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Newsmakers in business: Bell named to national top young lawyers list
Ashley Bell

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell has been named one of the “Top 40 Young Lawyers” in the country by the American Bar Association in its “On the Rise” list.

Bell, an LSU alumnus, has been practicing law for more than a decade and is one of the co-founders of Bell & Washington LLP.

Bell’s expanding national practice includes civil litigation, public finance and more recently labor and employment. The former Hall County commissioner at age 28 argued Harold v. Harold before the Georgia Supreme Court, which set out ethical standards that would go on to be cited at continuing legal education seminars across the state.

Shortly thereafter, Bell became the youngest lawyer listed in the “Red Book” of top municipal bond attorneys, and he has guided more than $750 million in bond transactions that have revitalized impoverished areas across America.

In 2015, he founded 20/20 Leaders of America, the nation’s most influential black and bipartisan coalition of elected officials, legal professionals, civic and business leaders focused on criminal justice reform.