W. Joe Bell

Joe Bell is a Franklin attorney who focuses his practice on criminal defense, family law and mediation. He is currently accepting new clients in Franklin and the surrounding area.

Education and Experience

Joe Bell is originally from Franklin. At the beginning of his college career, he played football at Samford University. He eventually transferred to David Lipscomb University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. After completing his undergraduate degree, W. Joe Bell enrolled at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He graduated from this institution in 2011 with his Juris Doctor.

While in law school, W. Joe Bell spent time working as an extern for the Knox County Public Defender Community Law Office. He also worked as a student attorney at the University Of Tennessee College Of Law Legal Clinic. After graduating from law school, W. Joe Bell worked as an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Troy L. Bowlin, II for a year.
Joe Bell established his own practice in 2012. He operated this practice in Johnson City and Knoxville before returning to his hometown of Franklin.

Associations and Awards

Joe Bell is a member of several associations, including the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and Williamson County Bar Association. National Trial Lawyers has also listen him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers every year since 2013, and he received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award in 2015.


As an experienced attorney working in Franklin, W. Joe Bell has handled countless criminal defense and family law cases. He also works as a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, assisting clients as they resolve issues related to child custody, paternity or divorce.

Joe Bell understands that facing legal issues is difficult. Whether he is representing you in a criminal defense case or family law matter, you can always count on W. Joe Bell to treat you with compassion and respect. He also makes himself available to answer any questions you may have throughout your case.

Contact a Franklin Attorney

If you are dealing with a family law or criminal defense matter, or if you are interested in mediation services, please contact the Law Office of W. Joe Bell today to schedule a consultation.

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