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Steven Kenneth Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Federal Crime, Consumer Protection

About Me


With extensive experience as a Public Defender, Steven Bell applies his knowledge of Florida's court systems to the cases he tackles as a partner at the law firm Meltzer & Bell, P.A. After graduating magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University and becoming licensed to practice law in 2004, Mr. Bell joined the Broward County Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Division. His determination and work ethic were recognized and he was placed in the Felony Division in 2007. He was named Managing Supervisor of the entire Juvenile Division at age 26, becoming one of the youngest attorneys to hold this position. In this capacity, he fought for the futures of minors facing charges such as DUI, disorderly conduct, and drug offenses.

On entering private practice, Steven Bell was a partner at the firm Ruiz, Bell, Clayman, LLC, where he handled many DUI and felony charge cases. In 2008, he joined The Ticket Clinic, where he was placed as the Lead Trial Counsel for Palm Beach and the remaining areas of Florida where there was no office location. In this capacity, he defended clients from hundreds of traffic violation allegations, pursuing many of them to jury trials.

In 2013, he teamed up with Lawrence Meltzer to form his own practice, Meltzer & Bell, P.A., where he aggressively defends those facing a range of criminal charges, from federal offenses to traffic violations, in the Palm Beach County area of Florida. He believes in providing a reliable defense that his clients can count on in their time of need, and he works tirelessly to instill every client with confidence in his abilities.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Consumer Protection: 20%
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years, 10 thousand cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Lorenzo Antonio Perez Jr.

    Mr, Bell is very knowledgeable on the law and never stops working hard for is clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lorenzo Perez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Luis Cartaya

    I endorse Steven Bell, as he is a hard working and extremely savvy criminal defense attorney.


    Luis Cartaya Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Meltzer & Bell, P.A. DUI & Criminal Trial Lawyers, The Traffic Stop

601 B North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401



FLMember in Good Standing200405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 DUI LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
TOP 100 DUI LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Order Of BarristersNova Southeastern University2004
FACDL Scholarship AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMeltzer & Bell, P..A2013 - 2014
Lead Counsel Palm Beach CountyTed L. Hollander & Associates d/b/a The Ticket Clinic2008 - 2013
Criminal Defense AttorneyRuiz, Bell & Clayman, LLC2007 - 2008
AttorneyBroward County Public Defender's Office2004 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)Member2014 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember: Judicial Committee2014 - Present
National Advocacy for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar Association (South Florida chapter)MemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Nova Law ReviewTtate v State, Highlighting the need for a mandatory competency hearing2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2004
University of FloridaAdvertisingBS - Bachelor of Science2001