Meltzer and Bell P.A. Over 2 decades of combined experience in DUI and Criminal trail work.
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 a first 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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Since I became a lawyer, Steve Bell has been who I think of as our community's great DUI attorney. I continue to use him as a resource as a lawyer myself and he is always helpful, friendly, and generous with his time. I highly recommend him.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 DUI Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|TOP 100 DUI Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Order Of Barristers||Nova Southeastern University||2004|
|FACDL Scholarship Award||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2004|
|Partner||Meltzer & Bell, P..A||2013 - 2014|
|Lead Counsel Palm Beach County||Ted L. Hollander & Associates d/b/a The Ticket Clinic||2008 - 2013|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Ruiz, Bell & Clayman, LLC||2007 - 2008|
|Attorney||Broward County Public Defender's Office||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2015 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||Member||2014 - Present|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member: Judicial Committee||2014 - Present|
|National Advocacy for DUI Defense||Member||2013 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (South Florida chapter)||Member||N/A|
|Meltzer & Bell, P.A.||Drinking and Driving in Florida||2016|
|Nova Law Review||Ttate v State, Highlighting the need for a mandatory competency hearing||2004|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2004|
|University of Florida||Advertising||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|