Gabriel W. Bell

Gabriel W. Bell

Principal
Boston, MAPhone: 617.423.6674Email: gbell@adlercohen.com  
Gabriel W. Bell

Gabriel W. Bell

Principal

Boston, MA617.423.6674

gbell@adlercohen.com |
Overview

Gabriel Bell is an experienced trial attorney handling a variety of civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice, product liability, construction defect, employment discrimination, general liability claims, property damage, toxic torts, and personal injury. Gabe represents physicians, hospitals, medical facilities, optometrists, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals in both state and federal courts. In addition, Gabe’s employment practice focuses on the representation of health care professionals and includes frequent appearances before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in connection with all varieties of discrimination and harassment claims.

Gabe also represents contractors, subcontractors, developers, builders, and property owners in complex construction defect litigation and bodily injury construction claims, including actions based in negligence, breach of warranty, indemnification, subrogation, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and contract disputes.

In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Gabe was selected, based on a vote of all licensed attorneys in Massachusetts and a review by an independent blue ribbon panel, as a "Super Lawyer," as published annually in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers. Previously, Gabe was selected as a "Rising Star," each year from 2010 - 2014. Gabe has also received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell® reflecting the highest available rating by his peers for ethical standards and legal ability.

Gabe is a frequent lecturer on behalf of hospitals, physician groups, and liability insurers on legal and risk management topics.

Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Trial Attorneys of America
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • "Super Lawyer," as Published Annually in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers (2015-2018)
  • "Rising Star," as Published Annually in Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers (2010 - 2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating™
Experience

Recent Results:

Obtained a defense verdict in Superior Court on behalf of a Boston teaching hospital in case where plaintiff alleged that the hospital retaliated against him for filing a charge of discrimination with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination on the basis of religion and national origin. The hospital denied that it retaliated against the plaintiff in any manner and presented evidence that the plaintiff was terminated for a specific incident of inappropriate behavior. The hospital further presented evidence the plaintiff had a long history of workplace infractions and failed to adhere to the hospital’s stated mission and credo.

Obtained a Lack of Probable cause finding at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and eventual dismissal, on behalf of a large multi-specialty medical group practice where Complainant alleged that that the group discriminated against her on the basis of race in refusing to hire her for a permanent position after working in a temporary positon for six months.  The practice denied that any of its employees discriminated against the Complainant in any manner and presented evidence that the Complainant’s performance in her positon as a temporary employee was poor, resulting in numerous complaints from her co-workers, and requiring her supervisor to address the same on multiple occasions.  The practice further presented evidence that the Complainant applied for eleven positions at the practice and was not selected for these positions because of her prior poor performance and/or because she did not have sufficient qualifications or experience, and that race was not a factor in the decision making.  

Recent Classes/Seminars

“Risk Management: Liability Risks Of Curbside Consults”, Presentation to physicians and other healthcare providers at Heywood Hospital, March 2016

“Private Construction Contracts in Massachusetts: An Overview”, Presentation to insurance adjustors at a large, multi-state insurance company, February 2015

“Best Medical Practices; Maximizing Skills, Minimizing Risks”, Faculty of course sponsored by Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and CRICO’s Department of Continuing Medical Education.  Presented to primary care providers with the purpose of teaching the standards of care and relevant guidelines regarding screening and diagnosis of the four major cancers that result in lawsuits:  colorectal, breast, lung and prostate cancer, November 2014

“Key Issues in Discovery Practice”, MCLE Presentation in Boston, May 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Massachusetts Superior Court, Law Clerk, 2004
  • AmeriCorps VISTA, San Diego, 1998 - 1999
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut

    J.D., 2003

    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Moot Court Competition, Quarter-Finalist
    • Law Review: Connecticut Journal of International Law, Book Review Editor, 2002 - 2003

  • Macalester College

    B.A., 1996
    cum laude

Bar Admission
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • Connecticut, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2004