Rice Family Lawyers

Rice Family Lawyers


Mr. Bonamo has lived in the State of Florida for most of his life.  Mr. Bonamo is a resident of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and has been an attorney in the Central Florida area for almost nineteen years.  Mr. Bonamo concentrates his practice to marital and family law and criminal defense.  Mr Bonamo is a prior state and federal prosecutor, and has been Board Certified in the area of Criminal Trial Law since 2001.  

Since joining the law firm of Rice & Rose in 2004, in addition to his practice of criminal defense,  Mr Bonamo has represented hundreds of individuals in the Central Florida area addressing many areas of marital and family law, including dissolution of marriage, paternity matters, injunctions, dependency matters, post-judgment modification of child support and alimony, as well as post-judgment issues of contempt and enforcement.   

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Criminal Defense 


  • Board Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (Highest rating)
  • Member, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2006-Present)
  • President, Volusia County Bar Association (2009-2010)
  • Board of Directors, Volusia County Bar Association (2004-2007)
  • Member, Dunn-Blount Inns of Court (2001-2004)
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense  Attorneys (2008-Present)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 1995
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000


  • Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law, 1995

  • Bachelors of Arts (with Honors), University of Florida, 1992

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, South East Volusia Chamber of Commerce (2005-2007)
  • Board Member, Bert Fish Medical Center Foundation (2005-2007)
  • Review Member of application and scholarship committee for New Smyrna Beach High School Community and Alumni Program for Scholarships (2006-2009


  • Married with two children, one daughter and one son
  • Enjoys tennis, spending time with his family and traveling