Monte Bell practices in the areas of real estate law, estate administration/probate, estate planning, business law, and personal injury. Monte has practiced before several local magistrate and county courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
A large portion of Monte's practice is dedicated to representing clients in the purchase, sale, or refinance of residential and commercial properties, including construction loans, investment property transactions, foreclosure and tax sales, short sales, and bank-owned property transactions. Monte has extensive experience in searching the title to properties, resolving and removing defects or clouds on title, and the filing of quiet title actions, when necessary. He is an approved attorney with several title insurance companies. Monte works closely with real estate agents, banks, and mortgage lenders and is committed to providing a smooth closing experience for all parties involved.
In addition to his private practice, Monte served as an Assistant District Attorney for Indiana County from 2015 to 2019, was a service provider for the Armstrong-Indiana Behavioral and Developmental Health Program, and served as President of the Board of Directors of the Chevy Chase Community Center.
A native of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, Monte attended Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School, graduating cum laude in the top 10% of his class. During law school, Monte received a Certificate of Merit for top grades in Equity and Remedies and an Honors Scholarship for academic performance. In addition, he participated in the Estate Planning Clinic, a collaboration between Lakeshore Legal Aid and Western Michigan University, where he counseled area senior citizens with estate planning.
Monte obtained his undergraudate degree from Grove City College, where he majored in History and Political Science. While at Grove City, Monte was an all-conference defensive lineman and team captain on the football team.