Everett S. Rice
Everett joined the U.S. Maritime Service when he was eighteen and became a Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy at twenty-three. After serving as the chief of detectives, Everett left the Sheriff’s Office to attend law school in 1982. After four years of private law practice, Everett was elected Pinellas County Sheriff in 1988.
He was re-elected three more times before retiring from the office of sheriff in 2004. In 2004, Everett was elected to the Florida Legislature. Everett then had the privilege of working with renowned Tampa attorney, Barry A. Cohen, from 2007 until 2011.
Stetson College of Law, JD, 1984
University of South Florida, BA, 1975
Graduate of both the FBI National Academy and FBI National Executive Institute
Member, Florida Bar since 1984
Pinellas County Sheriff, 1988–2004
President, Florida Sheriffs Association, 1997-1998
Past Member, University of South Florida Alumni Board
State Representative, District 54, 2004-2006
Attorney at Cohen Jayson & Foster, PA 2007-2011
Matthew T. Rice
Matthew was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was admitted to practice in 2005 and began his career as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) in Key West, Florida. He has been in private practice in Pinellas County, Florida since 2008.
Stetson College of Law, JD, 2004
Stetson University, MBA, 2004
University of Florida, BS, 2001
Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor), Key West, Florida, 2005-2008
Member, Florida Bar since 2005
Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association
Member, Florida Blue Key
President, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 2001