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Phillip B. Rarick, J.D.

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Phone: (305) 556-5209
Phone: (954) 360-8242

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Attorney Phil Rarick, the founder of Rarick & Bowden Gold, P.A., is rated AV Preeminent – the Highest National Ranking – by Fellow Attorneys according the Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest established national ranking system for all attorneys. He has 30 years of experience in both private and public legal work.

AV Preeminent 2019 - Martindale Hubbell

Mr. Rarick concentrates in the fields of estate planning (wills and trusts), asset protection, probate, and business law. Integrated asset protection with an estate plan designed to protect wealth and secure tax advantages are a primary focus of his practice. He is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar Association. Mr. Rarick is the primary writer and editor for the Florida Trust & Probate Attorneys Blog.

Mr. Rarick’s Mission Statement: 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. 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.

Mr. Rarick is the author of a number of popular guides for fellow attorneys and the public, including:

Mr. Rarick is a past President of the Miami Lakes Bar Association, and served for eight years as a Director of the Association.

Mr. Rarick is married to Nancy C. Rarick, and the father of three children, Ashley (30), Joshua (28) and Hannah (20). Although now retired from coaching, for over thirteen years he was active in the Miami Lakes Optimist program and Weston community affairs as a youth basketball and soccer coach.


A native of Indiana, Mr. Rarick obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and J.D. from Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis. Mr. Rarick served as counsel to the National Association of Attorneys General from 1983-1987. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.


J.D., Indiana University Law School, Indianapolis, 1978

B.A., Indiana University, Bloomington, 1974

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice U.S. Supreme Court
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Florida Bar Association

Indiana Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Miami Lakes Bar Association
President, 2011

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar Association

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section of the Florida Bar Association

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