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Philip Bonamo
Rice Law Firm

Philip Bonamo
Address: 222 Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-257-1222

Academic Background

University of Florida, 1992
Stetson University College of Law 1995

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce
  • Family


Prior to joining Rice & Rose, Mr. Bonamo was a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. He also worked as a state prosecutor, serving eight and one half years as an Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney’s Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit. During his tenure with the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bonamo handled and tried all types of criminal matters, including homicides, career criminal prosecution and complex white-collar/fraud cases. He served as a Supervising Attorney in the Felony Trial Division for several years. While a state prosecutor, he was also an Adjunct Professor at Daytona Beach Community College teaching in the areas of criminal and constitutional law.
• Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar
• Admitted to practice in all Florida courts
• Admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
• Obtained membership to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, seated in Atlanta, Georgia
• Member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Current member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
• Former board member for the Volusia County Bar Association from 2004-2007, serving as Treasurer, President Elect and 2008 President
• Member of the Flagler County Bar Association.
• Member of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida Pro Bono Steering Committee
• Member of the Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
• Former Barrister Member of the Dunn-Blount Inns of Court
• Member of the Federal Bar Association-Orlando Chapter
• Graduate of the 2005 Leadership Class for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of their Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009
• Served on the scholarship review committee for New Smyrna Beach CAPS (Community and Alumni Providing Scholarships) for New Smyrna High School from 2006 through 2009

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