Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that David M. Bell and David Bell & Associates, P.L.L.C. are now “Of Counsel” with Christian, Dichter & Sluga P.C.  Please click the following link to go to David Bell’s webpage at the Christian, Dichter & Sluga website.  Our office at 2198 East Camelback Road, Suite 320, Phoenix, AZ is now Christian, Dichter & Sluga’s “Biltmore Office.”

With the addition of the Biltmore Office, Christian, Dichter & Sluga advances its growth in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, as a leading team of attorneys defending bad faith, coverage and tort litigation in the Southwest.

Christian, Dichter & Sluga, P.C.

Central Phoenix Office
2700 North Central Avenue
Suite 1200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
V: (602) 792-1700
F: (602) 792-1710
“Biltmore Office”
2198 East Camelback Road
Suite 320
Phoenix, AZ 85016
V: (602) 354-0050
F: (602) 354-9000

About Bell & Associates

In 1992, David M. Bell founded Bell & Associates, committed to providing excellent legal services for insurance and corporate clients. Over the years, the firm evolved into David Bell & Associates and has broadened the variety of legal services we provide. Our clients now include, insurance companies, public entities, such as the State of Arizona, various commercial entities and individuals. Our client representation takes us to all counties in Arizona.

Members of DB&A are active in local and state bar associations as well as national organizations. David Bell is certified as a “Specialist” in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, and was appointed to the State Bar Advisory Commission for that Specialty in 2012. In 2001, David Bell joined the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”), an invitation-only organization of attorneys who focus their practice on the defense of civil claims and representation of insurers and corporations. He has chaired the FDCC’s Extra-Contractual Liability Section, and is currently a Vice Chair for the Federation Foundation and serves on the FDCC Admissions Committee. David is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization of trial attorneys, both plaintiff and defense, whose criteria for membership include extensive trial experience, excellence in the courtroom and recognition of peers and judges.

David Bell’s trial and appellate experience and insurance work has earned him an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and recognition in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (annually since 1994), as a “Southwest SuperLawyer” (annually since 2009), and membership in the Litigation Counsel of America and Arizona’s Finest Attorneys.

Throughout its 21 years, DB&A has never lost sight of our founding ideals. We still carefully guard and nurture our reputation for honesty, integrity and quality.

Our Practice Areas

Appellate Law

David Bell & Associates handles virtually all types of civil appeals, including complex litigation, in both state and federal appellate courts. Our lawyers have demonstrated their writing and oral argument skills in many major cases in the Arizona appellate courts, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Similarly, attorneys from leading law firms across the country retain our lawyers as local counsel at the trial court level to provide valuable insight into the rules and procedures of local courts in anticipation of possible appellate issues. These lawyers know that David Bell & Associates offers the highest credentials for handling appeals. David Bell & Associates lawyers provide personal attention to their clients’ matters, ensuring attention to detail as well as knowledgeable and consistent representation.

Auto-Truck-Vehicle Liability

The attorneys of David Bell & Associates have more than fifty years of collective experience in automobile, commercial vehicle, truck, motorcycle and bicycle injury liability litigation. We concentrate on acquiring the technical expertise to handle the complicated medical and engineering issues involved in these cases.

Commercial Litigation

David Bell & Associates has decades of experience in the representation of corporations and other commercial entities and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud and misrepresentation.

General Liability

A significant amount of our practice of law is devoted to general liability as we defend individuals and businesses in third-party lawsuits. Insured, self-insured and uninsured clients in this field include: builders, developers and contractors, freight haulers, general commercial and homeowner liability insurance carriers, and national and multinational manufacturers and product sellers and distributors. David Bell & Associates also represents individual and business entities that have been injured by the fault of others, when that representation is not in conflict with its work for other clients.

Governmental Liability

For more than 20 years, David Bell & Associates has represented the State of Arizona, its employees and several Arizona counties and municipalities in a wide variety of cases, including vehicle accident and other personal injury torts, interference with business relations, “Section 1983” actions and civil rights claims against assistant attorney generals and department of correction employees, and sexual harassment.

Insurance Law

Bad Faith

David Bell & Associates attorneys litigate bad faith cases in state and federal courts. Typical claims handled by David Bell & Associates include breach of duty of good faith arising out of personal and business insurance policies such as auto and homeowners, and commercial general liability and business auto policies. This work has addressed the full array of possible actions, including alleged improper handling of first and third-party claims, fraud or misrepresentation by insurance employees or agents, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and agency liability.

Insurance Coverage

David Bell & Associates attorneys provide advisory opinions on the effect of statutes and case law on all forms of insurance contracts, including coverage opinions on matters relating to the duty to defend or Indemnify under particular factual circumstances, opinions and memorandum to use in developing policies concerning insurance coverage issues, and litigation of declaratory relief actions in state, federal, trial, and appellate courts.

Labor & Employment Law

Our firm provides advice and representation to employees in wrongful termination actions in state and federal courts.


David Bell appears regularly in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Each case is thoroughly investigated and litigated with our client’s individual objectives in mind. Certain cases require aggressive advocacy from beginning to end. Others benefit from a less traditional approach, such as mediation or arbitration. Regardless, our lawyers prepare each case as if it will go to trial, as that is the only way to achieve the desired outcome

Products Liability

David Bell & Associates attorneys frequently represent manufacturers, product sellers and consumers in state and federal court in actions alleging injury caused by a product that was defectively and/or negligently designed, manufacture or distributed. David Bell & Associates attorneys have handled cases involving medical products, ladders, vehicles and tires, and chemical and toxic exposure.

Professional Negligence

David Bell & Associates attorneys have more than two decades experience defending a variety of professional and individual or business entities injured by the negligence of a professional. The cases include actions against attorneys, doctors, and insurance and real estate agents.