Thomas Peyton Bell
T. Peyton Bell is an Augusta native, and an associate at Harris Lowry Manton LLP, where he focuses his practice on product liability, wrongful death, personal injury and business torts. A graduate of the University of Georgia Law School, Bell previously worked for an insurance defense law firm. This give him a unique advantage when handling claims for injury clients, because he can anticipate how the opposing counsel will build its case. Peyton is an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, State Bar of Georgia, and American Association for Justice.
During his time in law school, Bell served as a legal extern for Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Lawton E. Stephens. Peyton also served as a research assistant to several professors, competed on the Georgia Law mock trial team, and was elected President of the University of Georgia’s Graduate Student Association. Peyton received the William King Meadow Award, which is presented to the graduating student who best exemplifies the integrity, sense of responsibility, and high standards of the legal profession and who has the keen sense of humor necessary to afford a proper human perspective to the resolution of legal problems.
Before law school, Bell served as a Legislative Assistant and Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman John Barrow, who represented a large portion of East and South Georgia. These experiences gave Bell an in-depth understanding of not only the justice system, but the legislative process which informs it.
When not in the office, Peyton can be found training for his next triathlon, or honing his public speaking skills by taking improv classes at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta. Peyton and his wife, Kate, are members at Second Ponce De Leon Baptist Church, where Bell serves on the local missions council.
- J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 2015
- William King Meadow Award (for “best exemplifying integrity, responsibility, and high legal ethics, and who has the keen sense of humor necessary to bring a proper perspective to solving legal issues”)
- Georgia Defense Lawyers Association Willis J. “Dick” Richardson, Jr. Student Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy
- Research Assistant for Professor Ronald L. Carlson
- Research Assistant for Professor Dan T. Coenen
- Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court (Pupil)
- Mock Trial Team (Executive Board)
- Graduate Student Association (President)
- Student Bar Association (Treasurer)
- B.A., Rhodes College, Political Science, 2009
- Georgia, 2015
- State Bar of Georgia, High School Mock Trial Committee, Chair
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice