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Philip Bonamo

Philip Bonamo

Rice Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Florida, Florida
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Summary

Mr. Bonamo received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of law in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Bonamo was extensively involved in Stetson’s trial practice and clinic programs. Prior to attending Stetson University, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1992. Due to Mr. Bonamo’s academic achievement while at the University of Florida he was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. He has been selected as an "Advisor" for the Florida Bar's Lawyers Advising Lawyers Program (LAL).
Prior to joining Rice Law, 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.
Mr. Bonamo is Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar. Mr. Bonamo is trained in Collaborative Law for Marital and Family Law cases. Mr. Bonamo is a member of The Collaborative Family Group of Central Florida and also a member of the Florida Association of Collaborative Professionals. He is admitted to practice in all Florida courts and in 2000 was admitted to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. He has obtained membership to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, seated in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Education
Stetson University College of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Federal prosecutor
United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida
Current
State prosecutor
Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney’s Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit
Current
Partner
Rice Law Firm
Current
Certifications
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
The Florida Bar
Awards
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale Hubbell
Top 100 Lawyers
The National Advoates
Professional Associations
Florida Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
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The Collaborative Family Group of Central Florida
Member
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Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Pro Bono Steering Committee
- Current
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Florida Bar Speakers Bureau
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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Flagler County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Florida Bar, Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Federal Bar Association-Orlando Chapter
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar # 54526
Member
- Current
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Dunn-Blount Inns of Court
Barrister Member
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The Florida Bar’s E-Mentor Program
Mentor
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Volusia County Bar Association
President
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Volusia County Bar Association
President Elect
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Bert Fish Medical Center Foundation
Board of Directors
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Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce
Member of the board of directors
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New Smyrna Beach CAPS
Scholarship review committee
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Volusia County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Treasurer
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Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee
Member
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Volusia County Bar Association
Board member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
What to Expect Out of Your Free Daytona Criminal Law Consultation
Blog
No Driver’s License, No Problem?
Blog
Stand Your Ground In Court
Blog
Philip J. Bonamo Selected Advisor for Florida Bar LAL Program
Blog
Custody By Extended Family Member
Blog
Warrant for Cell Phone and Cell Site Records
Blog
Florida's Stand Your Ground Amendment
Blog
Let's Go To The Video...
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Warrant needed to search a car’s “Black Box”
Blog
Should I Take A Polygraph Test?
Blog
What Is A Diversion And Am I Eligible
Contact & Map
Rice Law Firm
222 Seabreeze Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
USA
Telephone: (386) 257-1222
Fax: (386) 258-9694