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Paul E. Rice, Jr.
Managing Partner


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

Family Law
Prenuptial Agreements
Relocation of minor children
Injunctions for Protection / Domestic Violence

Professional Certifications

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


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, US Masters Swimming
Ocean Lifeguard, Volusia County Beach Patrol (Summers 1977 - 1982)

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Paul E Rice, Jr. - Board Certified Divorce Attorney
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Paul E Rice, Jr. - Board Certified Divorce Attorney
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Practice Areas
  • Marital & Family Law, Board Certified