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Mark Bell

Partner, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis LLP

Contact Info

Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis LLP
Nashville City Center
511 Union Street, Suite 2700
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 850–8850
Fax: (615) 244-6804


Mark Bell contributes articles on insurance coverage for construction liability insurance to He has been a member of the CGL Reporter Editorial Board since 2014, focusing on construction. 

He is an attorney in the Nashville office of Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis. His experience includes representing policyholders in insurance-coverage disputes with insurance companies involving:

  • Builders risk
  • Commercial general liability
  • Commercial property
  • Professional liability insurance

For example, he recently represented a policyholder in a CGL dispute before the Sixth Circuit affirming the trial court's decision in Forrest Constr. v. Cincinnati Ins. Co., 703 F.3d 359 (6th Cir. 2013).

Mr. Bell received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served on the law review, and received scholastic excellence awards in insurance law, among others.

Mr. Bell relies on his previous experience as an insurance claims adjuster and has published law-review articles in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, the Construction Lawyer, Appleman on Insurance, Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Ohio Northern University Law Review, Faulkner Law Review, and Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review, among other publications.