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Jarett A. de Paula

Jarett A. de Paula joined Rice Law Firm in 2018 after a decade of litigating primarily contract and business disputes as well as a variety of family law matters with his father-in-law, Ormond Beach attorney David A. Vukelja of Vukelja Law. At Rice Law Firm, Mr. de Paula focuses on serving clients in family law and divorce matters, including uncontested and contested divorces, alimony, child custody and timesharing disputes, child support, relocation of minor children, and appeals. In addition, Mr. de Paula represents businesses and individuals in contract and business matters, including breach of contract disputes, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and construction lien foreclosures.

Mr. de Paula is a results-oriented professional who is committed to providing quality service for every client. Whether you need assistance with a family law or business matter, Mr. de Paula will pursue the best possible outcome for you as cost-effectively and amicably as possible.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Contract Disputes

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Volusia County Bar Association (2008-present)
  • Board Member, Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2016-2018)

 Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar (2008)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2011)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2012)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (2017)


  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D. - 2007)
    • Stetson Ambassador
  • Stetson University (M.B.A. - 2007)
  • University of Florida (B.A. - 2004)
    • UF Honors Student
    • Chief Justice, UF Traffic Court
    • Sigma Chi Horizons Leadership Graduate
    • Sigma Chi National Ethics Committee (1 of 2 undergraduate representatives)

Leadership and Community Involvement

  • Leadership Daytona Graduate, Class XXXI (2011)
  • General Counsel, Volusia Young Professionals Group (2013-2014)
  • Youth Soccer Coach, Ormond Beach Soccer Club (2014-present)
  • Membership Chair, Daytona Beach Quarterback Club (2015-present)


Outside of the office, Mr. de Paula enjoys spending time with his wife and four sons, running, lifting weights, coaching his boys’ soccer teams, reading, and playing chess.

Practice Areas
  • Business Formation, Representation and Litigation
  • Contract Disputes