Mr. Bellman began his career with the Federal government, where he worked as a government attorney at two procurement facilities operated by the Defense Logistics Agency. Today, these facilities have been combined into one activity, now known as the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, Ohio.
Following his Federal career, Mr. Bellman entered private practice with the nationally ranked law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, where he practiced for 13 years. There, he represented clients on a wide range of issues, including government contracts, claim litigation, construction disputes, fraud investigations, defense of white-collar crimes, whistleblower (qui tam) actions, and other litigation brought under the False Claims Act.
Today, Mr. Bellman has his own firm, where he serves clients on a broad range of government contract issues.
Mr. Bellman was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1980. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1982; to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 1988; and to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit. He graduated from the University of Dayton, magna cum laude, in 1977; and he graduated with his law degree from the University of Cincinnati, Order of the Coif, in 1980.
- GAO Protests
- Contract Claims
- Fraud and Criminal Investigations
- Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Actions under the False Claims Act
- Terminations for Default
- Terminations for Convenience
- Government Delay Claims
- Cost Overruns