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Cheri Bell

Founding Partner
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Phone: (408) 918-0920
Fax: (408) 918-0925

1224 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, California 95125

A founding partner of Daprile-Bell Family Law Offices, Cheri A. Bell has been practicing law in Silicon Valley since 1994. During this time, she has developed comprehensive expertise in the field of family law including divorce cases involving complex property division, litigation of child and spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, and high conflict child custody matters.

Cheri began her career in family law with then Palo Alto-based Flicker & Kerin. Under the mentorship of revered family law attorney Michael Flicker, she began building her reputation as a strong advocate, a skilled negotiator, and a tough, but fair, adversary. In 1999, Cheri set out to fulfill her goal of creating her own practice by teaming with Natalie Daprile to form their current partnership. She is supported by paralegal, Fernanda Barbaccia, with whom she has worked for more than 15 years.

For more than 15 years, Cheri has regularly been appointed as Judge Pro Tem in Superior Court assisting with court-mandated settlement conferences. She is also frequently appointed by the Superior Court to represent minor children in complex litigated child custody matters.

Cheri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990, and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 1993. While at McGeorge, Cheri studied abroad at the University of Salzburg, Austria.

When not working, Cheri enjoys spending time with her family. She is a committed and active community volunteer as a sustaining member of the Junior League of San Jose. She’s also an avid and competitive roller derby skater with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. You may email her directly at cbell@daprile-bell.com.


J.D., University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, 1993

B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990

Our Satisfied Clients Say
"Cheri Bell has represented me on and off for 15 years, through a divorce and child custody agreement, I have always been very impressed with her high level of integrity. She and her staff have always been very accessible, even when I moved out of the country. Her attention to details, and undeniable commitment to straightforwardness and honesty, have had a very positive effect on our court hearings, and provided time and again the desired." V.C.
"I HIGHLY recommend Natalie Daprile. She is VERY knowledgable of Family Law and VERY ethical, efficient, personable, professional and dedicated to her practice. She is a certified family law specialist which takes years and a lot of hard work to achieve and you can see that talent when she represents you. She helped me get the child support that I needed. She is excellent with support and tax issues and will make sure you and your family get what is fairly due to you." Lisa M.
"Thank you so much, Yselle Dominguez, for helping our family. Throughout the process you were sympathetic and compassionate to our needs. We felt very comfortable and confident. You are very responsive and thorough, and helped us understand the process every step of the way. We give our greatest gratitude and appreciation to you. We are so thankful for everything you were able to resolve for us. We will definitely recommend you to all our friends and family." N.P.
"Finding a great divorce attorney is very hard, and it took me a while to find one. I was fortunate to find Natalie and have her as my attorney, and after seeing her take my very difficult case to an extremely successful resolution, I have the highest recommendations for Natalie and Daprile-Bell Law Firm." Michael C.
"For my personal experience both with divorce and lawyers, I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. Natalie Daprile was recommended to me by a friend of a friend. She is a straight forward, tell it like it is, honest lawyer (yes, I said HONEST) and she gets the job done" Barbara I.
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