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Steven Kenneth Bell
About Steven Kenneth Bell
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. Imm... read more »
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.
Steven has worked with independent experts on subjects ranging from forensic toxicology to traffic accident reconstruction when handing DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide cases. Introducing this type of evidence can be critical to building the strongest defense possible in these cases.
Steven has been featured on Cop Talk Radio, Seaview Radio, Sirus XM Radio, News Channel 25, The Sun-Sentinel, New York Daily News and The Palm Beach Post in regards to criminal law. He was also selected as a rising star by SuperLawyers for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and a Super Lawyer in 2015. Martindale-Hubbell also rated Steven AV Preeminent in 2015.
Additionally, Steven was selected and invited to join the membership of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense in 2013 and was awarded for his outstanding DUI defense work as one of the top 100 DUI Lawyers in his geographic region for the year 2015.
Steven Bell welcomes the opportunity to discuss your case. He is available 24/7 at (561) 283-3259 or toll free at (855) 548-4119.
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|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||8.00%|
|Criminal Appellate Law||7.00%|
|Seal or Expunge Criminal Record||7.00%|
|Firearm and Weapon Charges||7.00%|
|White Collar Crime||7.00%|
|Florida||Member in Good Standing||2004|
|Partner, Attorney at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.||2013 – present|
|Lead Counsel Palm Beach County at Ted L. Hollander & Associates d/b/a The Ticket Clinic||2008 – 2013|
|Criminal Defense Attorney at Ruiz, Bell & Clayman, LLC||2007 – 2008|
|Attorney at Broward County Public Defender's Office||2004 – 2007|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Florida||Advertising||Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Life Member||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2018 – present|
|Lifetime Member||National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||2018 – present|
|Member||DUI Defense Lawyers Association||2017 – present|
|Member||NYS Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2015 – present|
|Member||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter)||2014 – present|
|Member||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013 – present|
|Member||Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||present|
|Member||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||present|
|General Member||National College for DUI Defense||present|
Awards and Recognitions
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|TOP 100 DUI Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|FACDL Scholarship Award||Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2004|
|Order Of Barristers||Nova Southeastern University||2004|
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Publications and Articles
Published January 2016
Publisher: Steven Bell
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