Samuel P. Bell III, Esq.
Mr. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., 1961) and Duke University (Ll.B., 1964). From 1974 until 1988, Mr. Bell represented Volusia County in the Florida House of Representatives, where he rose to prominent leadership positions. He served as Majority Leader, Chairman of the Rules Committee, Chairman of the Commerce Committee and was twice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He was named the most respected member of the House by his colleagues. After his legislative career, Mr. Bell moved to Tallahassee and organized the Cobb, Cole & Bell Tallahassee branch office, where he continued his governmental practice. He joined the Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar Firm in January 1998. Mr. Bell is the former Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida, Chairman of the Development Council for the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, and a member of the Board of Directors of Brown & Brown Insurance Company and Food Technology Services, Inc. He is a member of the Board of the Children’s Home Society of Florida and a member of the Florida Advisory Council for the Trust for Public Lands. Mr. Bell serves as President of the Florida Public Health Foundation. In both his law practice and his legislative career, Mr. Bell has maintained a strong interest in health care matters. His practice now concentrates on these and other matters of administrative and governmental law. Mr. Bell has received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Bell has received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was designated by Florida Trend Magazine as among Florida’s Legal Elite which included the top 1.6% of Florida’s 54,135 Florida Bar Members.
SAMUEL P. BELL III
PENNINGTON, MOORE, WILKINSON, BELL & DUNBAR, P.A.
215 SOUTH MONROE STREET, 2ND FLOOR
POST OFFICE BOX 10095 (32302-2095)
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301
SERVED 14 YEARS IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
SELECTED BY HOUSE COLLEAGUES AS THE MOST RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE.
SELECTED BY A PANEL OF LEGISLATIVE OBSERVERS COMMISSIONED BY THE MIAMI HERALD AS THE OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE.
SERVED AS HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER AND AS CHAIRMAN OF THE RULES COMMITTEE, THE COMMERCE COMMITTEE AND THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE.
LIFE MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND.
FORMER MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF FLORIDA HOUSE.
RECIPIENT OF THE DAYTONA BEACH JAYCEES GOOD GOVERNMENT AWARD, 1979.
FORMER CHAIRMAN, ADVISORY BOARD - INSTITUTE FOR CHILD HEALTH POLICY.
CHAIRMAN, DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA.
FORMER CHAIRMAN, COMMISSION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT II.
PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION.
MEMBER OF STATE BOARD OF CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY.
ATTORNEY, PENNINGTON MOORE WILKINSON BELL & DUNBAR, P.A.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BROWN & BROWN, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, INC.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN WEST VIRGINIA AND FLORIDA.
RECEIVED AB DEGREE FROM DARTMOUTH COLLEGE IN 1961.
RECEIVED LLB FROM DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW IN 1964.
THREE SONS AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN.
MARRIED TO BETTY CASTOR
CHILDREN'S LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE:
REGIONAL PERINATAL PROGRAM
INFANT METABOLIC SCREENING
SUBSIDIZED ADOPTION FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN
REGIONAL NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE
DIABETES RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTERS
PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM
BILL OF RIGHTS OF RETARDED PERSONS
BABIES INSURANCE LAW
SCOLIOSIS SCREENING PROGRAM
PROGRAM OFFICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
TEMPERATURE CONTROL - HOME HOT WATER HEATERS
JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCACY
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
CANCER AND CONTROL RESEARCH
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE
CREATION OF HEALTHY KIDS
INSTITUTE FOR CHILD HEALTH POLICY
CREATED COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
FUNDING FOR COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH BUILDING