James J. Bell is a partner with Hoover Hull Turner LLP and practices in the areas of criminal defense and attorney discipline defense. He also represents judges in ethics inquiries, attorneys in civil litigation and provides ethics advice to attorneys. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized seven times as one of the top 50 Super Lawyers in Indiana. James was the 2018 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association and is the past chair of the IndyBar Criminal Justice Section. James has served as Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee and Criminal Justice Section. He is a former state court major felony public defender, former federal CJA panelist, and former member of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board of Directors. For six semesters, James taught professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer and Res Gestae where he writes about attorney ethics.