Sydney Bell is an Associate in the Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins and part of the firm’s commercial litigation team. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation and general litigation matters and has additional experience advising on matters related to real estate, environmental, regulatory, transportation, bankruptcy, advertising, corporate governance, securities, and data privacy and security. 

Before starting her legal career, Sydney spent several years as a strategy and business consultant with Deloitte, working primarily in partnership with the FBI Office of the Private Sector and Office of the Secretary of Defense. During her time at Deloitte, Sydney obtained top security clearance for her work and also served as a representative for the firm's diversity and inclusion programs. 

Sydney earned her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was an Emmerich de Vattel International Law Scholar and was selected as an honors writing fellow, mentoring and offering guidance to first year legal writing students. Sydney also served as the executive articles editor for Case Western's Journal of International Law and was selected as a member of Case Western’s inaugural Academy for Inclusive Leadership Development, where members of Cleveland's legal community held discussions on ways the industry can be more diverse and inclusive. Sydney's passion for making a difference in the community is evidenced by the work she performed while in law school as a volunteer for a human trafficking program, offering legal aid to those in Cleveland area rehabilitation centers and homeless shelters. She earned her B.A. from Miami University. 



  • Sherwin Williams, Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio, Criminal Division


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Miami University

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

Academy for Inclusive Leadership Development, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2022-2023)

Human Trafficking Law Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Law (2022)

Syrian Refugee Center in Oberkorn, Luxembourg, Volunteer/Translator (2016)

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