Colin S. Bell is an associate attorney with Stewart Law Group. An experienced DUI defense lawyer, early in his legal career Bell was a Tombstone prosecutor. Today, he is a stalwart defender of his clients' rights.
With more than a decade in criminal practice, Bell has seen too many drivers accused of DUI give-up without presenting an adequate defense. They accept plea deals when a trial was winnable. Or they hire inexperienced lawyers at a reduced rate, convinced it doesn't matter. A self-fulfilling prophecy, they almost always get what they paid for – inadequate legal representation. Some try to save money by representing themselves. But because they do not know their rights, DUI law, or criminal procedure, the results are often unfair, unjust, and permanent.
After admission to the Arizona bar in 2009, Bell moved to Tombstone to join the Cochise County Attorney's Office as a Deputy County Attorney. He prosecuted felony and misdemeanor cases on the US-Mexico border for over four years. Bell applies the insight he gained as a prosecutor in the defense of his clients against DUI and other criminal charges. Bell has built a successful criminal defense practice with a strong, positive reputation in the Arizona legal community. In 2020, he received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award.
Originally from Western Canada, Bell was a 2003 Jason Long Memorial Scholarship recipient. He obtained his BA in native studies, history, and political science from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2005). On a National Merit Scholarship, Bell earned his JD from Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts (2008), where he was a law student prosecutor (Hampden County District Attorney’s Office), Moot Court competitor, and graduating class speaker.
Admitted to the US District Court for the District of Arizona, Bell is also an executive committee member of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Arizona and sits on its Future Criminal Practitioner Scholarship Committee.