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Steven Kenneth Bell

561-557-8686
Steven Kenneth Bell
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
601 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.meltzerandbell.com
Phone: 561-557-8686
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Steven Kenneth Bell

Life Member

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Steven Kenneth Bell

Lifetime Member

National College for DUI Defense

National College for DUI Defense

Steven Kenneth Bell

General Member

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Steven Kenneth Bell

Member

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Steven Kenneth Bell

Member

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 »

Biography

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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Contact Information

Steven Kenneth Bell -
Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
601 N Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
www.meltzerandbell.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 561-557-8686
  • 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 2004

Work Experience

Position Duration
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 20082013
Criminal Defense Attorney at Ruiz, Bell & Clayman, LLC 20072008
Attorney at Broward County Public Defender's Office 20042007

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center Law Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor 2004
University of Florida Advertising Bachelor of Science 2001

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2018 – present
General Member National College for DUI Defense 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

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Super Lawyer SuperLawyers 2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2015
Rising Star SuperLawyers 2014
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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Blogs

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Lawrence Meltzer and Steven Bell Commit to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

It is an honor to announce that Lawrence Meltzer and Steven Bell have committed to being Life Members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Founded in 1958 the NACDL prides ... [read more]

Meltzer & Bell P.A. Wins the 2017 Law Firm 500 Award

Posted on Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Law Firm 500 is organization that celebrates the fastest growing law firms in the United States. The year 2017 marks the second annual Law Firm 500 Conference and Gala, where Law Firm 500 celebrated t... [read more]

FHP Releases Sketch of Suspected Hit and Run Driver

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

WFLX-TV reported on October 13 that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) released a sketch of a person who could have been involved in a fatal hit and run crash in Boca Raton on Labor Day weekend. The FHP... [read more]

Teen Suspected in Carjacking Charged as Adult

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

The Palm Beach Post reported on September 29 that the West Palm Beach Police Department said a 17-year-old was being charged as an adult in a reported September 4 carjacking near Good Samaritan Medica... [read more]

Polk County Sheriff Threatens to Jail Evacuees with Warrants

Posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

On August 26, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) began monitoring a tropical wave over the western coast of Africa that moved off the coast of the continent and organized significantly ... [read more]

Drug Monitoring Program Expands throughout U.S. to Thwart Doctor Shopping

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Prescription fraud, commonly known as doctor shopping, is a huge problem throughout the United States, including Florida. In 2009 the Federal Centers for Disease Control labeled Florida as the epicent... [read more]

Meltzer & Bell, P.A

RSS iconA criminal charge can have serious repercussions on your future. Whether it is a criminal citation or felony offense, it can affect current licenses, academic, careers, or housing opportunities. A West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney can help you fight for dismissed charges and other favorable outcomes.

Why you need a DUI Attorney for your First DUI Offense

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A first DUI can be very serious indeed. In addition to paying costly fines and potential jail time, it can affect the employment or licenses of professionals as well as students educations oppurtunies... [read more]

A Criminal Drug Charge in West Palm Beach

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Drug charges carry heavy penalities which can affect a student, employee or business owner. The severity of the charges depend on the type of drug or substance which you are found with as well as the ... [read more]

Combating Marijuana Charges

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While marijuana may be used in certain parts a plant that naturally grows in different parts of the world, it is still against the law to possess this plant. Even though it has shown to have some posi... [read more]

What to do if you are charged with Domestic Violence

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When a person is accused of domestic violence and a charge is brought up, it can be heartbreaking for the familiy and mentally taxing. In many situations it may be the result of a misunderstanding. Co... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Sexual Offense Laws in Florida

Published January 2016

Publisher: Steven Bell

Sex crimes carry both severe punishments and a strong stigma. Thanks to sex offender registration laws, it is a stigma that you could be forced to carry for the rest of your life.