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Lawrence Michael Meltzer

954-745-7457
Lawrence Michael Meltzer
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.browardcriminalteam.com
Phone: 954-745-7457
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Life Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lifetime Member

National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

General Member

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Member

About Lawrence Michael Meltzer

Lawrence Meltzer graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After working in the private sector for a couple of years, Lawrence was accepted into Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 1996. Lawrence graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and achieved his juris doctor in May of 1999. Af... read more »

Biography

Lawrence Meltzer graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After working in the private sector for a couple of years, Lawrence was accepted into Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 1996. Lawrence graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and achieved his juris doctor in May of 1999.

After completing law school Lawrence practiced civil law until 2001 when he was offered the position of Assistant State Attorney with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. 

Lawrence’s tenure with the State Attorney’s Office started in the County Court Division in which he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes such as DUI, Reckless driving, Battery, Assault, Thefts and Juvenile Delinquency/Dependency related crimes.

During his time in county court, Lawrence Meltzer tried over 60 jury trials. Most of which were DUI offenses, therefor the experience allowed him to develop an extensive knowledge of DUI law and specific issues dealing with sobriety tests such as, breath testing, urine testing and impairment by alcohol. 

Lawrence has participated in well over 45 felony trials through verdict during his time in the Felony Trial Unit, which includes trials for Felony DUI, DUI With Serious Bodily Injury, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Death or Injury, Murder, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Armed Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking.

In 2005, Meltzer left the prosecution side of criminal law and was hired as lead trial counsel for the Broward County Office of The Ticket Clinic. There he defended many clients on misdemeanor and felony DUI charges and represented clients on criminal traffic offenses and violations.

After 6 years and thousands of cases later, Lawrence Meltzer was hired at Parks & Braxton, P.A., a law firm dedicated to defending DUI through out the sate of Florida. 

When Lawrence Meltzer initially met Steven Bell in 2005 as an Assistant Public Defender where they were assigned to the very same courtroom, their respect grew based on each other’s legal acumen, dedication to ethics, trial skill and overall legal professionalism. 

It eventually became clear that each had the same vision of what a lawyer’s core value’s should be and how a law firm could be founded based on these values. Sparking the creating of Meltzer & Bell P.A, DUI & Criminal Trial Lawyers. 

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Lawrence Michael Meltzer -
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
400 SE 9th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
www.browardcriminalteam.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 954-745-7457

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Federal CrimesS18.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk DrivingS18.00%
Criminal DefenseP17.00%
Drug CrimesS17.00%
Marijuana DefenseS17.00%
Juvenile DefenseS17.00%
Domestic ViolenceS17.00%
Criminal Appellate LawS17.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal RecordS17.00%
Firearm and Weapon ChargesS17.00%
Theft CrimesS17.00%
White Collar CrimeS17.00%
Probation ViolationsS17.00%
Sex CrimesS17.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 2000

Work Experience

Position Duration
Partner at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. 2013 – present
Attorney at Parks & Braxton, P.A. 20112013
Attorney at The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm 20052011
Assistant State Attorney at Law Offices of Michael J. Satz, State Attorney 20012005

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center Law Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor 2000
American University Criminal Justice B.A. 1994

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2018 – present
Lifetime Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2018 – present
Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Palm Beach County chapter) 2014 – present
Member Federal Trial Bar for the Southern District of Florida 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

Recognition Granting Organization Year
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014
Top 100 DUI Attorney National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2013

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