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. He was rated a top Florida attorney in the field of immigration law by Super Lawyers in 2018.
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 and Broward County Bar Association. She has been appointed as a member of the USCIS Liaison Committee for the South Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
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.
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.
Violet Pertierra is an immigration paralegal with more than 25 years of experience in the legal field. She graduated from the University of Havana and began practicing law in Cuba as a licensed attorney in 1992. Since immigrating to the United States in 2002, she has worked closely with attorneys in all areas of immigration law, including immigrant visa petitions, applications for adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers of grounds of inadmissibility, naturalization, and removal defense.
At Robert M. Bell, P.A., Ms. Pertierra works closely with clients and their families to ensure that their applications for immigration benefits are prepared thoroughly and efficiently, and to maintain regular communication with clients about the status of their pending cases. She is passionate about providing clients with the best possible service through her knowledge, experience, and support.
Ms. Pertierra speaks English and Spanish.
Lis Aura Pavon
Lis Aura Pavon is an immigration paralegal at Robert M. Bell, P.A. She has previous legal experience in the fields of tort law, construction law, and immigration law. She works closely in support of the attorneys 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 assists clients with a variety of family-based immigration needs and ensures that their immigration applications are completed in a timely manner.
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.
Amanda Montiel is the administrative assistant for Robert M. Bell, P.A. She is an experienced administrative assistant with previous experience in commercial & residential real estate development. She provides support to the attorneys & paralegals at Robert M. Bell, P.A. & ensures that clients receive diligent service.
Ms. Montiel maintains consistent communication with clients to facilitate quick responsiveness to questions or concerns. Additionally, she assists clients to set up payment plans and coordinate the delivery of important immigration documents.
Passionate about all things reading, writing & film, Ms. Montiel graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is also very organized & has a strict attention to detail.
Ms. Montiel speaks English & Spanish.