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Welcome to Rice Law Firm. We’ve been serving individuals and businesses in Central Florida since 1983.

Our firm of Daytona Beach lawyers serves a wide variety of clients throughout Florida and our practice areas include Marital and Family Law, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense, Real Estate and Wills, Trusts & Probate.

At Rice Law Firm, client satisfaction is our first priority. We understand that clients want prompt, courteous and fairly priced service, and not at the expense of quality. Through skill and effort, our attorneys have established a reputation for delivering this type of service. Whether a large national client, small business or individual, our firm takes each legal matter seriously.

Our Attorneys
Paul E. Rice, Jr.
Managing Partner
Board Certified
Marital & Family Law
Collaborative Divorce
Philip J. Bonamo
Family Law Expert
Marital & Family Law
Board Certified
Criminal Defense
Collaborative Divorce
Matthew Shapiro
Wills, Trusts & Probate
Condo & HOA
Civil and Property Litigation
Elizabeth C. King
Marital & Family Law
Collaborative Divorce
MaryCatherine Crock
Family Law

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222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Latest Blog Posts
By Paul E Rice, Jr. - Board Certified Divorce Attorney
Pensions and retirement assets are often among the largest and most significant assets at issue in a divorce proceeding. Florida’s equitable distribution law recognizes that some retirement assets are marital, some are non-marital and others are a combination of both. Read More
By Elizabeth King
One of the marriage difficulties that predictably leads to divorce  is one spouse’s alcohol abuse or other addiction - to gambling, sex, food, drugs or spending. Over time, these habits erode the relationship and wreak havoc on finances. Read More
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Firm News & Press
Rice Law Firm attorneys Paul Rice, Beth King, Philip Bonamo and MaryCatherine Crock attended the Family Law Section Meeting on October 14, 2022 for the Volusia Bar Association. Managing Partner, Paul Rice, hosted the meeting for the attendees. After several decades of service, Attorney Rice did so as his final farewell as the chair of the Family Law Section.
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Outstanding service and response time, within 24 hours upon retaining they were on the case. I had a criminal case. Mr. Bonamo and Rice Law Firm provided a faster than expected resolution/outcome. Professional, sensitive to my situation, and responded to my inquiries, timely and expediently. Without reservations, I would utilize Rice Law and recommend their representation in the future.

Philip J. Bonamo & Co. - 5 stars! It was important to me that my legal team maintain a peaceful calm demeanor during this emotional case. Mr. Bonamo and his team were professional, communicated clearly and promptly, and practiced a calm competence at all times.

I worked with Elizabeth King and her assistant Shannon. Both ladies were professional and very responsive and supportive throughout the whole divorce process. I am really happy with the smooth process and all the support I had from them. I would recommend to anyone. I especially enjoyed having a female attorney! Thank you to the Rice & Rose team.

Phil Bonamo - The peace of mind I received from this gentleman through the devastating process of my divorce was priceless. Absolutely priceless. He even emailed me ON A SUNDAY just to let me know that certain things were being taken care of. If you want professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable... set up a consult to meet with him. You will NOT be disappointed!

Matthew Shapiro - I needed an attorney to update my will and trust to add a new family member and review the will and trust based on my current life circumstances. I met with Mr Shapiro, based on recommendations from friends, and was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. Mr. Shapiro made recommendations and made the changes we agreed needed to be made. I will definitely recommend Mr.Shapiro to friends and neighbors.

If you are looking for a great family law attorney, I highly recommend attorney Phillip Bonamo. He is very efficient, compassionate and will work hard to get results for you! Couldn’t ask for a better attorney!

It was an extreme privilege to have Mr. Rice handle my legal services. He expertly guided me through and negotiated my dissolution of marriage addendum. The thought of this upcoming emotional, unpleasant, and possibly expensive process was daunting. My outcome was very favorable because of Mr. Rice's knowledgeable and professional approach. I have and will continue to refer clients to Paul Rice.

Mr. Bonamo was my attorney on a few legal cases, including family law matters. I continued to use his legal services, as he always worked very hard for me and I knew I could count on his experience and professionalism. He and his staff were always available to explain things about my case, and answer any questions that I had in a timely manner. Mr. Bonamo has a great amount of litigation experience which was quickly shown, as I received very good outcomes in my cases. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone that needs an attorney.

Elizabeth King gives a good name to lawyers everywhere. She is exceptionally professional while offering a level of sensitivity and care for her clients that I have not seen in other attorneys (I have worked with some VERY BAD attorneys). She is very responsive, and answers any question you throw at her, without using legal jargon that goes over your head, AND she will look out for your best interests on every front as she did with me.

I had attorney Philip J. Bonamo handle a legal matter for me, and I am so happy that I retained his services. He was right on top of the issue, and he and his staff were able to quickly get the matter resolved. I found Mr. Bonamo to be strait forward and very professional, and timely in his work. If I ever need an attorney's services again, I would not hesitate to use his services again.

Mr. Bonamo was exceptional. I appreciated the professional and outstanding service he and his staff provided. I was confident that he was fighting for me and my children and always felt he had our best interests at heart. All the anxiety I had going into this divorce was greatly reduced as he did above and beyond what I had heard about divorce lawyers. I never had a single complaint and felt that I had a friend on my side at all times. You won’t find a better Lawyer anywhere!

Mr. Bonamo assisted me in a legal case that I had several years ago. I was not familiar with the court system, and Mr. Bonamo from the very beginning put me at ease, explained to me the court process very clearly, and what course of action he suggested for my case. He and his staff were always very professional, approachable, easy to talk with, always answered my questions in a timely manner, and I never had any concerns about their ability to handle my case, which at the time it was a very emotional process. I have referred other people over the years to Mr. Bonamo for legal services, and if I ever needed legal assistance again, I would not hesitate to rehire him.

I have received excellent advice and service from Mr. Rice. What a pleasure to feel secure and know you are getting expert advice - after having gone through two previous attorneys on the same case, having wasted thousands of dollars - and then eventually find the right firm. Save money and time. Go directly to Rice Law Firm.

Mr. Bonamo is a commensurate professional that is compassionate and supportive of his clients. I had several legal matters that needed attention and he handled each one professionally and effectively, while keeping my desired goals in focus. Mr. Bonamo assisted me with cases ranging from family, criminal to civil actions and civil injunctions. Mr. Bonamo's expertise helped me get through the past 6 years, which allowed for my criminal cases to be sealed. Mr. Bonamo has my highest recommendation.

I am constantly traveling for work and Phil was very good to work with remotely. I was the petitioner in case and I am extremely happy I hired Phil. Thank you all so much

I retained Elizabeth King to represent me in the dissolution of my thirty year marriage. Throughout the lengthy divorce process, I experienced Mrs. King to be professional and prompt to respond to any inquiries I made. Her legal knowledge and legal advice were exactly what was needed to navigate this process.

Mr. Bonamo was very professional. He put my wife and I at ease as he and his firm handled my daughter's spring break issues.

I don't usually write reviews, so the fact that I'm taking the time to write one speaks to my opinion of Mr. Bonamo. He helped me handle an unpleasant experience while being both extremely competent and kind. I definitely recommend his services.


Matthew Shapiro responded to all of my questions very promptly and respectfully. Matthew took care of my legal matters and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.

I have been through several lawyers & am very impressed with Matt Shapiro. Not only is he very responsive to my needs, he is VERY easy to communicate with by phone text & e-mail. He can read, assimilate and reply in a very cost effective manner. Matt has the ability to utilize all technology available therefore doesn't waste your time or his. He is there when you need him, personable and intelligent. I have many lawyer associates but Matt is the one I will continue to trust as MY legal counsel.

This is the first time I needed legal assistance and I could not have been more impressed with Mr. Bonamo and his staff. They were always professional, knowledgeable and compassionate.

After taking time off work for 3 separate consultations over a two week period with large and small area firms I finally found my answer. Elizabeth King was efficient, knowledgeable and kind. She understood my issues and was quick to act. I will never have another attorney represent me for family law matters and I will recommend Elizabeth King to friends, family and anyone who is in need of competent professional representation!

Paul and his team helped me through a very difficult divorce with professionalism and integrity. The outcome was better for me than I'd expected. Negotiations were contentious, but Paul coached me to focus on the business at hand and not let emotions take over. This saved me money and kept the matter for dragging on for years. I would highly recommend Rice Law Firm to anyone.

Philip Bonamo and Ashleigh Drexler both are great at what they do, they helped me all the way from the beginning to the end of my divorce. Kept me informed and looked out for my well being. On top of that they handled everything down in Florida without me having to fly down there from NYC.

I was extremely impressed with Mr. Bonamo's representation on my case in the matter of transferring jurisdiction on my custody case, he was very professional and thorough in court. Mr. Bonamo was extremely informative on the status of the case and the next step in proceedings. His paralegal Ms. Drexler was also exceptional in her communication with me and quick response. I only wish I had found Mr. Bonamo when I first started my divorce case.

My husband and I are opening an Assisted Living Facility. We were unsure where to start and over-whelmed by all the options. Matt Shapiro helped us every step of the way, from forming a corporation, to closing on our property, to making sure we are properly protected. We are very pleased with the excellent service and his expertise.

Working with Beth King, Shannon Gregoire and Kristi Rice has been very comforting. They know what they're doing and I never had to follow up with them, they followed up with me. I felt extremely confident in their knowledge and ability. They don't waste time or money and treat you with the utmost respect. I would recommend Beth King and the entire Rice Law Firm to anyone in need of legal help.

I have and will continue to highly recommend Rice Law Firm. Rice Law is a trusted Law Firm that helped and guided me through a difficult time. Paul Rice and the staff at Rice Law  handled my case expediently with brilliant service and extreme professionalism. I was kept informed and was well guided with expert knowledge throughout my entire process.

Rice Law is an excellent law firm, dedicated to providing their clients with quality legal services. I have utilized Phil Bonamo's legal services several times and have always been impressed with his legal counsel and judgement. He and his paralegal, Ashleigh Drexler, were available whenever needed to answer any questions. I always knew the next step in the process and was confident that Phil's focus was on what would be the most advantageous outcome for my family.

I live outside the state of Florida but needed a Florida state Attorney. The Rice Law firm was an excellent choice. They made it easy to handle everything remotely and they were very communicative so that I always felt like I knew what was going on, even though I was far away. Everyone I spoke to at the firm was always professional and courteous and they did not hesitate to answer all of my questions in a way that I could understand. Most of all, I appreciate their expertise and effectiveness in getting the job done. It was so comforting to know that I had such a great team on my side. I am delighted with the service I received from Attorney Matthew Shapiro and Karen Buchanan (Paralegal). They know what they are doing and they do it well.

Mr Bonamo is hands down one of the best attorneys in Central Florida, and one of the most responsive to his clients. I used Mr Bonamo in a complicated family law case, and my results were much better than I could have dreamed. He honestly did earn a 5 star review from me, and I would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.

When it comes to understanding and having empathy for a family situation, Mr. Bonamo is the cream of the crop. He and Ashleigh make an amazing team. I felt so comfortable working with both of them through the entire process. To be able to have real trust and confidence in the attorney team that represents my best interest while also maintaining a superior level of knowledge and compassion is priceless. I recommend Mr. Bonamo and Ashleigh to any one who wants to be represented by true professionals that really care about you and your life and family.

The best from my experience with them. Mr Bonamo is very down to earth and understanding as well as a good listener, experienced and knows what he’s doing, open to opinions... Ms. Ashleigh very good with updates throughout the whole process. Thank you.

Outstanding service and response time, within 24hrs upon retaining they were on the case. I had a criminal case. Mr Bonamo and Rice Law firm, provided a faster than expected resolution/outcome. Professional, sensitive to my situation and responded to my inquires, timely and expediently. Without reservations I would utilize Rice Law and recommend their representation in the future. - John Maher