Practice groups

Workers' Compensation

Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2007)

Clemson University, B.A. (2004)

Bar Admissions

SC

Kristian C. Bell

Of Counsel

103-A S. Catawba Street
P.O. Box 2046
Lancaster, SC 29721-2046
T: 855-365-0926
D: 803-285-0004
F: 888-811-7144

kbell@dmclaw.com





Kristian C. Bell is Of Counsel with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She concentrates her practice in the area of employment law, with a particular emphasis in workers' compensation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bell worked as an attorney for a Columbia-based firm practicing in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment, and retail/hospitality. She has also practiced in national commercial business litigation.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Bell serves the state of South Carolina as a member of the Judicial Merit Selection Commission, which is the panel responsible for evaluating the qualifications and fitness of candidates for all judicial positions on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, and other courts of this state that are filled by election of the South Carolina General Assembly.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Columbia Business Monthly’s 2013 Legal Elite – Workers' Compensation
  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands’ 2013 Board Member of the Year

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Examination of a Workers' Comp Claim from A to Z,” South Carolina Black Lawyers Association Retreat, Nov. 2014

Publications:

  • “6 Mistakes Managers Make in Performance Reviews,” JDSupra.com, Dec. 2014
  • “Avoid the ‘Summer Blues’:  Things to Consider as You Prepare Your Firm For Summer Associate Programs,” The Defense Line, Vol. 41, Issue 1, Summer 2013
  • “Managing Litigation Risk:  Practice Pointers ‘From Soup To Nuts,’” Kristian M. Cross and Brian Comer, Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter Newsletter, Dec. 2012
  • “Dorothy, You’re Not in Law School Anymore” (Contributing Editor), South Carolina Lawyer, Feb. 2011
  • 2010 Tort Law Desk Reference – A Fifty State Compendium (Contributing Editor)
  • 2009 Tort Law Desk Reference – A Fifty State Compendium (Contributing Editor)

Admissions and Licenses:

  • South Carolina Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of South Carolina

Memberships:

  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar
  • South Carolina Black Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Community Involvement:

  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (Vice President)

Education:

  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law (2007)
  • B.A., Clemson University (2004), cum laude with departmental honors, Communications