Justin Bell was born and raised in Huron, South Dakota. After graduating from Huron High School, Justin attended Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Political Science/Pre-law and Finance. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota in 2008.
In law school, Justin was published in the South Dakota Law Review. He was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and coached the Vermillion High School debate team. Following law school, Justin served as law clerk for the Judges of the Sixth Judicial Circuit until 2009, at which time he joined the May Adam Law Firm.
Justin pursues a general practice with emphasis on civil and commercial litigation, governmental liability, business and estate planning, administrative law, focusing heavily on sales and use tax issues, employment law, and criminal defense. Mr. Bell's practice also includes a significant lobbying practice before the South Dakota Legislature.
Justin, his wife, and children reside in Pierre and are members of Faith Lutheran Church. He is a member of the South Dakota State Fair Commission and South Dakota State Fair Foundation. Justin is also very active in Republican Party politics having served as Treasurer of the South Dakota Republican Party since 2013 and Deputy State Advisor for South Dakota Teenage Republicans since 2012.
Justin is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of South Dakota, the US Federal Court for the District of South Dakota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.