Steven Bell

Steven Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
 | 515 N Flagler Dr, Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-3923
Phone: 561-557-8686
Fax: 561-300-2158
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Steven Bell serves as a tireless ally to those facing criminal charges in the West Palm Beach area of Florida. As a partner at Meltzer & Bell, P.A., he uses his range of legal experience to confidently tackle a range of misdemeanor and felony offenses. His dedication to his field is evident in his educational background and leadership roles.

After graduating with his Bachelor's Degree in Advertising from the University of Florida, Steven studied law at Nova Southeastern University's Shephard Broad Law Center. He graduated magna cum laude in the top 3% of his class. While working toward his Juris Doctor he was one of a select few students elected to Nova Southeastern University Law Review and was named a member of the Order of Barristers on graduating, an honor given to only 9 members of his class.

After completing his term as a Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Bell began his term as an Assistant Public Defender. In this role he defended hundreds of clients facing challenging situations, including DUI charges, drug offenses, and felony violent crime allegations. Within a year of being hired, he was promoted to Felony Public Defender in the Circuit Court. He was soon named as lead Assistant Public Defender to more than one felony division and was eventually placed in charge of the Juvenile Division, defending the futures of juveniles facing the overwhelming consequences of a criminal charge.

In 2007, Mr. Bell moved to the private sector of law. By 2008 he was the head of the legal operations of The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm in Palm Beach County, a firm dedicated to taking on a range of traffic violations across Florida. In this capacity he fought hundreds of DUI cases, many of which resulted in a jury trial. He gained hands-on experience tackling practically every type of traffic charge possible, from speeding tickets to reckless driving allegations, and he now uses this focused knowledge as a part of Meltzer & Bell, P.A., The Traffic Stop.

As a partner at his own firm, Meltzer & Bell, P.A., he is dedicated to providing every client with the personal attention needed to devise a defensive strategy that fits their individual needs. His passion for criminal defense has led him to be featured on Radio, Seaview Radio, and Sirus XM Radio. In addition he was selected to the membership of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense and named among the Top 100 DUI lawyers in his geographic region.

About Steven Bell

Admitted: 2004, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Nova Southeastern University’s Sheppard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 2004 -graduated Magna Cum Laude, an achievement of one the highest honors reserved for law students graduating in the top 3% of the graduating class; one of a select few elite law students elected to Nova Southeastern University Law Review; was given the honor of becoming a member of the Order of Barristers, an honor given only to nine members of his graduating class.  AV rated with Martindale Hubbell
  • Superlawyer, Super Lawyer, Superlawyers, 2015
  • top 100, Top 100 DUI Lawyers, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated, AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale Hubble, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Palm Beach Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar, Southern District
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Places Steven has been featured on: New York Daily News Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post,  Cop Talk Radio, Seaview Radio, and Sirus XM Radio in regard to criminal law. Former felony public defender, supervisor of juvenile division.  Experience at Ticket Clinic gave him certain strategies learned as an Assistant Public Defender against the State to have non-DUI related felonies and misdemeanors dismissed.

Educational Background:

  • Nova Southeastern University’s Sheppard Broad Law Center, Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Advertising, 2001

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
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Office Location for Steven Bell

515 N Flagler Dr
Suite 240
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-3923

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Last Updated: 3/8/2019

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