Attorney Phil Rarick has thirty years of experience in both private and public legal work. He previously served as counsel to the National Association of Attorneys General. Mr. Rarick concentrates in the fields of estate planning (wills and trusts), asset protection, probate, and corporate law. Integrated asset protection with an estate plan designed to protect wealth and secure tax advantages are a primary focus of his practice.
Mr. Rarick is the immediate past president of the Miami Lakes Bar Association. He is a member of the American, Florida, Virginia, and Indiana Bar Associations. He is active in the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar and a member of the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Rarick holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. Mr. Rarick is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of the booklet, Living Trusts for Florida Residents and numerous reports on Asset Protection.
Mr. Rarick is married to Nancy C. Rarick, and the father of three children, Ashley (24), Joshua (22) and Hannah (14). For many years he was active in community affairs as a youth basketball and soccer coach.
I am proud of my profession, but I believe we must make fundamental changes in the way we serve our clients. Abraham Lincoln admonished young lawyers to “discourage litigation” whenever possible. All lawyers should heed these words. I also believe we have a duty to speak and write in plain English. Too often, lawyers write legal documents that are confusing to the average person. These principles are summarized in the following personal commitment I make to each client:
- Reach settlement or trial as quickly as possible.
- Speak and write in plain English.
- Provide high quality legal service at a fair price.