Tina M. Bell, Esq.

Tina Bell Attorney IndianapolisCon­tact or Con­nect with Tina:

(317) 554‑3246
(800) 274‑5559
tina@cfcl-law.com

Tina M. Bell is an asso­ciate with Cline Far­rell Christie & Lee. She’s a for­mer defense attor­ney who rep­re­sented doc­tors, nurses, hos­pi­tals, and their insur­ance com­pa­nies in her early career and has learned the defense tac­tics in med­ical mal­prac­tice cases. Tina now rep­re­sents the vic­tims of med­ical mal­prac­tice and neg­li­gence and brings that knowl­edge to every case.

Prac­tice Area Focus

Tina’s entire career has been focused on help­ing those who have suf­fered from med­ical malpractice.

Achieve­ments

Tina has been named as an Indi­ana Super Lawyer (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Tina was named as a Top 50 Indi­ana Super Lawyer (2014) and a Top 25 Indi­ana Women Super Lawyer (2014). She was also named a North­east Indiana’s Future 40 (2008).

Edu­ca­tion

  • Eureka Col­lege, B.A. with hon­ors, 1995
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity School of Law — Indi­anapo­lis, J.D., 1998

Bar Admis­sions

  • Indi­ana, 1998

Court Admis­sions

  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana

Hon­ors

  • 2015 National Asso­ci­a­tion of Dis­tin­guished Coun­sel — The Nation’s Top One Percent
  • Indi­ana Super Lawyer, 2012–2016 Top Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lawyer
  • 2014 Top 50 Indi­ana Super Lawyer
  • 2014 Top 25 Indi­ana Women Super Lawyers
  • North­east Indiana’s Future 40, 2008
  • Young Lawyer of the Year, Defense Trial Coun­sel of Indi­ana, 2004
  • Rookie of the Year, Defense Research Insti­tute, 2002

Pro­fes­sional Associations

  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Association

Reported Cases

  • K.D. v. Cham­bers, 951 N.E.2d 855 (Ind. Ct. App. 2011) trans­fer denied, 962 N.E.2d 654 (Ind. 2011)
  • Estate of O’Neal ex rel. Newkirk v. Beth­le­hem Woods Nurs­ing & Rehab. Ctr., LLC, 878 N.E.2d 303 (Ind. Ct. App. 2007) deci­sion clar­i­fied on reh’g, 887 N.E.2d 1019 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008) vacated sub nom. Newkirk v. Beth­le­hem Woods Nurs­ing & Rehab. Ctr., LLC, 898 N.E.2d 299 (Ind. 2008)
  • Hamil­ton v. Ash­ton, 846 N.E.2d 309 deci­sion clar­i­fied on reh’g, 850 N.E.2d 466 (Ind.Ct. App. 2006)
  • Blasko v. Menard, Inc., 831 N.E.2d 271 (Ind. Ct. App. 2005)
  • GYN-OB Con­sul­tants, L.L.C. v. Schopp, 780 N.E.2d 1206 (Ind. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Clark v. Sporre, 777 N.E.2d 1166 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Bloemker v. Detroit Diesel Corp., 720 N.E.2d 753 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Nw. Nat. Ins. Co. v. Mapps, 717 N.E.2d 947 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)
  • Shene­field v. Bar­rette, 716 N.E.2d 1 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999)

Sem­i­nars/Lec­tures/Publications

  • Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Gen­eral Surgery),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2017)
  • Med­ical Mal­prac­tice or Gen­eral Lia­bil­ity” (ICLEF 2017)
  • Think­ing Out­side the Box:  Insights and Updates on Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Cases” (ITLA 2016)
  • Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Gen­eral Surgery),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016)
  • Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N Roll…An Unac­cept­able Combo in the Patient/Physician Rela­tion­ship,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA 2016)
  • Per­sonal Injury for Para­le­gals” (ITLA 2016)
  • Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law as it Per­tains to Res­i­dents (Radi­ol­ogy),” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016)
  • Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Law Update,” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2016)
  • Applied Pro­fes­sion­al­ism” (ITLA 2016)
  • Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice — Trend­ing Issues,” Guest Lec­turer, IU School of Med­i­cine House Staff Forum (2015)
  • Dis­cov­ery and Trial Dis­putes: The Tough Issues Argued” (ICLEF 2015)
  • Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion — Begin­ning to End” Indi­anapo­lis Inn of Court (2015)
  • Indi­ana Judges on Evi­dence” (ICLEF 2015)
  • Tina’s Top 10 Out­side the Box Tips for Med­ical Mal­prac­tice in 2015” (ITLA 2015)
  • How to Iden­tify and Elim­i­nate Bad Med­ical Review Panel Mem­bers” (ITLA 2015)
  • Anatomy of Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion in Indi­ana, Guest Lec­turer at IU School of Law (2015)
  • Demon­stra­tive Aids and Exhibit” Indi­anapo­lis Inn of Court (2014)
  • Tina’s Top 10 Out­side the Box Tips for Med­ical Mal­prac­tice in 2014” (ITLA 2014)
  • Will Work For Food… Cre­at­ing a Firm Cul­ture that Reduces Turnover and Improves Pro­duc­tiv­ity,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2013
  • CT v. MRI – Radi­ol­ogy 101 for Lawyers,” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2012
  • Sur­prise, Sur­prise, Sur­prise!: How to the Han­dle the Unex­pected at Trial” (ICLEF), 2011
  • Excuse Me, Did You Say the Video­g­ra­pher is Employed by Your Firm?” Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar (ITLA), 2011
  • Recent Devel­op­ments in Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Case Law,” Risk Man­age­ment Sem­i­nar (Gross­nickle Eye Cen­ter), 2010
  • Anatomy of Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lit­i­ga­tion,” Guest Lec­turer at IU School of Med­i­cine – Ft. Wayne, 2000–2009
  • Tina’s Top Ten Risk Man­age­ment Con­cerns: A Year in Review,” Risk Man­age­ment Sem­i­nar (Bar­rett & McNagny), 2006–2009
  • Motivation/Cultivation of Young Asso­ciates,” North Cen­tral Meet­ing (DRI), 2009
  • VBACs: Not Any­more!,” pre­sented to Fort Wayne OB-GYNs, 2009
  • Mar­ket­ing: The Use of Social Net­work­ing,” North Cen­tral Meet­ing (DRI), 2008
  • The Basics of Prepar­ing the Defen­dant Health Care Provider for Depo­si­tion,” DRI Med­ical Lia­bil­ity and Health Care Law Sem­i­nar (DRI), 2007
  • The Indi­ana Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Act: An Overview of Process, Recent Devel­op­ments and Claims Han­dling Strate­gies,” pre­sented to AIG, 2007
  • Con­fi­den­tial­ity of Med­ical Records,” pre­sented to Lorham, 2007
  • Say­ing Sorry Works: A Closer Look at Indiana’s New Apol­ogy Law,” Guest Lec­turer at Grand Rounds at St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal, Ft. Wayne, Indi­ana (2006)

Civic Activ­i­ties

  • Her­itage Chris­t­ian Camp Tecum­seh Devo­tional Leader 2015
  • Amer­i­can Her­itage Girls Camp Facil­i­ta­tor 2014
  • Alpha – Northview Church, 2010–2012
  • Women’s Dis­ci­ple­ship Walk, 2011–2012
  • Vol­un­teer Lawyer Pro­gram of North­east Indi­ana, 1999–2007
  • Junior Achieve­ment vol­un­teer, 1999–2007
  • Law Day, 1999–2007
  • Dynamic Mar­riage Facilitator