Mark M. Bell

Construction stakeholders, insurance policyholders, and insurance companies benefit from Mark’s assistance in a wide range of insurance and construction disputes. 
Mark handles insurance-coverage matters involving:
  • Directors and officers insurance
  • Cyber liability insurance
  • Errors and omissions insurance
  • Commercial general liability insurance
  • Commercial property insurance
  • Builders' risk insurance
Mark has been awarded the professional Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) insurance designation and frequently writes and speaks on insurance and construction issues. He has presented at annual insurance conferences across the country including, Florida, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Hawaii. His article on concurrent causation, published in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, has been cited in opinions by the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and briefs submitted to various courts. Mark also serves as an editor for the CGL Reporter and contributes a regular column on construction liability insurance as an invited commentator with the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).   


  • President, Middle Tennessee CPCU Society
  • Editor, CGL Reporter Board, International Risk Management Institute (IRMI)
  • Member, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU)
  • Member, Trial, Tort, and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, Insurance Coverage Section

Prior Affiliations

  • Extern, The Honorable Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2009
  • Intern, Zuffa, LLC / Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Las Vegas, 2009
  • Claims Adjuster, Progressive Insurance, Las Vegas, 2005-2007


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2010
    • Order of the Coif
    • Vanderbilt Law Review
      • Associate Editor
    • Scholastic Excellence Awards
      • Insurance Law
      • Corporations
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, Economics, 2005

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
  • All State Courts Tennessee
  • All State Courts Texas

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Mark is an hobbyist woodworker and furniture maker in his spare time.