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Alex joined Fletcher Farley Shipman & Salinas as a senior associate attorney in the Dallas office in 2014. He has extensive experience handling large-loss and catastrophic cases including multiple fatalities or serious injuries from dram shop, transportation accidents, and oil field / industrial incidents.  From managing the accident scene through our Rapid Response program to discovery, trial, and final disposition, Alex helps clients navigate these complex and high exposure matters. His practice also includes an active docket of hospitality and entertainment related cases and clients including national restaurant groups, live entertainment venues, and athletic entertainment venues.

Alex has tried a number of civil and criminal cases to jury verdict, including two complete defense verdicts in 2017.  He has also assisted clients in handling and responding to investigations by various government agencies for civil, criminal, and regulatory issues including the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), the Texas Department of Public Safety, OSHA, and the Texas Railroad Commission.  As a former prosecutor, Alex lends critical perspective to cases where criminal law and civil law intersect.

He is very active in the legal community, having been twice appointed by the State Bar President to serve a three-year term on the State Bar Committee on Administration of the Rules of Evidence. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and advises Baylor University's Pre-Law program. 



Palomo v. Topgolf et al, Dallas County, Texas

Defended Topgolf from suit brought by patron who fell off second story suffering serious injuries to his spine and had success striking Plaintiff’s experts in several fields prior to trial, leading to favorable resolution.

 Dream Team Media Group, Inc v. Gas Monkey Live, Dallas County, Texas

Obtained full defense verdict and won counter claim in breach of contract suit brought by concert promotor against local venue over a Rev Run (of Run DMC) concert.

Knight v. Hall, Dallas County, Texas

Obtained complete defense verdict in car wreck case where Plaintiff had spine surgery and asked the jury for more than one million dollars.

Estate of Kim v. Texas Mail Service, Inc., Dallas County, Texas

Defended trucking company in hybrid dram shop and transportation accident where intoxicated underage patron had single car accident which disabled his vehicle in the middle of the roadway where it was then struck by a tractor trailer. Successfully struck Plaintiff’s human factors expert, leading to favorable resolution on the eve of trial.

Professional & Community

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2019

Alex Bells Rising Star Badge

Community & Professional

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation

State Bar of Texas – Committee on Administration of the Rules of Evidence

Texas Young Lawyers Association, Former Board of Directors member

BvBDallas Board Treasurer - Non-profit raising money for Alzheimer's research and support

City of University Park Public Safety Committee

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

News & Events


J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 2009

B.A., Baylor University, 2006


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
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