Robert M. Bell, Esq. practices immigration and nationality law exclusively. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
He is a Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) in the area of Immigration & Nationality. This distinction recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, proficiency, professionalism, character, and ethics within various specialties of the law. Board certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Only 7% of eligible Florida Bar members are Board certified. Established by the Florida Supreme Court, this recognition helps consumers identify legal experts. As a Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality, Robert M. Bell has a tested and proven record of substantial involvement, continuing education, and expertise in this field.
Mr. Bell is “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest possible peer review rating that is awarded to attorneys based upon legal ability and ethical standards. He is widely recognized among other legal professionals, government agencies, and clients and their families for his unwavering professionalism, dedication, and attention to detail on every case. He was named one of the the top 40 immigration attorneys under the age of 40 by the National Advocates in 2016 and 2017.
Mr. Bell is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.
He is an Honors Graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, where he was recognized for outstanding academic achievement in the field of immigration law.
Mr. Bell speaks English and Spanish.
As an immigration attorney at Robert M. Bell, P.A., Ms. O’Connor practices before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also prepares petitions for adjudication of dependency to qualify immigrant children for permanent residency and represents clients in detention.
Ms. O’Connor is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association,Broward County Bar Association, and Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
She is a graduate of the Florida International University College of Law, where she participated in the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. While in law school, she served as President of the Women’s Law Society and Vice President of the American Constitution Society. She has volunteered to provide legal services to the immigrant community through numerous deferred action and naturalization drives throughout the state of Florida.
Ms. O’Connor speaks English and Spanish.
Diana Ocampo is a highly experienced immigration law paralegal with a background as a practicing attorney in Colombia. She has extensive experience in all areas of U.S. immigration, including litigation, adjustment of status, consular processing, and naturalization. Her in-depth knowledge of immigration law and procedure has made her a great asset to the countless clients she has served.
She attended the Libre University and began her law practice in Pereira, Colombia in 1996. Ms. Ocampo came to the United States in 2000 with her family and began her work in U.S. immigration law. Although not licensed to practice law in the United States, she has assisted hundreds of potential family and business immigrants with their petitions.
Ms. Ocampo is a world traveler, having visited over 30 countries and 5 continents as a travel writer. This passion has developed her reputation as a skilled observer of other countries and garnered dozens of articles published in several newspapers and magazines. In her words: “World travel has given me a perspective on the lives of many of our immigration clients. Knowing the important differences in many cultures helps me to assist them in making the transition to the United States.”
Ms. Ocampo speaks English and Spanish.
Natalie Fuentes-Hernandez has been working in the legal field since 1997. She brings to the office of Robert M. Bell, P.A. extensive experience preparing family-based petitions as well as immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions. She assists clients with a wide range of immigration issues, including applications for permanent residency, requests for consideration of deferred action, applications for naturalization, and immigration court cases.
In addition, Ms. Fuentes-Hernandez has experience managing Labor Certification (PERM) cases with the Department of Labor and employment-based non-immigrant visas, including employment-based immigrant visa petitions, employment authorization, and advanced parole applications. She is a tireless supporter of the clients she serves.
She graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Ms. Fuentes-Hernandez speaks English and Spanish.
Lis Aura Pavon
Lis Aura Pavon is the administrative assistant for Robert M. Bell, P.A. She is an experienced legal assistant who has previously worked in the fields of tort law, construction law, and immigration law. She works closely in support of the attorneys and paralegals at Robert M. Bell, P.A. to ensure that clients receive careful and attentive service.
Ms. Pavon maintains consistent communication with clients to facilitate quick responsiveness to questions or concerns. She also assists clients to set up payment plans and coordinate the delivery of important immigration documents.
Ms. Pavon has excellent attention to detail and client relations skills that make her an outstanding member of the team at Robert M. Bell, P.A. and a tremendous asset to our clients. She speaks English and Spanish.