Hon. Rachel L. BellHon. Rachel L. Bell

Hon. Rachel L. Bell was elected to General Sessions Court Division VIII in 2012. Before becoming a Judge she was in private law practice with offices in both North and West Nashville.

Bell has been very committed to her community and it has afforded her the opportunity to serve on the following boards: Hands on Nashville, Davidson County Industrial Development, Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, Golfers Recognizing Opportunities for Women, Women in Numbers, Disciples Village, and Kaplan Career Institute. She has worked tirelessly as an active participant in both the legal community and the community at large. Bell is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Napier-Looby Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Lawyers Association for Women, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville City Club, CABLE, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction, and the New Covenant Christian Disciples of Christ. She founded the Rachel L. Bell Foundation that allows high school juniors and seniors of Metro Nashville Public Schools to intern during their school breaks and apply for her college scholarship upon graduation. The Foundation also focuses on disease management for Type I Diabetes and Graves disease (hyperthyroidism).

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bell as one of Nashville’s Emerging Leaders (NELA) as a Finalist in Legal Services and the Nashville Business Journal has recognized her as an award recipient for 40 under 40.