Throughout the years, Steven Bell and Larry Meltzer have helped men, women, and minors throughout Florida who were facing a variety of complex charges. Their criminal defense practice is heavily driven by their strong community reputation, passion for justice, and referrals from satisfied clients.

This page contains just a small sample of reviews and thanks given by their clients involved in misdemeanor, felony, and federal matters across Palm Beach County, Florida. We invite you to inquire further about our experience and learn what we can do to help you during this critical time. Call (561) 557-8686 or send an online message today and speak with a dedicated West Palm Beach lawyer today.

  • If you find yourself in a legal bind and need representation, choose Steven Bell. He returned the initial call within 10 minutes on a Friday night at 6pm. I needed him to represent me in court the following Saturday morning at 8:30am and he was there.

    Throughout my case Mr. Bell never pushed me to accept a "deal" but was persistent in proving my innocence, rather than taking the shorter way out, and moving on to the next client. He fought hard every step of the way. He saw the evidence and presented my case and never gave up. He is a professional pit bull, and is well respected in the courtroom. I would not want to be on the opposite side of him.

    Your future and reputation is important. Steven Bell will get you the best possible outcome for your situation. He is a master at his profession.


  • My son was facing a serious charge. As a parent this is one of the most frightening things you can face. While having sympathy for the alleged victim as a father my natural instinct is to protect my child at all costs. When legal trouble comes you way in whatever form trust me when I say this is something you aren’t prepared for. After scouring the internet and reading as much as I could regarding local criminal attorneys I sent an email to Steven Bell.  I sent the email one evening and to my surprise I was contacted almost immediately the same evening.

    We set up an appointment to meet with Mr. Bell at his office. Upon arrival we were promptly greeted and made to feel comfortable. Two of my sons and myself met with Mr. Bell together as well as individually. Mr. Bell assured me that he believed in my son and felt in his heart he wasn’t responsible for what he was accused of. Mr. Bell assured me that he knew the prosecutor well and he would contact them regarding the matter and handle it every step of the way.

    Mr. Bell was extremely knowledgeable and led us through the process. Our goal was to prevent any charges being filed as to protect my son’s future opportunities and not limit him in any way. Although we felt this would ultimately be the outcome when dealing with the legal system there are no guarantees. The outcome was the best we could have hoped for. No charges were filed and we can resume a normal life.
    Steven Bell was on top of the case from beginning to end. He remained confident and relayed the confidence to me on several occasions.

    Whether you are falsely accused, a case of mistaken identity, or even if you are guilty of some if not all of the charges brought against you I can think of no other firm or individual better to handle the situation. Steven Bell will fight for you tirelessly and protect your rights through the entire process. I have witnessed this first hand.

    A Relieved Parent

  • I am an attorney that has been practicing law in Palm Beach County for more than 32-years. Although I am familiar with the criminal court system, substantially less than one-percent (1%) of my practice has been in that area. Recently, a family member was in need of legal representation that involved a number of different problems related to the main charge.

    Within 90-minutes of calling Meltzer & Bell, P.A. office, he returned my call. With very little explanation given, he understood what was needed. Of special importance is the fact that this situation arose a week before Christmas - there were less than two business days remaining in which to resolve the problems. I was absolutely floored at how quickly the firm filed the necessary pleadings, contacted the prosecutors and set a hearing.

    While attorneys can never guarantee the outcome of a case, he fulfilled all promises in handling everything and in doing so, he helped not just the affected family member, but my ENTIRE family. His prompt - incredibly prompt - responses made me wish I was as responsive to my own clients. Throughout my practice I've had clients in need of criminal representation and, frankly, never had someone I was willing to recommend for them. There is now no question I won't hesitate to have them contact Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. Attorney Patricia E. Thorne

  • Steven -
    I cannot thank you enough for your help in working my case to a successful conclusion. As a middle aged man with a family, career and a son ready to enter college, your work allowed me to keep my life and saved my family from disaster and a sad trip back to WPB. 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'm writing this testimony to explain how grateful I am for Steven Bell from Meltzer & Bell PA. I was sober 4 years and had a relapse of a couple weeks. With in those weeks I violated my probation. With this violation I was looking at 31 years in prison.

    I found out about this violation, because I was on the news wanted on a Friday, and also in the newspaper. I was scared to death because I am also 6 months pregnant. I have had horrible experiences with attorneys in the past but something told me to call Meltzer & Bell that Saturday morning. I left a message and with in seconds Steven Bell called me back. He was at the gym and just wanted to make sure I was okay and ask if he could call me in 5 minutes. I thought that was amazing in itself. He was very sincere and wanted to help me after I explained my situation.

    With in a week he had me in the court room with warrants dropped with no jail time and my probation reinstated. Which was unheard of with the states attorney I had. I have never been more satisfied with the out come of this type of situation. Especially with attorneys who genuinely care and really do want to help. Even to this day Steven calls just to check on me and see how life is going. Thank you Steven Bell and Thank you Meltzer & Bell PA. C.M.

  • When I first hired Attorney Lawrence Meltzer, I was facing severe legal consequences. After a few months and tons of work on Larry’s part, this guy got my charges down to a misdemeanor from a felony, and without getting too specific, he basically saved my life. I could not even begin to fathom going to prison for my ignorance coupled with what seemed to be a series of terribly unfortunate events and just plain bad luck.

    Larry is outstanding, to say the least! He has so much patience, explaining in lamens terms what all the legal terminologies meant and helping me to focus on what was really important to understand in the case. Larry is a true professional in every way.

    No obstacle was too difficult for him to hurdle. Through two different prosecutors and loads of scattered files, he sorted out my case and made sense of what my Judge even thought was confusing and unprofessionally executed paperwork by the State. He even got both of the prosecutors on my side in the end. Everybody seems to know Larry, too; and I see why! He’s a great person to know!

    In the end, I am left with some simple probation and a huge lesson learned, and I owe it all to the best family in the world and Larry Meltzer, the best attorney anyone can ask for M.B.

  • 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.

  • I received a DUI in April of 2013 and was placed on probation for a year. In November I received an MIP of alcohol and approached Stephen Bell of Meltzer & Bell for representation. I was charged being charged with violation of probation and a MIP of alcohol. Since I was on DUI probation this was a serious violation and was facing jail time.

    With the help of Stephen Bell I pleaded out with an excellent deal. Probation was reinstated as if nothing happened. Stephen Bell’s outstanding service and commitment during this case eased my mind knowing I was in good hands. I would recommend his services greatly to everyone. Stephen is a great lawyer that puts his clients first, always informing and explaining the law with great knowledge. I am exceptionally happy and grateful for his services. Great person. Great lawyer. Great friend. K.C.

  • Dear Steve, I would like to thank you for your guidance, sincerity and professionalism in the handling of my case. I knew you had my best interest at hand from day one. C.R.

  • I have nothing but the highest praises for Meltzer & Bell, PA, and in particular, Attorney Steve Bell. We first utilized Mr. Bell’s services while he was at ‘The Ticket Clinic’ when my adult son was charged with a DUI. As everyone is aware, there are always two sides to every story, and it was only through Mr. Bell’s expertise, immense knowledge and attention to detail that my son prevailed on every issue. Mr. Bell was honest, upfront and prepared us for every possible scenario. I had peace of mind from the very first day we stepped in to Mr. Bell’s office knowing the case was in the right hands. There is no way we would have gotten the result we did without him.

    Just recently we were faced with a traffic issue with potential criminal charges for my daughter. Without question we sought Mr. Bell’s services once again. As expected, Mr. Bell was meticulously prepared, trustworthy, professional, and compassionate to a somewhat emotional mom in ‘protect my child’ mode. He was always there to answer my phone calls and emails immediately; I wasn’t stressed because I knew we were in good hands and that he would fight for my child’s best interest. We just received the disposition papers for the case and are ecstatic with the outcome.

  • Having worked in the legal field myself for years I know the importance of choosing an attorney wisely and carefully. I can honestly say you will find no one better!! M.A.

  • Dear Larry Meltzer,
    I would like to thank you for your help in handling my recent ticket. Your level of professionalism and expertise allowed my case to be dismissed and for that I am grateful. Although I hope to not receive any more tickets in the future, but if I should find myself in a similar position, I will be sure to reach out to you again! Your services are noteworthy and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know that may need them. Thanks again for your help!

  • I would like to thank you very much how you handling my son's case. It was done professionally with great confidence and knowledge. Your great job we will recommend to our friends and people who need your help.

    Thank you again and keep doing good job. Very happy with your performance.

  • Steven Bell has been an exceptional lawyer. Starting with when I first called him on a Sunday morning, because I was in a panic, and he answered! He has always been there for me. I have never felt that he wasn't there for me. He worked extremely hard going back and forth with the State Attorney, fighting to dismiss my DUI charge. He was successful in having it reduced to Reckless Driving. I would recommend him and his firm without reservation to anyone. He is a lawyer that puts your needs first and fights for you. Thank you for all your hard work, it does not go without recognition. J.M.

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