our mission

At Fontaine Bell & Associates, our experience runs deep and our successes have been numerous, yet our mission remains simple: to provide our clients with the strongest advocacy possible, by our highly skilled attorneys, in order to achieve the most successful result. 

These are not just words, but the core values that drives the attorneys, paralegals and other professionals in our firm. We are dedicated to obtaining financial justice from the parties responsible for your harms and losses and protect you and your emotional well-being during this stressful time. We recognize the importance of each client, and that the outcomes of their cases can seriously affect their futures. 

For that reason, we believe in providing each and every client with: 1) The highest quality legal advocacy; 2) Meeting and exceeding client expectations for superior work and responsive service; 3) Focusing on resolving our clients claim as quickly as possible, without compromising its integrity; and 4) Maintaining and continuing to earn our clients' confidence and trust by ensuring a prompt response and easy communication. 

This philosophy not only guides how we work with you and your family to achieve your financial security, but is the further reason why our firm has grown and prospered.



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We at Fontaine Bell & Associates know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That's why we offer free consultations, not only to walk you through your needs and solutions, but also as an opportunity to sit down with us in person, speak with you face to face and hopefully earn your trust.

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Michael Palmer Fontaine

Founding Partner Michael P. Fontaine, Esq., represents clients in all areas of personal injury law, including premises liability, inadequate security, medical negligence and trucking accident claims. Prior to relocating to Rhode Island in 2001, Mike served as an Assistant District attorney and Assistant Attorney General in the Tort Litigation Division of the Texas Office of Attorney General before moving to a nationally recognized private practice law firm. There he focused on Healthcare litigation, Nursing Home litigation and Products Liability claims. Upon arriving in   Rhode Island, Mike served as an Assistant Attorney General in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions before entering into the private sector as an insurance defense attorney. In addition to his strong negotiating skills, Mike has taken numerous cases to trial in both the State and Federal Courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the State of Texas.



Juris Doctor, 1995

B.A., Legal Studies, 1992

Activities & Affiliations

• National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Member
• Thurgood Marshall Law Society, Member- Former Past President
• Foster Forward, Board Member

Bar Admissions

• Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Texas




Brandon Scott Bell

Founding partner Brandon S. Bell, Esq. represents clients in all areas as of personal injury law, including products liability, maritime/admiralty, and construction claims. In addition to his deep knowledge and experience in personal injury, as a partner in a previous firm, Brandon also represented numerous clients in divorce actions, criminal allegations and before administrative bodies through formal hearing process. Brandon has tried numerous cases to verdict in bench (judge sitting without a jury) and jury trials in both State and Federal Court in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Brandon has also been selected to serve as lead counsel in several cases brought before the Supreme Court of the State of Rhode Island.



Juris Doctor, 1997

B.A., Economics, 1994

Activities & Affiliations

• Rhode Island Bar Association, Member

• Republican National Lawyers Association, Member
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Bar Admissions

• Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut