Steven Bell

Steven Bell

Steven Kenneth Bell
Main: (561) 500-5000
Direct: (561) 557-8983
Fax: (561) 300-2158
Cell: (561) 554-5269
Email: Steve@thetrafficstop.com

AV Preeminent Rated
(Martindale-Hubbell)

AV Preeminent Rated (Martindale-Hubbell) 2015

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2017

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys - 2017

Steven Kenneth Bell has an impressive background in both education and work experience that attest to his work ethic and determination to succeed. He studied Advertising at the University of Florida and graduated with a bachelor's degree. He then matriculated into law school at Nova Southeastern University's Sheppard Broad Law Center, where he rigorously applied himself to his studies and graduated magna cum laude. 

While pursuing his law degree, Mr. Bell worked as a Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern with the Broward County Public Defender's Office, which allowed him to gain experience handling both misdemeanor and felony cases before even graduating. In 2004, he graduated with his juris doctor in the top 3 percent of his class.

After completing his internship, Steven Bell was hired as an Assistant Public Defender for Broward County. In this capacity he defended hundreds of clients facing challenging times. Within one year of his position, he was promoted to Felony Public Defender in the Circuit Court, being named to the lead Assistant in several of the Felony divisions soon after. He was soon placed in charge of the Juvenile Division, one of the youngest attorneys ever to hold this title.

In 2007, Steven Bell turned to private practice. He joined The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm, and was placed as the lead attorney for that office in 2008. In this position, he handled thousands of traffic cases, ranging from minor offenses to felony violations, including acting as lead trial counsel through many DUI verdicts. His experience as a Public Defender made him highly effective in defending his clients from allegations of traffic violations. The many cases that he pursued included a wide range of misdemeanors and felonies, running the full spectrum of traffic tickets, from running a red light to vehicular manslaughter.

When handling vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter cases, Mr. Bell has employed the services of independent defense experts ranging from forensic toxicologists to accident reconstructionists. He uses their expert testimony to build the strongest possible defense against these serious charges.

As a partner at Meltzer & Bell, P.A., Steven Bell currently tackles traffic violations throughout Palm Beach and the surrounding areas. He uses his experiences as a traffic attorney and public defender to guide his clients through the confusing process of Florida's courtrooms with confidence. The nuances of the many possible traffic offenses can mean the difference between a dismissed accusation and years behind bars. With focused experience in the areas of traffic crimes in Florida, Steven Bell knows how to approach any situation and what's necessary to defend his clients from any type of traffic violation.

Mr. Bell has been recognized by several organizations for his work ethic and dedication to every client. In 2013 he was named in the Top 100 DUI Attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, as well as being AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, he was listed as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and he was named a Super Lawyer in 2015. He also was named Client's Choice by Avvo in the DUI category in 2013. Steven Bell, Esq. has been interviewed regarding DUI issues in Palm Beach County due to his experience by USA Today and WPTV and has provided input regarding the same on the arrest and charges stemming from Golfer Tiger Wood’s for Driving Under the Influence.

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Education

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

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • Federal Bar, Southern District
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015
  • NORML 
  • Palm Beach Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Judicial Committee

Work Experience

  • Broward County Public Defender, Certified Legal Intern, 2003
  • Broward County Public Defender, 2004-2007
    • Managing Supervisor of Juvenile Division
  • Ruiz, Bell, Clayman, LLC, Partner, 2007-2008
  • The Ticket Clinic, A Law Firm, 2008-2013

Awards and Recognitions

  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2013
  • Client's Choice by Avvo in the DUI category, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer, 2015
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Client Testimonials for Meltzer & Bell, P.A.
Client Testimonials
  • ...A long weekend vacation in Palm Beach resulted in the potential for serious consequences that could have set me back in unimaginative ways. M+B was a truly incredible legal advocate and was always accessible within minutes to answer questions and discuss the progress of the case within the system - truly remarkable. I could not have retained better legal representation in my case in Palm Beach County.

    Anonymous
  • I just had to commend you on the outstanding job you did on behalf of your client in court yesterday. If my clients were ever to ask me if I know of a good DUI defense attorney, I know to whom I can refer them!

    A.A.
  • I was facing hard prison time and punishment. [Larry] did everything to pull strings and get me into rehab. After meeting with many therapists I finally got one to diagnose me successfully with Bipolar. Thanks to Larry I have been sober since 6/19/09. My health is great and my family life is amazing. It's because he saw something in me and my family that I wasn't just an alcoholic there was something that told me it was something else.

    A.P.
  • I was charged with a felony and facing the scary thought of losing my job, but thank you Attorney Steven Bell for helping me. Now I’m able to keep my job and take care of my family. I am truly amazed by your service, and you for understanding what I have to deal with. To me I’m very impressed by way you handled my case and was here to listen and make things OK!

    Y.E.
  • Mr. Steven Bell, Words cant explain how thankful I am for you and your firm. I was facing felony charges and even looking at doing 5 years in jail! Not only did you fight for me, you got my case dismissed and dropped. For that, I don't have words to say “thank you” you were always kind and believed in me. You looked for every opportunity and you won! Thank you for being my guardian angel in disguise and steering me in the right direction. You are forever my “too go guy” thank you soooo much!

    A.L.
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