Andrew W. Bell

Andrew Bell received his Bachelor of Arts from Schreiner University in 2013 and his Juris Doctor from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2016.  Andrew graduated number 6 in his class at Texas A&M University School of Law, and was awarded the State Bar of Texas Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and inducted into the Order of Barristers for his exemplary performance in several of the school’s Moot Court competitions, including Third-Place Best Oralist in the San Diego Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition and Regional Semi-Finalist in the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition.  While at Texas A&M University School of Law, Andrew also won second place in the American Association for Justice Class Action Litigation Group National Law Student Writing Competition, was inducted into Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity, and served on Texas A&M University School of Law’s Journal of Property Law.      

Andrew joined Christian, Smith & Jewell as an attorney in September 2017.  Andrew’s practice at Christian, Smith & Jewell focuses primarily on oil and gas, business, real estate, and securities litigation. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts: Schreiner University, Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctor: Texas A&M University School of Law, Magna Cum Laude

Work History

  • Christian, Smith & Jewell, LLP, Attorney, September 2017 -  Present
  • Kelly, Smith & Red, PC, Attorney, June 2017 – September 2017
  • Circelli, Walter & Young, PLLC, Law Clerk/Attorney, September 2014 – June 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Christian Legal Society

Publications

Clarifying the Scope of Texas’s Cross-Jurisdictional Tolling Rule: An Exception for Putative Class Members with Property-Related Claims, Texas A&M University School of Law Journal of Property Law.

Interests & Hobbies

Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Kellie, and their chocolate labradoodle, Stella.  Andrew also enjoys trading stocks, futures, options and forex, golfing, fishing, grilling, watching football, and volunteering.  Andrew is fluent in Spanish and welcomes any opportunity to speak in Spanish.  Andrew is an active member of First Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge in Houston, Texas.  Andrew is also an alumnus of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

 



Andrew W. Bell
Associate

713.659.7617 phone
abell@csj-law.com