About Us

Who We Are

We are committed to serving our clients' interests with the utmost integrity and to providing skilled, diligent and effective legal representation by virtue of our experience, attention to detail and dedication.

Bell & Roper is a civil litigation law firm that was founded in 1996. Our attorneys have extensive trial and appellate experience in all federal and state courts throughout Florida. We are proud of our hard-earned reputation for zealous advocacy and for providing prompt, individualized attention to the legal needs of our valued clients. We endeavor to resolve disputes ethically and efficiently, by implementing innovative strategies designed to streamline litigation and contain legal expenses, while at the same time ensuring we do not compromise our ability to deliver only the highest quality of legal representation. Importantly, if the case cannot be resolved amicably, we have the requisite skill, knowledge, and experience to effectively present our client’s case at trial.

The firm serves as legal counsel for both private corporations and governmental clients, including national insurers and prominent self-insured companies. We offer a full range of legal services, covering a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters, including casualty and surety, automobile, commercial trucking, professional liability, products liability, employment, construction defect, premises liability, medical negligence, insurance coverage, and commercial transactions.

Our lawyers have substantial experience representing public entities in a variety of civil rights, law enforcement and land use matters, as well as administrative proceedings and other governmental claims. Our practice is primarily based in Central Florida, but we handle cases throughout Florida, and have served as counsel of record for clients in other states including Georgia and California.

We recognize the importance of promoting diversity and equal opportunity in the practice of law, as well as within our firm. We are committed to creating a diverse and tolerant culture in our firm which will reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities that we are privileged to serve.

Bell & Roper, P.A. is highly respected in the legal community and is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, signifying the highest level of legal ability and adherence to the professional standard of conduct, legal ethics, reliability and diligence in its practice.

What we do

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law

  • Automobile Liability

  • Appeals

  • Business & Corporate

  • Civil Rights Defense

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Commercial Trucking

  • Construction Defect

  • Eminent Domain/Inverse Condemnation

  • Employment & Labor Law

  • Ethics

  • Governmental Entity Defense

  • Government Operations/Public Entity Law

  • Government Purchasing

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Insurance Defense

  • Land Use

  • Medical Negligence

  • Municipal

  • Police Liability

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability
  • Property & Casualty Defense

  • Public Housing Matters

  • Public Records


  • Title IX/Education

  • Transportation

Meet The Team

Our Attorneys

A representative sampling of the firm’s clients

Representative Clients

  • Accredited Surety
    & Casualty Co., Inc.
  • Adventist Risk Management
  • AIG
  • American Express Companies, Inc.
  • Ameriprise Auto
    and Home Insurance
  • Assurance America
  • Axon Enterprise, Inc.
  • Brevard County, Florida
  • Citrus County, Florida
  • Florida Association of Counties Trust
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa
  • Johns Eastern Company, Inc.
  • Knight Insurance Group
  • Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Marion County, Florida
  • Metropolitan Property
    and Casualty Insurance Company
  • Osceola County, Florida
  • Osceola County Clerk
    of the Circuit Court
  • Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  • Preferred Governmental
    Insurance Trust
  • Red Robin International, Inc.
  • School Board of Brevard
    County, Florida
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Seminole County School Board
  • The Travelers Companies
  • Utica National Insurance Group
  • Wayne T. Fellows, Inc.
  • Winter Park Housing Authority