Andrew W. Bell

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Andrew W. Bell

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

Industry Association

  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member
  • Institute for Energy Law, Oilfield Services Committee, Vice Chair
  • Houston Producer's Forum, Member
  • Oilfield Christian Fellowship
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America, Emerging Leader

Professional Affiliations

  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Bar Association – Energy Law Section, Council Member

Community Involvement

  • AF&AM, Holland Lodge
  • Grace Bible Church
  • New Canaan Society
  • Toolbox Ministries
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity


  • Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude)
  • Schreiner University, B.A. (cum laude)

Andrew Bell is an associate in M&R’s Houston office and member of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. A dynamic litigator, Andrew’s experience includes complex royalty and mineral interest cases and representing upstream oilfield companies in contractual, commercial and catastrophic personal injury disputes, including surface and downhole tool incidents.

Beyond the oil and gas space, Andrew works on a range of other matters. For all of his clients, Andrew drafts pleadings and discovery, handles depositions and discovery responses, argues motions (including dispositive and pre-trial motions), and is tasked with comprehensive trial preparation. As for his law and motion work, Andrew’s success on summary judgment resulted in the defeat of claims that subjected his clients to nine-figure exposure, in the aggregate.

  • Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, Best Lawyers
  • Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, State Bar of Texas
  • Order of Barristers