About Our Firm

With a team of 35 attorneys and offices in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, Bell, Davis & Pitt offers deep expertise across a breadth of diverse practice areas while maintaining a small firm culture. We enjoy getting to know our clients and take pride in our clients knowing that their business is valued and handled responsively. 

While a lot has changed since Bell, Davis & Pitt opened its doors 40 years ago, the hallmarks of what makes a great law firm have not.

“Treat people fairly and honestly. Work hard. Do what you can to help the client within the rules of professional responsibility.” — Bill Davis, firm co-founder

These mantras still ring true at the offices of Bell, Davis & Pitt today. Our attorneys focus on providing exceptional client service and the highest quality work at the most reasonable rates possible.

A Vision of What a Law Firm Should Be

Frank M. Bell, Jr., William K. Davis and Walter W. Pitt, Jr. co-founded Bell, Davis & Pitt in 1980 to establish a practice that excels at client service and creates a work environment that encourages long-term professional association.

Those founding principles have created a thriving law firm that is dedicated to its clients, the profession, and community. Since then, Bell, Davis & Pitt has grown organically to meet the needs of its clients. We’re proud of our long-standing client relationships — including some that date back to our founding — and our team’s dedication to our clients and each other, evidenced by our low turnover.

Our Billing Philosophy

At Bell, Davis & Pitt, we strive to handle each matter in the most cost-effective way possible, involving supervised associates and paralegals when consistent with the client's goals. We structure each client team with the appropriate attorney (or attorneys) to achieve the best results at the most reasonable rates possible.

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Dedicated to Our Community

The Bell, Davis & Pitt team is committed to the local communities where we work, live, and play. We believe that professionals are an integral part of the communities in which they serve, and actively encourage team members to donate time and resources to give back.

As a firm, Bell, Davis & Pitt supports the arts and culture through its sponsorships of WFDD (NPR station), the Winston-Salem Symphony, and community health through the YMCA Mistletoe Run, which raises money to fight childhood obesity.

The firm continues its strong history of serving in leadership roles in local and state bar associations, with several attorneys currently holding such positions in North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar, and the Forsyth and Mecklenburg County Bar Associations.

Regional Roots. Global Reach.

Bell, Davis & Pitt is an active member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an association of nearly 100 independent law firms located in more than 180 major commercial areas around the world. This membership allows the firm to handle our clients’ legal needs for international transactions, research and litigation through experienced, reputable and familiar attorneys in a global arena.

Award-winning Law Firm


In addition to its long-standing client relationships, Bell, Davis & Pitt's highly regarded reputation is evidenced by industry recognition — both at the firm and individual attorney levels. The firm has been recognized as a Top-Ranked Law Firm by Fortune magazine and as one of the Best Law Firms in the Triad by U.S. News & World Report. 

Many of our dedicated attorneys have been honored by national and regional industry awards, including the LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyer distinction and as Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite.  

From our locations in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, we are active throughout the Carolinas.