J. Robert Bell III, “Robby”, is a South Florida native who was born and raised in North Palm Beach. He attended Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach where he graduated in the top ten of his class, lettered in varsity football and baseball, and was the recipient of the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. Robby obtained a double major in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude and third in his accounting class in addition to receiving several accolades and remarkable recognition from the FSU College of Business.
While earning his law degree from Stetson University College of Law, Robby excelled in his Trial Advocacy classes, which was nationally ranked as the top law school for trial advocacy. He was also an esteemed member of the Honors Program, Treasurer of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and served as Intramural Sports Chair.
Since embarking on his legal career, Robby has rigorously represented and advocated on behalf of clients adversely afflicted by defective medical devices and harmful drugs in the most complex mass tort cases on both a national and local level. Robby has litigated in state and federal courts around the country including various Multi District Litigations (MDL). Robby is extensively involved in the following medical device and pharmaceutical litigations:
• Metal-on-Metal and Modular Hip Replacements:
o Stryker Rejuvenate/ABG II Modular Hip, Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head, Wright Medical Conserve and ProFemur, Zimmer M/L Taper Kinectiv, Zimmer Durom Cup, OmniLife Apex ARC, DePuy ASR and Pinnacle, Biomet M2a Magnum, and Smith & Nephew Hip Systems
• IVC Filters:
o C.R. Bard, Cook Medical and Cordis
• Hernia Mesh:
o Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur
• Transvaginal Mesh
• Blood-Thinners: Xarelto and Pradaxa
Whether through settlement or litigation, Robby strives to make a significant impact for all of his clients to gain the absolute best outcome possible. As a result, Robby has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for his clients across the country.
In addition to mass tort litigation, Robby represents victims of medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury. Robby is an active member of the American Association for Justice, Palm Beach County Justice Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Stetson Law Alumni Association.
Primary Practice Areas:
• Defective Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation
• Medical Malpractice
• Nursing Home Abuse
• Personal Injury Litigation
• State of Florida (2015)
• Southern District of Florida (2017)
• Middle District of Florida (2017)