Education

Juris Doctor; University of Georgia School of Law, May 1998. Master of Public Administration; University of Georgia, June 1995. Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice; University of Georgia, June 1993. Brookwood High School; Thomasville, Georgia, 1989.

Honors and Activities

University of Georgia Alumni Association, Board of Directors – 2013 – Present. Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia – January 2011 – Present.
Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia – President 2008 – 2009 President, Bainbridge Decatur County Humane Society – 2005 – 2007
Member, Georgia Bar – October 28th, 1998 – Present. Recipient, William King Meadow Award, 1998. Member, Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court, 1998. Honorary Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon, 1997.
Grady County Mentor Program, 1999-2000.
United Way of Grady County, Board of Directors, 1999-2001.
United Way of Decatur County, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2002.
Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Cairo, 1999-2000.
Board of Directors, Grady General Hospital Support League, 2000 – 2003. 2011-2012 S.W.G.A. Technical College, Board of Trustees, 2000-2001.
Outstanding Senior, Criminal Justice Program, 1993.
Outstanding Alumnus, Criminal Justice Program, 2000.
Leadership UGA, 1993.
Who’s Who Among Students In America’s Universities & Colleges, 1993.
Big Brother/Sister Program, 1992-1993.
Georgia Boy’s State, 1988.

Work Experience

Municipal Court Judge – City of Bainbridge, April 1, 2007 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Cairo, October 1, 2001 – Present.
Recorders Court Judge – City of Whigham, August 1, 2001 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Climax, July 2, 2007 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Donalsonville, September 2008 – Present
Municipal Court Judge – City of Pelham, July 2010 – Present
Assistant Magistrate Court Judge – Grady County, 2004 – 2009
The Law Office of Joshua C. Bell, LLC; November 17, 2009-Present
Kirbo, Kendrick & Bell, LLC; July 1, 2001 – November 16, 2009.
Chason, Willett & Bell LLP; August 1998 – July 1, 2001.
Hudson, Montgomery and Kalivoda; Law Clerk, September 1996 – May 1998.
C. Ronald Ellington, Professor, UGA School of Law; Research Assistant, Summer 1996. Judge Steve Jones; Internship, Spring Quarter 1993.
Hopkins Food Service, Summers of 1988, 89, 91, 92, and 93.

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