Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, Paul E. Rice III was accepted into the University of Florida Honors Program after graduating as the valedictorian of Seabreeze High School. During his time at the University of Florida, Mr. Rice played on the UF men’s club rugby team where he was named to the 2013 SEC 7s All-Conference Team and led the Gators to a victory in the 2013 Sunshine State Games tournament.
While at the University of Florida, Mr. Rice spent a summer abroad as an exchange student in Seville, Spain living with a local family and studying Spanish language. Paul also volunteered with the University of Florida English Language Institute, helping foreign exchange students improve their English and assimilate into American culture.
After graduating from the University of Florida with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Economics and Spanish, Mr. Rice attended Florida International University College of Law after receiving the Dean’s Scholarship. In law school, Mr. Rice served as the president of the Family Law Society.
Paul spent his law school summers working as a law clerk at the Rice Law Firm assisting attorneys with divorce and family law matters and subsequently clerked at the Lydecker Diaz firm gaining experience in insurance defense.
Mr. Rice is conversationally fluent in Spanish and hopes to serve Volusia County’s Spanish-speaking community.