Steven Bell

Steven Bell

West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI...
  • Florida
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Steven Bell is a criminal defense attorney and partner at the law firm Meltzer & Bell, P.A. With extensive knowledge of the Florida court system, Bell represents clients with a range of criminal charges, including DUI, drug offenses, and violent crimes. After graduating magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University Bell became licensed to practice law in the state of Florida in 2004. Immediately, he joined the Broward County Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Division as an Assistant Public Defender. In just three short years Bell was placed in the Felony Division in 2007. At age 26, Bell was named Managing Supervisor of the entire Juvenile Division, becoming one of the youngest attorneys to hold this position. As Managing Supervisor of the Juvenile Division, he defended minors facing first DUI, drug offense, and disorderly conduct charges. In 2007 Bell entered private practice and joined the firm Ruiz, Bell, Clayman, LLC, as partner. With Ruiz, Bell, Clayman, LLC he handled many felony and DUI charge cases. Later, he joined Ted L. Hollander & Associates (also known as Ticket Clinic). At the Ticket Clinic he was Lead Trial Counsel for Palm Beach and surrounding areas. 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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
- Current
Attorney
The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm
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Partner
Ruiz, Bell, Clayman, LLC
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Managing Supervisor of Juvenile Division
Broward County Public Defender
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Certified Legal Intern
Broward County Public Defender
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Education
Nova Southeastern University
J.D. (2004) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, in top 3% of class, elected to Nova Southeastern University Law Review, named member of the Order of Barristers
University of Florida
B.A. (2001) | Advertising
Awards
Super Lawyer
Superlawyers
Top 100 DUI Lawyers
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
Superlawyers
Awarded from in 2012, 2013, and 2014
TOP 100 DUI Lawyers
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
FACDL Scholarship Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Order Of Barristers
Nova Southeastern University
Professional Associations
NORML
Member
Current
Palm Beach Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of Judicial Committee
Current
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Member
Current
Federal Bar, Southern District
Member
Current
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
Florida Bar Association
Member
Current
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
West Palm Beach DUI Lawyers Explain Florida DUI Laws
Steven Bell
First Time Offender Laws in Florida
Steven Bell
Websites & Blogs
Website
Meltzer & Bell, P.A. - Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Palm Beach
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Contact & Map
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
601 N Dixie Hwy
Suite B
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
USA
Telephone: (561) 557-8686