Rebecca C. Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Elder Law Attorney in Port Richey, FL

Delzer, Coulter & Bell, P.A.
 | 7920 US Highway 19, Port Richey, FL 34668
Phone: 727-361-2894
Fax: 727-847-5344
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Elder Law (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Rebecca C. Bell is an estate planning attorney at the law firm of Delzer, Coulter & Bell, P.A., in Port Richey, Florida. In addition to estate planning, Ms. Bell works with a variety of issues in elder law, including Medicaid planning and veterans’ benefits. She serves clients in Port Richey and the surrounding areas.

    Ms. Bell has over 20 years of experience practicing estate planning and elder law and has been certified by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education as an elder law specialist. She has written multiple articles on elder law topics for law reviews and professional publications.

    Her skill and knowledge have earned Ms. Bell the respect of her peers. She is the recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating, which reflects her outstanding legal capability and high ethical standards. The Florida Bar’s Elder Law section also awarded her its “member of the year” award in 2012.

    Staying active in her legal community is important to Ms. Bell. She is a member of the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate & Trust Law sections of The Florida Bar and is an active member of the West Pasco Bar Association, the Suncoast Estate Planning Council, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She also sits on the board of CARES, Inc., in Hudson, Florida, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Pasco County’s elderly population.

    Ms. Bell earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and received her law degree and from Stetson University College of Law, where she also earned a Master of Law degree in elder law. She is qualified to practice before all Florida state courts.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Elder Law
    • 50%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Rebecca Bell

    Admitted: 2000, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.delzercoulter.com/attorney-profiles/rebecca-c-be...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Received the Cecil C. and Augusta Bailey Award, recognizing character, academic achievement, and capacity for meritorious leadership in the field of law, Stetson University College of Law, 1999
    • I received the Member of the Year Award by the Florida Bar Elder Law Section for my work and advocacy on behalf of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar., Member of the Year Award, Florida Bar Elder Law Section, 2012
    • Received Stetson Law Review’s Outstanding Senior Associate Award, Stetson University College of Law, 1999
    • Achieved a AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
    • Accredited by the Department of Veteran Affairs for the preparation and presentation of claims for Veterans Benefits.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • North Suncoast Estate Planning Council, Vice President, 2011 – 2012
    • Estate Planning Attorneys Association, President, 2004 –  2005
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar
    • Florida, 2000
    • Director, Gulf Coast Estate Planning Council, 2019
    • Past President and Member, Estate Planning Attorneys Association
    • President of the North Suncoast Estate Planning Council, 2013
    • Member at Large, Joint Public Policy Task Force of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, 2015
    • Member of the Florida Bar Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "B", 2014-2017
    • Prepared Fair Hearing Report and Case Law Summaries for the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, 2004
    • At-Large-Member, Executive Council, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar, 2016
    • Member of the Board of Directors, West Pasco Bar Association, 2004-2006
    • Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law, 2013
    • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Vice-Chair, 2016 the non-profit CARES, Inc. (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.), 2012-Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Articles Editor, Stetson Law Review, 1999
    • Author: “Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care: Is Florida Ready?”  26 St. Thomas L. Rev. 26  (2013)
    • Co-author of the publication, Planning for the Elderly in Florida, Co-author, Planning for the Elderly in Florida, LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2015
    • Author, "Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care: Is Florida Ready?" 26 St. Thomas Law Review 26 (2013)
    • Author of Comment "Virtual Adoption: The Difficulty with Creating an Exception to the Statutory Scheme," 29 Stetson Law Review 415 (1999)
    • Author, "Florida's Adoption of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act: Is It Sufficient To Protect Florida's Vulnerable Adults"? 24 St. Thomas Law Review 32 (2011)

    Educational Background:

    • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, BA, 1997
    • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL, LL.M. in Elder Law with distinction, 2011
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    Office Location for Rebecca C. Bell

    7920 US Highway 19
    Port Richey, FL 34668

    Phone: 727-361-2894

    Fax: 727-847-5344

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