Ryan Bell is an experienced trial attorney with a broad range of litigation and trial expertise. He focuses on disputes in the areas of intellectual property, trade secrets, and defamation, and related disputes such as NDA's, non-competes, and other commercial contract problems. Mr. Bell has litigated significant matters for large and small technology and healthcare companies, public universities, consulting firms, professors and other individuals. He joins Kunzler P.C.'s litigation section after more than a decade at one of Utah's largest and most highly-regarded law firms.
Just as a physician's first mandate is to "do no harm," Mr. Bell operates with the philosophy that a truly effective litigator will find creative ways to de-escalate conflicts and efficiently resolve problems first and foremost. Where disputes are necessary, his approach is to clearly identify and doggedly pursue efficient paths to victory for his clients. This strategy-focused, aggressive litigation approach has produced major jury verdicts, settlements, and defense victories for Mr. Bell's clients.
Mr. Bell maintains an AV Preeminent (4.5) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics and has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah's "Legal Elite," as published in Utah Business Magazine (2010-2016). He was selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2009, 2011-2015) in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation.
Representative cases include winning a six figure jury verdict in Federal Court for a Plaintiff in a defamation case, representing a national construction company in a complex, multi-million dollar lawsuit, and negotiating a software dispute between two technology companies to an advantageous out-of-court resolution.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
- Brigham Young University, B.S., Sociology, 1999
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Ray Quinney & Nebeker, 2006-2017
- Snow, Christensen & Martineau, 2004-2006
- Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Ted Stewart, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2003-2004
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- Utah State and Federal Courts
- Utah Supreme Court
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
- Business Valuation Resources, IP Management & Valuation: Co-author, article, Indirect Profits From Copyright Infringement: Establishing the Connection, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2012