Thomas M. Bell, P.A. 515 N. Newnan Street, Jacksonville FL 32202 - Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney

Thomas M. Bell, P.A.
515 N. Newnan St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-354-0062
Fax: 904-353-1315
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Thomas M. Bell

Thomas M. Bell

Jacksonville, Florida

Criminal Defense in Federal & State Courts. Family Law.

A solo practice, Thomas M. Bell P.A. focuses on representing clients with complex criminal cases, as well as family law matters. All cases are handled personally by Mr. Bell, an experienced counselor and litigator. His extensive trial experience includes capital defense, homocide and serious federal and state charges.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Assistant Public Defender, 1986-1991. Corse and Bell, 1991-1994. Corse, Bell and Miller P.A., 1994-1997.

MEMBER: The Florida Bar; United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court Middle District of Florida.  Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Jacksonville Federal Bar Association.


Areas of Practice

  • Federal Court
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Computer Crime
  • Computer Sex Crimes
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Law
  • Death Penalty
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Family Law
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Prescription Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wire Fraud
  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Paternity

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D. - June, 1986
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • M.A., Master of Arts - June, 1981
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - June, 1979

Honors and Awards

  • AV (Preeminent); Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Rating
  • 2014 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys In Florida; National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 Spirit of Giving Award; Federal Bar Association (Jacksonville Chapter)
  • 2012 Top Lawyers in Jacksonville; Jacksonville Magazine's 904

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Jacksonville Federal Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Corse, Bell and Miller, 1991 - 1998
  • Office of the Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1986 - 1991

From offices in Jacksonville, Florida, Thomas M. Bell, P.A., represents clients in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, St. Augustine, Fleming Island, Palm Coast, Duval County, Clay County, St. Johns County, Baker County, Nassau County, Alachua County, Flagler County, Volusia County, Putnam County and throughout Northeast Florida.