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PAUL E. RICE, JR


Biography

Mr. Rice is a life long resident of Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been representing divorce and family law clients in Daytona Beach and Volusia and Flagler Counties for over 30 years.  Mr. Rice is board certified in marital and family law by the Florida Bar. Only six percent of all lawyers in Florida are board certified. Mr. Rice has attained an AV Preeminent Rating, the maximum rating for legal ability and ethics that a lawyer can receive by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading national law firm directory.  Mr. Rice is the past president of the Volusia County Bar Association and has served as the chairman of the VCBA’s Family Section from 2004 through the present.

Mr. Rice takes a solution-oriented approach to family law. In most divorce and family law cases, an early, amicable and inexpensive resolution should be sought, assuming the client’s goals will not be compromised. In some cases, trial is inevitable. Mr. Rice has extensive trial experience in all types of divorce and family law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Modifications
  • Relocation of minor children
  • Injunctions for Protection/Domestic Violence

Professional

  • Board Certified as a specialist in Divorce and Family Law
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest possible rating)
  • Chair, Volusia County Bar Association’s Family Law Section (2004- present)
  • President, Volusia County Bar Association (2001-2002)
  • Board of Directors, Volusia County Bar Association (1999-2001)
  • Member, Florida Bar Association’s Family Law Section (2007 – present)
  • Member, Dunn-Blount Inns of Court (2001-2005)
  • Member, Volusia County Civil Trial Attorneys Association (2006 – present)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1983
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 1984

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Florida School of Law, 1983
  • Member, Florida Blue Key
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida, 1980
  • President, Mortar Board Honor Society (1977-1978)
  • Vice-President, Interfraternity Council (1978-1979)
  • UF Student Senator (1977-1978)
  • Brother and Secretary (1978-1979) of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
  • Exchange Program, Oxford University School of Law, England 1982

Leadership and Community Involvement

  • Chair, City of Daytona Beach Nuisance Abatement Board (2000-present)
  • Board of Directors, Volusia/Flagler YMCA (2011-present)
  • President, Daytona Beach Track Club (1995-1997)
  • Board of Directors, Daytona Beach Track Club (1994-2001)
  • Captain, Daytona Beach Quarterback Club (2003)
  • Member, City of Daytona Beach Right Sizing Task Force (2004)
  • Member, Daytona Beach City Commission Salary Review Committee (2000)

Personal/Interests

  • Married with three children, two sons and a daughter
  • Surfs both locally and abroad
  • Long time competitive runner and triathlete
  • All American, USA Triathlon (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons)
  • Member, U.S. Masters Swimming
  • Ocean Lifeguard, Volusia County Beach Patrol (Summers 1977 – 1982)

Contact Mr. Rice today for consultation!