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Judge Stewart Bell is a Superior Court Judge in Nevada
Judge Stewart Bell was elected to the Department 7 bench in
November 2002 and was sworn in as a District Court Judge
in January 2003. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as
Clark County District Attorney from 1995 to 2002.
As District Attorney, Judge Bell was responsible for
managing a staff of nearly 700 people and supervised the
prosecution of nearly 700,000 felonies, misdemeanors and
juvenile matters. He also administered his own law firm in
Las Vegas from 1973 to 1994, specializing in criminal,
business and domestic law.
From 1971 to 1972 he served as a Clark County Public
Defender. He also served as a legal assistant to District Court
Judge Howard W. Babcock from 1970 to 1971. Judge Bell
earned a bachelors of science degree in accounting and
economics from University of Nevada – Las Vegas in 1967.
He earned his juris doctorate in 1970, graduating in the top
15 percent of his class, from the University of California –
Los Angeles Law School. Known for his acute analytical
skills, Judge Bell was the Nevada State High School
Mathematics Champion in 1963 and was named to the Phi
Kappa Phi National Collegiate Academic Honor Society
when he attended UNLV.
Judge Bell served as president of the Clark County Bar
Association in 1980 and as president of the State Bar of
Nevada from 1991 to 1992. He has been a member of the
State Bar since 1971. He was named as an Outstanding
Member of the Clark County Bar Association in 1993. Judge
Bell has received the highest possible rating, "AV," by
His prior judicial experience includes serving as an Alternate
Municipal Judge, a Coroner’s Inquest Hearing Officer and as
a Clark County Juvenile Court Referee.
A graduate of Leadership Las Vegas, Judge Bell has served
as a volunteer and leader for many local charities and
programs. He was named to Who’s Who in America, Men of
Achievement, in 1980. Judge Bell has served as a
manager and coach for the Spring Valley Little League and
in 1993 he managed the Little League Championship Team.
He has been a resident of Nevada since 1954.
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