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Philip Juluis Schipani

Philip Juluis Schipani

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Family, Child Support

About Me

Personally, I have two children, a seven year old girl and an 18 month old boy. My experience with having adopted my first daughter gives me needed experience in handling step-parent adoptions. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, attend professional sporting events, fish and golf.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    13 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Family: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Pro Bono (1%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Paul Fleming Grondahl

    I endorse Phil Schipani. He has a thorough understanding of the law concerning divorce and other family law matters. He works hard in trying to effect fair settlements and, when necessary, is a very prepared and competent litigator in the courtroom.


    Paul Grondahl Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Peter Michael Collins

    Mr. Schipani cares about the needs of his client and has the expertise to argue for his client's rights in court. He is well-respected by attorneys and judges for his ethics and integrity. I highly recommend Mr. Schipani to anyone seeking a family law attorney.


    Peter Collins Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Philip J. Schipani, P.A.

1605 Main Street
Suite 711
Sarasota, FL, 34236



FLMember in Good Standing200208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Family LawAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Lawyers Giving BackLegal Aid of Manasota2012
Silver Award for Pro Bono ServiceSarasota County Bar Association2011
Bronze Award for Pro Bono ServiceSarasota County Bar Association2010
Certificate of AppreiationGene Witt Elementry2010
Bronze Award for Pro-Bono ServiceSarasota County Bar Association2009
Bronze Pro Bono AwardManasota Legal Aid2008
Cum LaudeUniversity of Miami2001
C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence in Legal EthicsCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instuction2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPhilip J. Schipani, P.A.2008 - Present
AssociateGreen Ackerman & Frost2003 - 2005
Family Law Case ManagerTwelfth Judicial Circuit Of Florida2002 - 2002
Legal InternFederal Court - Miami2000 - 2000
Certified Legal InternLegal Aid Society Of Miami Dade Fl2000 - 2000


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarBoard Certified in Marital and Family Law2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesN/A2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Legislation CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules CommitteeSecretary2013 - Present
Gene Witt ElementryBusiness Partner2012 - 2013
Florida Bar Association Domestic Violence CommitteeGeneral Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules/Forms CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
Gene Witt Elementary SchoolBusiness Partner2011 - 2012
Sarasota Bar AssociationMember of the Family Law Steering Comitte2009 - Present
Myakka Elementary SchoolBusiness Partner2009 - 2010
The Florida BarJustice Teacher for Myakka City Elementary School2008 - Present
Manatee School BoardMyakka City Elementary Business Partner2008 - Present
Coral Gables Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2003
University of Miami School of Law Alumni AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Res Ipsa LoquitorSports Editor1999 - 2001
Virginia Tech Alumni AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Theta Delta ChiAlumni1996 - Present
Business Networking InternationalMemberN/A
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Manatee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pashtenko v. PashtenkoReversed and remanded for new hearing

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationFamily Law from Boom to Bust2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University College LondonLawSummer Study Abroad2000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Don't Get Beat up in Domestic Violence Court - All Day SeminarDomestic VIolence Practice Tips2013
Sarasota Bar Family Law Section MeetingRules of Civil Procedure as it applies to Family Law2009
Phi Alpha DeltaSucceeding in Law School2000