Craig Dennis Bell
Adjunct Professor, and Managing Attorney, Federal Tax Clinic
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Craig D. Bell is a partner in the Richmond, Virginia office of McGuireWoods, where he is Chair of the law firm’s Tax and Employee Benefits Department. He practices primarily in the area of State and Local Tax and Tax Litigation. Mr. Bell is the law firm’s head tax litigator in federal, state, and local tax disputes at the trial and appellate levels.Here at William & Mary Law School he teaches IRS Practice & Procedure and Tax Litigation, and also teaches at the U.S. Army’s Law School. He is a Barrister of the Edgar J. Murdock Inn of Court for Tax and former President and Director of the Community Tax Law Project, a non-profit provider of pro bono legal representation for low-income Virginia taxpayers in U.S. Tax Court and federal district courts. Mr. Bell is former Chair of the tax sections of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Bar Association as well as a past Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Military Law Section. He is also a frequent lecturer on tax issues for a number of law and accounting professional organizations and tax conferences. Mr. Bell is Chairman of the Board of Directors of a publicly owned commercial bank headquartered in central Virginia. Mr. Bell has received a number of peer accolades including election as a Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel; Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in tax and tax litigation for a number of years. Before entering private practice, Mr. Bell spent six years on active duty in the United States Army as a Judge Advocate General. He continued his military service for an additional 21 years before retiring from the Army Reserve where he served as the Tax Advisor to The Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army and as a Professor of Law at The Judge Advocate Generals Leadership Center and School located in Charlottesville, Virginia.