Throughout the years, Steven Bell and Larry Meltzer have helped men, women, and minors throughout Florida, including Broward County, 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 Broward 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 (954) 745-7457 or send an online message today and speak with a dedicated Fort Lauderdale defense lawyer today.


  • I am writing a testimonial for Mr. Lawrence Meltzer. I was facing hard prison time and punishment. He 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.

    Thank you Larry. Tony, the kids and I owe you our lives and happiness. You have been a blessing to us. I am so happy to see you rise to the top like the superstar you are. Much respect and appreciation.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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 sucessful 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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