because I was working and wanted to keep giving my best efforts, I was not optimistic about my disability retirement application. Mr. Bell never made me promises of success, never gave assurances that there would be an early decision, and never cited his firm’s 98%+ winning percentage of the cases. Key in disability retirement cases is documentation, and it turned out that there was extensive documentation to back up my case. But that meant a lot of unglamorous and tedious work getting the documents and putting them together, and then briefing on why the medical documentation showed I could not do my job, despite satisfactory performance evaluations. As a lawyer myself for an organizational client, I still hadn’t imagined the practical obstacles that can arise for individual claimant navigating this area. Mr. Bell’s associate Elissa Krell handled everything with patience, perseverance, and attention to detail. I admit without equivocation that I would never have been able to complete the process on my own. Fifteen months after retaining Mr. Bell’s office, and some time after receiving the federal disability application, my agency joined in and forwarded it to Office of Personnel Management. It was then I began to see a likelihood of success. I’d also advise anyone going through this process to get legal counsel, and, as I suggested at the outset, would recommend the law office of Mr. Bell without reservation."

- Lynda M.


"When I first contacted on September 2014 Mr. Jonathan Bell at Bell Law Group, PLLC by phone and explained to him about my physical condition that was not letting me performed my job as Customs and Border Protection Officer, his answer was ” I guarantee you that with our help and this firm representing you, you will get the disability retirement approve” and I believed him.

Attorneys Ms. Elissa Krell and Ms. Lola Klis from Bell Law Group, with their outstanding experience and professionalism, they supported and guided me with all I needed, from Doctor’s requirement letters, forms that needed to be filled out (they filled out all the forms I only signed them), they also mailed the disability retirement package where it needed to be mailed. Always, within their busy schedule, answered my emails and phone calls. And they were always in top of what it needed to be done.

It took from four to five months to put all paperwork together and five months to OPM approved my disability retirement, which I believe is a record (OPM takes from six months to a year to process disability retirement if the paper work is not done properly)

I’m thankful for the excellent work done by Bell Law Group, Attorneys Ms. Krell and Ms. Klis. It was worth every penny!!!!."

Felix J.


"I am an 11 year employee with TSA-DHS. I unintentionally violated a procedure when working in the checkpoint. TSA management set forth a proposal for removal. I contacted Jonathan Bell immediately. I had spoken to him several months earlier and he explained he did not want any money at this time until the actual proposal was presented. This was refreshing because other firms were wanting to nickel and dime me before I even got a proposal. Mr.Bell assigned my case to Attorney Josh Friedman. Josh was very helpful to me. He communicated with me sometimes 2 to 3 times a week. He guided me through the entire legal process. I never felt I was alone in this battle. That was such a great blessing. I think the most telling feature of his representation came from the Deciding Official himself. He stated that Josh had put together one of the best organized, comprehensive,professional and complete Affidavit of my response to the proposed removal. The second thing the Deciding Official stated was he had “taken removal off the table.” From there, the decision was made that I would get a letter of counseling and I could get back to work immediately. I have Josh Friedman to thank for all his efforts and knowledge. If you want fair and positive results, I highly recommend Josh Friedman professional representation."

Anonymous


"Throughout my entire career I had never before had any employment issues until, as a DoD civilian, I found myself within a group of military male managers who treated women as unequal to men. As the senior woman within my directorate, I did my best to stand up for myself and other women by following the EEO process and working out an agreement with the agency, but when the agency breached that agreement, I realized that I needed professional assistance. That’s when I called The Bell Law Group and reached Mr. Mordy Yankovich, Esq. Mr. Yankovich filed a breach of agreement motion with the agency, but the agency rendered a decision upholding its actions. Mr. Yankovich then appealed the decision to the EEOC. I’ll never forget the day I received the letter from the EEOC. I had to mentally prepare myself for 30 minutes before opening it. Once I read the decision and order, I felt vindicated and that justice had been served. The decision was that the agency had breached the initial agreement and the agency was ordered to promote me to a GS-14 position and pay me all associated salary and benefits retroactive to one year prior. It also required the agency to pay all of my legal fees. I remember when I called Mordy with the news and he was so excited that they had ruled in “our” favor. I am so glad that I had Mordy on my team. He later negotiated a settlement for me regarding the EEO portion of the case. I learned a great deal from the experience and my life is much better for having gone through this process; I couldn’t have done it without The Bell Law Group."

Anonymous


"Before I retained Mr. Bell to represent me, my agency stonewalled me for over a year. I decided that I needed good representation. After retaining The Bell Law Group, Mr. Bell got my agency to admit that I was not treated fairly in a few short months. His calm, firm and fair approach to negotiation made the agency realize that they did not want to go to trial. He was able to secure a large settlement and recovered my legal fees. I am certain that his representation made a huge difference and I would not have had the positive outcome without him fighting for me. "

Anonymous


"I enlisted the help of this law firm regarding my pending security clearance investigation. After nearly 2 years of confronting the government myself I decided it was time to get help. This firm was knowledgeable and sympathetic to my situation. With their help I was able to acquire resolution with in one month of contacting their office. I would highly recommend Jonathan Bell and his team to defend others in similar situations."

Anonymous


"I wish to thank the entire team for their impressive effort and hard work in obtaining my sought after justice. Attorneys Lola, Melissa and Jonathan were exemplary in their professionalism, courtesy, compassion and understanding of the facts and circumstances that were particular to my case. I would highly recommend The Bell Law Group. They set the standard with many years of experience and thoroughness of case execution beginning with the initial claim and ending with a negotiated settlement agreement. The Bell Law Group went far beyond my wildest expectations. I am highly satisfied and grateful of my case outcome. They are tireless and relentless, when seeking justice for their client. They leave no stone un-turned. In my case , it was justice delayed, but justice not denied. Again, my deepest thanks for all your efforts."

Anonymous


"I give the Bell Law firm my highest rating. Jon Bell and his associates are exceptional. I have worked with Jon and his associates on three separate legal issues. They were always responsive, understood the law well, and were compassionate about the issues of engaging in a law suit.

They have an excellent team of attorneys and staff that to work on your case. I would strongly recommend them to anyone."

Anonymous


"Bell Law Group saved my career! Their team of lawyers fight hard and will work around the clock to help you against any problems you can run into. Mrs Tyler was my attorney and if not for her professional expertise and hard work on my case I would have lost everything. Thank you Bell Law Group for helping my family and I."

Anonymous


"Jonathan Bell and all of the members of his firm not only retain an extensive knowledge of the law, but more over they genuinely care about their clients and will fight tooth and nail for their clients rights. They patiently answer any and all questions about the process and they are empathetic and understanding about the emotional stress that any drawn out legal proceeding can induce on the client. Any time I made a phone call to their firm to ask a question or make an inquiry, I was able to speak to a member of the legal team or I would receive a call back within an hour of my initial call; and anyone who has dealt with any attorney in the country knows that this is a rare quality to find in a legal firm!! But most of all, Jonathan bell and his staff will be honest about your chances at the success of your case with realistic advice based on their experience and knowledge of the system. And best of all, they will not push you into retaining them simply because they want your money.

This firm does something that I never believed possible; they actually make lawyers look good!"

Anonymous


"After being turned down by several federal disability lawyers who refused to take my son’s case because although he was clearly incapable of work due to his severe mental illness, the lawyers thought the case was a loser because my son refused to take medications (due to his severe mental illness), I was ready to give up. But then I spoke to Jonathan Bell who was incredibly compassionate. He thought my son had a reasonable case and although he could not guaranty a win, he did guaranty his firm would work incredibly hard to secure the best outcome possible. It took some time to get all the necessary medical reports, documents etc together but my son received notice that he was approved for disability just 3 1/2 months after his application was submitted. The application package was put together by Ms. Krell and she did a suburb job. I am an attorney in a different field and can tell what excellent “lawyering” is. I recommend this firm without reservation."

Anonymous


"I received a letter of disapproval for my disability retirement, and I had to respond in 30 days for reconsideration. My first question was how could they disapprove me since I had all the required documents. I began searching on the internet and found the website for the Bell Law group and so I contacted them and asked them to help me file for a reconsideration. At first I was hesitant since their location was too far. I’m in the west coast and they are on the opposite end. However after seeing Mr. Bell fight for our rights on youtube during the recent government shutdown, I knew he could help me. I immediately sought his services. It was a good conversation, despite English being a second language to me. My English is kind of hard to understand sometimes but he patiently listened to me. I highly recommend Mr. Bell and his group to represent anybody on their case with Federal disability retirement."

Anonymous


"Thanks to you and your associates, especially Ms.Elissa Krell for all your legal services throughout my challenges with DOHA. Your legal approach was strong, well prepared and most professional during the hearing that made the difference to the Administrative Judge, and led to a favorable decision. This is the first time in my life that I was in need of legal representation, and my first time was a great experience. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know needing legal services. I have been very impressed with Mr. Bell and this law firm- every step of the way…thank you all for your constant professionalism and for everyone’s help and understanding at this firm."

Anonymous


"My experience with Mr. Bell was very good. He exceeded my expectation in terms of his expertise in handling EEOC. He's thorough, knowledgeable, and experience. I was satisfied with the service that he provided and with the outcome of my case. During the whole process of my case, he was informative, and accessible through phone and email. He listened and looked into the case details not only at a legal level, but also at human and emotional level. I was stressed and I'll fated during the course of my case. Because of Mr. Bell's professionalism, I was assured and well prepared to face off with my accuser. We won the case. I encourage others to be honest with him and he will do his best to defend you."

Anonymous


"When I came to Jonathan, a Washington law firm had taken my money and dropped my case because the RMO had died. Jonathan saw the merits of my case and vigorously pursued my complaint. In my case, Jonathan expertly ellicited the truth from less than friendly witnesses. Jonathan's staff are experts in crafting responses that are concise yet to the point of law. Jonathan's handling of my case was so thorough that I was awarded a substantial amount of money. Jonathan is an excellent attorney and I would recommend Jonathan and his law firm to handle any EEO case."

Anonymous


"I found Attorney Bell to be a well verses, knowledgeable lawyer in the field of discrimination. He was compassionate, yet firm enough to reason when needed. I would highly recommend Attorney Bell to my closrest friends and/or relatives. He did an excellent job for me and I learned a lots" from him."

Anonymous


"Rare dedicated professional/human being that actually cares. Without him I would have no chance to fair and just results. Personally I highly recommend Mr. Jonathan Bell to any Federal Employee."

Anonymous


"Jonathan has a laid back style that puts agency managers and HR staff at ease while he lets them hang themselves with their own rope. He is excellent in depositions. His motions were timely filed and the work was top notch. His associate who did most of the written work was excellent and helped me understand aspects of legal writing; she was attuned to my schedule. Jonathan was persistent. He didn't let lazy administrative judges waste away time, and he dogged the agency lawyer relentlessly. He never did anything I told him not to do. He checked with me on everything, and he followed my directions even when he disagreed. I got an excellent settlement, and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg. I thought the fees were very reasonable, and he was very upfront. Relative to other law firms I checked out, he was very forthcoming and attentive--not arrogant or demanding. I just told him I may need him again. My case was federal EEO, and I was very pleased."

Anonymous


"I am so pleased with the services I received from Mr. Bell. I highly recommend him to anyone I come in contact with that needs the services he offers. Several years ago I hired an attorney to help me with an EEO case I filed against my employer. What a nightmare! then I found Mr. Bell, who took over my case and was unbelievably amazing. He not only returned my calls and emails, he did it when he was home with his family. He was supportive, helped me understand what I needed to do, what my options were, worked with me to prepare and understand the entire process. He explained to me all the positive and negative possibilities and was completely upfront about all aspects of the case. I have now found myself in another case and the one thing I was sure about was the first thing I needed to do was call Mr. Bell. It is so refreshing to know that I can count on Mr. Bell during such a difficult time and know no matter the outcome, he's honest, trustworthy putting my best interest first."

Anonymous


"I had been to the best lawyers in the SC and DC areas and all they did was take my money and tell me that I didn't have a case. I found Jonathan Bell on the web when I needed a lawyer and one who believed in my case. From the moment we spoke, I knew that I had a great lawyer that I could trust and that believed in my case. With Jonathan's help, I was vendicated and won my settlement. Since then, I have referred Jonathan to over 5 or 6 of my friends, co-workers, and previous employees and they have won their cases too. If you provide Jonathan all the pertinent information revelant to your case(ammunition); Jonathan is a lawyer that you can count on and that will deliver on winning your case."

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