| Phil Bonamo Promoted to Partner
at Rice & Rose
& Rose is pleased to announce that associate, Philip J.
Bonamo, pictured here, has been promoted to partnership with
the firm. Mr. Bonamo has been with Rice & Rose for four
years and has earned a reputation as a well prepared and
skilled trial attorney.
Rice & Rose Sponsors NSB CAPS 10th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
& Rose Partner Philip Bonamo is pictured at the 10th Annual
Spaghetti Dinner which was held on January 31, 2009. This
event, which is held each year at the New Smyrna Beach High
School, is organized and put on by the New Smyrna Beach
Community and Alumni Providing Scholarships.
Partner Paul E. Rice Jr. and
Son Participate in YMCA Kids Triathlon
E. Rice Jr. and his son, Jake, age 11, are seen here
competing in the YMCA Kids Triathlon at the
Ormond Beach YMCA on August 9, 2008.
Jim Rose Attends Washington, DC
Jim Rose recently attended a Washington D.C. fly-in with
members of the Daytona Halifax Chamber of Commerce. The
fly-in was hosted by Congressman John Mica.
Paul Rice Receives Board
in Marital and Family Law
Paul E. Rice, Jr. Esquire, a partner in the Rice & Rose Law
Firm, recently became board certified as a specialist in
marital and family law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal
Specialization and Education.
Your Money - Good Jobs In Hard
Times - Foreclosure Lawyers
DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL
- June 8, 2008 - Attorney Raven E. Sword spends some
workdays counseling hard-pressed homeowners on ways to delay
or prevent a foreclosure.
Ashleigh Drexler Earns Bachelor
of Science Degree
Drexler, a paralegal with Rice & Rose, graduated from the
University of Central Florida on May 2, 2008 with her
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law/Legal Studies, while
maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. Ms. Drexler is
planning to attend law school next August.
Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
Program Created for Volusia County
Rice, as chair of the Volusia County Bar Association's
Family Law Section, hosted a luncheon meeting on May 20,
2008 for the purpose of creating a volunteer guardian ad
litem program for custody cases in Volusia County.
Karen Foxman Cross-Examines
photograph of partner Karen Foxman cross-examining the
somewhat controversial Daytona Beach Chief of
Police appeared in the April 16, 2008 edition of the Orlando
Karen Foxman Serves As Bench &
Bar Symposium Panelist
Karen Foxman, a partner with the firm, is seen here serving
as a panelist at a recent Bench & Bar symposium on
Attorney Raven Sword In Run for
Your Life 5k
Saturday, April 19th marked the inaugural Run for Your Life
5k at Town Center in Palm Coast, Florida. There was
a turnout of over 150 runners, adults and children alike.
Raven Sword and son Mason Sword.
Rice & Rose Law Sponsors CBE
Business Express Workshop
Rice & Rose Law was one of the sponsors of the Fourth Annual
Business Express "Connections on the go" Workshop to be held
at the Daytona Beach Hilton on Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
Flagler Chamber Hosts
Ribbon Cutting for New Rice & Rose Office
Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon
cutting for Rice & Rose's new Flagler office on January
Jim Rose Elected to
Executive Board of Halifax Chamber
Rose was elected to the Executive Board of the
Halifax/Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce. He will serve
a one year term as Board attorney.
Rice Re-Appointed as Nuisance Abatement Chair
Rice, seen here chairing the Nuisance Abatement Board at its
November 29, 2007 meeting, was recently re-appointed by
newly elected Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey.
2007 Capital One Bowl
events leading up to the 2007 Capital One Bowl proved to be
quite memorable in more ways than one for the law firm of
Rice & Rose.
Karen Adams Foxman Earns Partnership with Rice & Rose
After four years of proving herself as an able associate
with Rice & Rose, Karen Foxman, pictured here with partners
Paul Rice and Jim Rose,
Rose Addresses Hotel Motel Association
Rose, the attorney for the
Hotel Motel Association, recently
gave an update of the current employment law issues to the
Association's Human Resources group.
Paul Rice Lectures to Family Law Bar
Paul Rice lectured on Void versus Voidable Marriages and
Annulments in Florida before an audience of approximately
forty lawyers at the Daytona Beach International Airport
conference facility on October 26, 2007.
Legal Assistant Kenley Matejka
Joins Rice & Rose
Matejka has joined Rice & Rose as a Legal Assistant. Kenley
will be working in the firm's Business and Litigation
Karen Adams Foxman Awarded for Pro
Karen Adams Foxman receives an award for her pro bono work from
the Volusia County Bar Association and Mid-Florida Community
Jim Rose Moderates Candidate
Rose recently moderated the Candidate Forum sponsored by the
Citizens of Ormond Beach. Candidates for the Mayor and City
Council for Ormond Beach were questioned for two hours
before a crowd of over 200.
Karen Adams Foxman Presents Woman of
the Year Award
Karen Adams Foxman, as outgoing President of the
Association of Women Lawyers, presents the
Honorable Judge Belle B. Schumann an award for Woman of the
Year. Judge Schumann was voted the recipient of this award
based upon her service to the community, both professionally
Phil Bonamo Appointed Volusia
County Bar Treasurer
July 31st, Philip Bonamo was appointed and sworn in at the
Volusia County Bar Association's annual luncheon to the
position of Treasurer for the
Volusia County Bar Association
Raven Sword Joins Rice & Rose
E. Sword has joined the law firm of Rice & Rose in Daytona
Beach as an associate, with offices in New Smyrna Beach and
Flagler County. Ms. Sword will be primarily practicing in
Business Law and Litigation.
Jim Rose Joins ACT Corporation Board of Directors
Rose was recently nominated to be on the Board of Directors
ACT Corporation, a private not for profit corporation
that provides mental health services to the Volusia and
Flagler County areas.
Jim Rose Spoke on Employment
Law At Center for Business Excellence Seminar
Rose appeared at a seminar given by the
Center for Business
Excellence on June 7, 2007.
Another Career Day at Tomoka
Rice, pictured here holding a gag gavel next to fourth grade
teacher Sue Fox, spoke for the sixth year in a row at the
school's annual career day on May 2, 2007.
Jim Rose Makes WCEU Small
Business Hotline Guest Appearance
"Legal Matters - Legal
Essentials for Business" was the topic of the Small Business
Hotline that aired on WCEU - Channel 15 recently. Experts
included Jim Rose, Attorney with Rice & Rose Law Offices and
Dr. Weldon Blake, Bethune-Cookman University, School of
Rice & Rose Sponsors and
Phil Bonamo Hosts Justice Day Event
Tuesday, March 20, 2007, Rice & Rose sponsored and Philip Bonamo
was host/moderator for 'Justice Day' for the Southeast Volusia
Chamber of Commerce's 2007 Leadership Program.
Rice & Rose Welcomes DBCC
& Rose hosted the Daytona Beach Community College Paralegal
class at the firm’s main office on Seabreeze Boulevard in
Daytona Beach, Florida on February 21, 2007.
Rice Appointed to Track Club Board
Paul Rice, seen here competing in the 2006 Paul
DeBruyn 15K, was recently appointed to the Board of
Directors for the Daytona Beach Track Club. The Club has over
500 members and puts on five local races each year in addition
to providing technical support to numerous other area races.
Karen Adams Foxman Attends Mediation
Attorney Karen Adams Foxman recently attended a five day seminar
in Orlando for certification in mediation. After satisfying
the additional criteria for certification, Ms. Foxman hopes
to offer this additional service in her family law practice.
Phil Bonamo Host for Continuing
Legal Education Seminar
Bonamo was host/moderator for the Criminal Law Continuing
Legal Education Seminar held on February 23, 2007 at the
Daytona Beach International Airport.
Paul Rice Receives All-American
Honors for 2006 Triathlon Season
Rice recently received All-American honors for the fourth
consecutive year by USA Triathlon, despite a limited racing
schedule in 2006. The sanctioning body for triathlon honors
those athletes who rank in the top five percent of their age
Paul Rice Lectures on
Challenging and Defending Prenuptial Agreements was the
topic of a presentation given by Paul Rice, pictured above,
Volusia County Bar Association's annual family law
seminar at the Indigo Lakes Conference Center in Daytona
Another Championship For The Gators
Rose and Paul Rice celebrate yet another national
championship (this time in football) of their alma mater,
the University of Florida Fighting Gators.
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Phil Bonamo Appointed to Board of Directors
Bonamo has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the SouthEast Volusia Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Rose Selected As "Member of
Rose was selected "Member of the Year" by the Ormond Beach
Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting held at Oceanside
Country Club on January 19th. Mr. Rose continues to be the
attorney for the Chamber.
Justice Pariente Visits Volusia
Volusia-Flagler Association of Women Lawyers (VFAWL) hosted
a luncheon at the Daytona Beach International Airport on
Friday, September 8, 2006, featuring Supreme Court Justice
Barbara Pariente as guest speaker.
VFAWL Swears In Karen Adams Foxman
Adams Foxman was recently sworn in to serve as President of the
Volusia-Flagler Association of Women Lawyers from July 2006
until July 2007. Ms. Foxman had previously been serving and
Vice President on the same board, and prior to that, as a
member on the Board of Directors.
Phil Bonamo Reappointed for 2006-2007 Term
Bonamo has been reappointed to the Board for the 2006-2007
term for the Volusia County Bar Association. Mr. Bonamo has
been on the Board for the last two years.
Karen Adams Foxman Becomes
Director for the VC Bar Association
Adams Foxman was sworn in on July 28 as a Director for the
Volusia County Bar Association. Ms. Foxman just finished
serving as the Representative for the Young Lawyers'
Division. Ms. Foxman has been serving on the Board in some
capacity for over two years.
Jim Rose "Politicos on Parade"
Master of Ceremonies
Rose was the master of ceremonies for the League of Women
Voter's "Politicos on Parade" event held on May 27, 2006 at
the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach.
Career Day at Tomoka Elementary
Rice is pictured here speaking to Ms. Jeannette Rossano’s third
grade class at Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach, Florida
as part of Career Day on May 17, 2006.
Rice & Rose featured in Daytona Beach News-Journal
firm’s legal administrator, Patti Humphreys, pictured here,
was recently interviewed for an article about dress codes in
professional offices. The article featured the law office of
Rice & Rose and you may review the article in its entirety
Phil Bonamo Guest Speaker and
Saturday evening, May 6th, the Spirit Enrichment Award
Dinner was held at and hosted by the Atlantic Center for the
Arts in New Smyrna Beach to honor one of their Lifetime
Trustees, James H. Pugh, Jr.
Paul Rice Leads Family Law
Paul Rice, in his
capacity as the chairman of the Volusia County Bar
Association’s Family Law Section, recently conducted
a meeting of the Section at the Volusia County
Courthouse Annex in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 4,
31st Annual Gator Day
Rose, immediate past President of the Volusia County Gator
Club and Paul Rice, both University of Florida alumnus,
enjoy the 31st Annual Gator Day Celebration on April 29,
2006 at the infield garages of Daytona International
"Play Pink" Tennis Event at The
Trails Racquet Club
& Rose was a sponsor of the Play Pink Tennis Event which was
held on April 28th at the Trails Racquet Club in Ormond
Rice & Rose Staff Shares
Experience With DBCC Students
Humphreys, Legal Administrator, Tammy Adams, Paralegal and
Angela Liljeros, Administrative Assistant spoke on the
particulars of running an office to the students from DBCC's
Law Office Management Class on Thursday, March 23rd. The
group will receive credit as part of a project required by
A Pair of Proud Florida Gators
Paul Rice and Jim Rose, sport their team colors at work on
Monday, April 3, 2006, in advance of the NCAA basketball
championship game featuring their beloved Florida Gators
versus the storied UCLA Bruins.
Philip Bonamo Panel Speaker at
BCC's Criminal Justice Day
Philip Bonamo participated as a Panel Speaker at Bethune-Cookman
College's Criminal Justice Day, sponsored by the
University's Criminal Justice Association. The program was
held on the BCC campus on April 5, 2006.
Paul Rice Repeats as
Paul Rice was recently recognized by USATriathlon, the national
governing body for the sport, as an All-American for the third
year in a row. Mr. Rice was ranked 27th nationally out of almost
2000 ranked triathletes in the 45-49 age group for the 2005
"Justice Day" for Leadership
21st was "Justice Day" for the Southeast Volusia Chamber of
Commerce's Leadership Class 2006 which was sponsored by Rice &
Rose Law. The event was held at the Volusia County Courthouse in
Jim Rose Addresses VMA Group
Rose spoke before some ninety members and guests of the
Volusia Manufacturers Association on February 23, 2006. Mr.
Rose spoke about current trends in employment law.
Phil Bonamo Appointed Board
Bonamo has been appointed as a
board member to the Bert Fish Medical Center Foundation in
New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Jim Rose Receives New
Rose has been appointed to the following positions:
President of Tiger Bay of Volusia County, a non-partisan
political club that meets monthly to hear speakers regarding
politics and current events; Legal Counsel for the Ormond
Beach Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors of the United
Way of Volusia and Flagler County.
Bowling for School Supplies
Project Receives Grant
attorneys are very involved in the local and state bar
associations. Attorney Karen Adams Foxman recently attended The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division,
2006 Affiliate Outreach Conference ("AOC"). The AOC was held
in Cape Canaveral and included many leaders of local Young
Lawyers Divisions, as well as members of the Board of
Governors. Ms. Foxman presented the Volusia County Bar
Association, Young Lawyers Division's community service
project and was awarded a $1,000.00 grant. The grant will
assist in moving the Bowling for School Supplies Project
ahead. Return to the website soon for more information on
how to register and participate in the project.
VFAWL Names New Vice
Adams Foxman has been named Vice President of the Volusia/ Flagler
Association for Women Lawyers. She previously had served as
a member of the VFAWL Board of Directors.
Karen Adams Foxman To Speak At VAP
January 2006 Meeting
and Rose Law Attorney Karen Adams Foxman will be the guest speaker
for the Volusia Association of Paralegals general membership
meeting on January 25, 2006.VAP is a non-profit organization
and an affiliate of the National Association of Legal
Assistants (NALA) established for the benefit of continuing
education for paralegals. The members live and work in the
Central East Coast of Florida.
Karen Adams Foxman Nominated for
Volusia County Court Judgeship
Nominating Commission for the 7th Judicial Circuit, which
includes Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam counties,
has selected Karen Adams Foxman of Rice Rose Law as one of the
nominees for a Volusia County Court judgeship. Governor Jeb
Bush is expected to make a choice by the end of 2005.
Phil Bonamo Attends Capital
Murder Case Seminar
Bonamo attended the "Life Over Death-Defending a Capital Case in
Florida" Seminar. The two and a half day conference was held on
September 8-10 in Orlando, Florida. It was designed for
attorneys who are involved in defending people in Capital Murder
Cases. Some of the topics the seminar focused on were the
following: Jury Selection in Capital Murder Case Involving Death
Qualification, Case Law Update in Florida on Capital Murder, DNA
Evidence, Development of Mitigation Evidence For/During the
Penalty Phase and Lethal Injection.
Ashleigh Cio Hired As Legal
Ashleigh Cio has been hired as a
Legal Assistant with the law firm of Rice & Rose, 222 Seabreeze
Blvd., Daytona Beach with satellite offices in Palm Coast and
New Smyrna Beach. Ms. Cio graduated from Seabreeze High School
and earned her degree in Legal Assisting and her AA degree in
General Education at Daytona Beach Community College. Ms. Cio is
currently working toward her BA in Legal Studies at the
University of Central Florida. She will be working with the
firm's family law practice group.
Sign Up Now! Small Business
Owners Mentoring Program
Sign Up Now for the
September 7th 9:00am Small Business Owners Mentoring Program.
Chamber members may attend in person or listen in by conference
calls. The Chamber, in conjunction with Premiere Global Services
is offering a program allowing members to take part in monthly
conference calls targeting specific topics of interest to small
businesses. Each month different topics are highlighting geared
to business owners. Jim Rose of Rice & Rose hosts the
series. The upcoming program on September 7 is Tom Leek of Cobb
& Cole Subject: Employee Issues: Sponsored by: Clearwire.
Although there is no charge to members, reservations are
required and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Those who wish to participate are asked to RSVP ASAP to Gail
Miller at 255-0981 ext. 229.
Karen Adams Foxman Featured in
Volusia Review Journal
August 15, 2005 Issue of the Volusia Review, A Journal of
Business, Finance and Law featured Karen Adams Foxman in an
article entitled "A Burning Desire To Be A Lawyer".
The article begins..... A turning point in Karen Adams Foxman's
life came during a community battle over a hazardous waste
incinerator back in her student days.
Jim Rose Moderator for Ormond
Beach 2020 Project
Rose recently acted as the moderator for "Ormond Beach 2020"
project organized by Concerned Citizens of Ormond Beach, Inc.
regarding the new Ormond Crossings project. Approximately eighty
people attended, including the Mayor and members of the Ormond
Beach City commission. Mr. Rose interviewed a panel of experts
and took questions from the audience for two hours going over
ideas of a vision for Ormond Beach's future.
Paul Rice Presents Seminar
Topic/Karen Foxman Moderator
Paul Rice recently made a presentation at the Volusia County Bar
Association’s annual family law seminar. Mr. Rice explained the
prevailing law regarding the competing claims of divorcing
spouses to a jointly owned marital home.
The Last Will and Testament
of.... by James Rose
Volusia Family Magazine - April 2005
Did you ever think we would
live to see a spectacle played out in the media as we have
witnessed for the past few months in the Terri Schiavo case?
Whether you agree or disagree with the proceedings as they
unfolded, the mere fact that events occurred as they did should
validate the fact that we as individuals must prepare for
Rice & Rose Announces
New Smyrna Beach Office Grand Opening
The grand opening of the New Smyrna
Beach office of the Rice & Rose Law Firm will be on Friday, May
13th, 2005, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Enrolled in 2005 Leadership Class
The attorneys of Rice & Rose have
distinguished backgrounds accomplished through their
professional endeavors, community service and volunteer efforts.
In keeping with that tradition, Phil Bonamo is enrolled in the
Southeast Volusia Chamber Class of 2005. These leadership
classes help to bring people closer to the community by
providing them with information, enlightening them to some of
the challenges, and encouraging them to become involved in
contributing to the growth and improvement of our area.
Philip J. Bonamo Obtains Membership
Philip J. Bonamo of the law firm
of Rice & Rose, has obtained membership to practice before the
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, seated in Atlanta, Georgia.
RICE & ROSE On The Air
Monday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time you can receive free advice from
RICE & ROSE. On radio station WNDB, accessible on the
Internet at www.wndb.am, the
“RICE & ROSE Legal Forum” airs for one half hour every week.
James L. Rose usually hosts and answers questions received
from callers. Occasionally there are guest appearances. Nonetheless the callers
are not bound to the topic and more often than not deviate. The
RICE & ROSE Legal Forum has proven popular with locals. Jim Rose hosted a
predecessor show for eight years. So, take advantage of the
opportunity and give a call at 396-239-0033. Suggestions for
topics or guests are welcome.
RICE & ROSE Office Building
Enhances Seabreeze Blvd
& ROSE law
office building design, located at 222 Seabreeze Boulevard, Daytona Beach,
is reminiscent of the architecture of famed Florida architect
Addison Mizner, who was prominent in the Boca Raton and Palm Beach
communities during the Florida “boom” in the 1920's. The style is
probably best characterized as Mediterranean or, simply, “Florida”
because of the popularization of the style in Florida by Mr. Mizner. The
structure is two stories and approximately 10,500 square feet under
RICE & ROSE Contributes to the Community
The partners of RICE & ROSE, Paul
E. Rice, Jr. and James L. Rose, devote considerable
time each year to community activities and this year is no different.
The attorneys have spent more than a decade devoted to some of the
activities and have assumed some new causes recently as well.
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