Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) today announced that Stephen Bell has received an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

The Martindale-Hubbell AV® Rating is a peer review rating system designed to reflect an attorney’s ethical standards and professional ability.  It surveys attorney colleagues across multiple geographic locations and jurisdictions. Attorneys are rated using five key areas including Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.

Stephen is an associate in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner, where he handles a broad array of civil litigation matters. He has more than seven years of experience litigating complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. He is admitted to the state and federal bars of North Carolina and South Carolina and is a member of the Bar Associations of North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hanover County, and Charleston County.

Stephen is a graduate of Clemson University and Wake Forest University School of Law.