Bachelor of Arts, Florida State University 1976
Master of Liberal Studies, Rollins College 1997
Florida Coastal School of Law 2003
Admitted to The Florida Bar 2004
Beth King is a lifelong resident of Volusia County and a graduate of Seabreeze High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University in 1976 and a Master of Liberal Studies from Rollins College in 1997. Mrs. King taught in the Humanities Department at Embry Riddle University before attending Florida Coastal School of Law. During law school, she served on the nationally recognized Moot Court and Mock Trial teams. She interned with Community Legal Services of Mid- Florida and the Appellate Division of the Office of the Public Defender. At her 2003 graduation, she received the Phyllis Stansell Award for Professionalism and Ethics.
A member of the Florida Bar since 2004, Mrs. King began her legal career in the Office of the Attorney General. She served as a Staff Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit at both the DeLand and Daytona Beach Courthouses. In 2006, she joined the law firm of Smith, Schoder & Bledsoe, where she specialized in medical malpractice defense, workers compensation, and school board defense. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Middle District of Florida and in West Virginia.
Mrs. King is an active member of the Volusia County Bar Association, the Volusia County Civil Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Tiger Bay Club of Volusia County. She serves as Secretary for the Dunn Blount Chapter of the American Inns of Court and is past President of the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers. In 2012, she received the Leaders in the Law award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, a distinction reserved for women lawyers who serve as positive role models in the legal profession and advance the cause of women in the community.
She volunteers regularly with the Justice Teaching Initiative of the The Florida Bar, speaking to elementary and middle school students on the subject of civics and law. In 2011, Mrs. King was awarded the Gold Gavel by the Atlantic High School Academy of Law and Government for her service to their program as a Teen Court judge. Mrs. King is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. She sits on the Board of the Presbyterian Counseling Center and on the Permanent Judicial Commission of the Central Florida Presbytery. She is the Past President of the Board of Directors of Cinematique of Daytona, a non-profit arts group which hosts the annual Daytona Beach Film Festival and is a lifelong film and theater buff.
Mrs. King demonstrates a mature commitment to her clients and uses a creative approach to solving their legal problems. Known for her strength in challenging times, she handles all types of family matters with a steady hand and an eye to an effective resolution.
Mrs. King lives in Ormond Beach with her husband of 29 years. They have five children and four grandchildren. Beth is a Bikram yoga practitioner. She enjoys swimming, gardening, literature, film and entertaining. She practices with the Rice & Rose Law Firm’s divorce and family law practice group.