Philip J. Schipani

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Schipani & Norman, P.A.
 | 1605 Main Street, Suite 1110
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-366-8333
Fax: 941-366-7331
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

With almost 17 years of experience, Philip J. Schipani is a founding attorney at the Law Office of Schipani & Norman, P.A. Philip J. Schipani handles all issues related to family law for those in Sarasota County, Manatee County and Charlotte County in Florida. He has a passion for helping others as evidenced by his past work with Miami-Dade County Legal Aid Society, where he obtained injunctions for domestic violence and litigated cases of divorce, and his work as a business partner for the Myakka City Elementary School.                       

His areas of practice extend to all matters of family law, including domestic violence, equitable distribution, high-end divorces, stepparent adoption, divorce, custody and visitation, child support and adoption. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1998 in political science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, he went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude and with honors, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for obtaining the highest grade in Legal Ethics in his class. Currently Mr. Schipani serves on the executive council of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, the legislative committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and is co-chair for the Domestic Violence and Rules and Forms Commitee for the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.                                                                          

As a current member of the Manatee County Bar Association, the Sarasota County Bar Association, Business Network International, and the Family Rules and Forms Committee and Family Domestic Violence Committee of The Florida Bar, Mr. Schipani is committed to developing professional relationships to better serve his clients. He is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. 

Mr. Schipani is also a justice teacher for Myakka City Elementary School, educating students from various schools about the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Philip Schipani

Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.manasotalawyer.com/Attorneys/Philip-J-Schipani-es...

Honors/Awards:

  • C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Legal Ethics, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 2000

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair Domestic Violence Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Co-Chair Rules and Forms Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Executive Council Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2019
  • Florida, 2002
  • Business Networking International, Member
  • Florida Bar Family Domestic Violence Committee
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Family Rules and Forms Committee
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member
  • Middle District of Florida Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid, 2008
  • Myakka City Elementary School, Justice Teacher
  • Myakka City Elementary School, Business Partner

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, All day seminar on Domestic Violence, Florida Bar, 2013
  • Gave a case law summary for a CLE sponsored by the Florida Bar on Domestic Violence, Speaker, Speaker at All Day CLE by Florida Bar on Domestic Violence, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Reported Decision Domestic Violence Case.  Pashtenko v. Pashtenko, 148 So.3d 545 (Fla. 2nd DCA 2014), 2014

Educational Background:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, B.A., Major: Political Science, 1998
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Office Location for Philip J. Schipani

1605 Main Street
Suite 1110
Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-366-8333

Fax: 941-366-7331

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Last Updated: 2/21/2019

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