Rebecca E. Bell-Stanton

Rebecca E. Bell-Stanton

Partner since 2015
Location:
Plano, Texas
Phone:
972-403-1133
Fax:
972-403-0311
Email:

Rebecca Bell-Stanton is a Partner with nearly twenty years of experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Her primary practice at Carpenter & Schumacher, P.C. is in the class action litigation field, representing clients on a number of product liability and consumer claims across the United States. Rebecca's dedication to her clients in high-exposure and high-profile disputes in federal and state courts can be seen in both appellate and trial litigation in a broad range of catastrophic tort cases involving products, consumer rights, trucking, construction, deceptive trade practices, and personal injury matters. She also litigates complex professional responsibility actions, and is further retained as coordinated counsel for national clients, appearing in multiple states to protect the interests of such clients in catastrophic litigation.

Prior to attending law school, Rebecca was the competitive coach for the highly successful Speech, Debate, and Oral Interpretation team at Lee High School in Midland, Texas. Her competitive spirit began with her own successes in state and national speech and debate competitions both in high school and through college including a national win in student congress national qualification, Junior College National Champion and Debater of the Year.

Rebecca has handled complex multi-party cases across the United States including Texas, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and Arizona. Such cases include wrongful death lawsuits and catastrophic injury damages, including a verdict in excess of $10,000,000 in favor of her injured clients.

In addition to handling complex employment litigation on behalf of exploited workers from differing labor groups, Rebecca prides herself on the unique preparedness required to assist railroad workers in recovering compensation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act. 

When not advocating for her clients, Rebecca loves to spend time with her husband, Cody, and daughter, Reanna, who is completing her Bachelor's in Social Work at nearby University of North Texas. Rebecca also donates her time to work with local high school mock trial teams, Independent Study and Mentorship programs, and local law school advocacy programs.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2015

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Class Action Litigation - Products Liability and Consumer Rights
  • 30% Catastrophic Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • Pennsylvania, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers
    • Honors: State Moot Court Team (two years)
    • Honors: Two-time qualifier to Client Counseling Regionals
    • Honors: Four-time qualifier to National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
    • Honors: Numerous Top Advocate speaking awards
  • Hardin-Simmons University
    • B.B.S cum laude - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Speech Communications/Political Science

Published Works

  • Whither Thou Goest Class Actions
  • Keep Truckin’ (Like the Do-dah Man) – The Current State of Affairs for Trucking Litigation
  • Oral Argument: Techniques that Work
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • Oral Communication: An Attorney’s View
  • Some Junk: An Analysis of Expert Testimony
  • The New Black Plague: Black Mold Fever is On the Rise
  • Contractual Risk Transfer

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • Whither Thou Goest Class Actions, State Bar - Advanced Appellate Seminar, 2004 - Present
  • Oral Arguments - Techniques that Work, TDCAA Advanced Appellate Advocacy, 2005 - Present
  • Current State of Affairs for Trucking Litigation, State Bar - Adv Personal Injury Seminar, 2010 - Present
  • Oral Communication: An Attorney's View, State Bar - Advanced Appellate Practice , 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Texas SuperLawyers - Top Young Lawyers in Texas, 2008 - 2011
  • VIP Woman of the Year - National Association of Professional Women, 2013 - 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 2000 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2017 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Women’s Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Women, 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Fee Smith Sharp & Vitullo, LLP, Dallas, Texas, Partner, 2002 - 2015
  • Fletcher & Springer, LLP, Dallas, Texas, Associate, 2000 - 2002

Languages

  • English