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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


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



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Michael L Resnick

    I had the opportunity on numerous occasions to represent individuals in family law matters where Mr. Schipani was opposing counsel. I found that he had an excellent working knowledge of family law and always conducted himself in an ethical and professional manner. I also found that he always put the best interests of his clients first and negotiated in good faith. He is a competent and caring attorney. I recommend him without reservation.


    Michael Resnick Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Faith Zettlemoyer Lodder

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a highly effective attorney for whom I have great respect. He is intelligent, personable, and cares deeply about his clients. I have worked together with him on cases, and would not hesitate to refer clients to him in the future.


    Faith Lodder Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Philip J. Schipani, P.A.

1605 Main Street
Suite 711
Sarasota, FL, 34236


FLMember in Good Standing200206/21/2016
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
Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Rules/Forms CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
Florida Bar Association Domestic Violence CommitteeGeneral Member2011 - Present
Sarasota Bar AssociationMember of the Family Law Steering Comitte2009 - Present
Manatee School BoardMyakka City Elementary Business Partner2008 - Present
The Florida BarJustice Teacher for Myakka City Elementary School2008 - Present
University of Miami School of Law Alumni AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Virginia Tech Alumni AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Theta Delta ChiAlumni1996 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Business Networking InternationalMemberN/A
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Gene Witt ElementryBusiness Partner2012 - 2013
Gene Witt Elementary SchoolBusiness Partner2011 - 2012
Myakka Elementary SchoolBusiness Partner2009 - 2010
Coral Gables Bar AssociationN/A2002 - 2003
Res Ipsa LoquitorSports Editor1999 - 2001
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