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Murray W. Bell, J.D.


Admission Details

  • Admitted in 1988, Iowa
  • 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • 1993, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Law School Attended

University of Iowa
Class of 1988

University Attended

Marycrest College
Class of 1986

Birth Information

Ogden, Utah

Associations & Memberships

Iowa Bar Association; Nation Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Representative Cases

In the Interest of E.A., 552 N.W. 2d 135 (Iowa 1996) District Court ruled against client; Attorney Bell appealed on behalf of client – Court of appeals reversed Ruling of District Court and remanding for further proceedings Gartin v. Taylor, 557 N.W. 2d 410 (Iowa 1998); Attorney Bell obtained a favourable ruling for Gartin from District Court, Taylor appealed, Supreme Court Affirmed Ruling of District Court for Gartin State v. Brown, 666 N.W.2d 619 (Iowa App. 2003); Reversed conviction and Remanded for new trial State v. Bolsinger, 706 N.W. 560 (Iowa 2006); Reversed conviction on 3 counts of sexual abuse 3rd degree, over ruling State v. Vander Esch, 662 N.W.2d 689, (Iowa App. 2002).