Kym Rivellini lived in North Miami Beach until she was admitted to the University of Florida in 1987. She studied psychology for which she received a Bachelor of Science as well as a Minor in Sociology. She attended Stetson University College of Law where she served on the Law Review and graduated in 1995 with a Juris doctor degree. Kym Rivellini prosecuted criminal cases for the 6th Judicial Circuit under Bernie McCabe from 1995-1999 as an Assistant State Attorney. Mrs. Rivellini left the State Attorneys Office to practice Criminal Defense with Denis deVlaming where she continues to practice today. Her office is located at 1101 Turner Street in Clearwater, Florida, 33756. She may be reached by phone at (727) 461-0525; or by fax at (727) 461-7930.
While balancing a busy schedule between work and children, Mrs. Rivellini remains dedicated to donating time to the legal community. Kym Rivellini has served as the Chair of the People’s Law School, Criminal Law Section, since 2006. The People’s Law School is an annual educational event partnered through the Clearwater Bar and St. Pete College. Mrs. Rivellini has also led the Criminal Law Section of the Bench & BBQ, serving as the moderator between our local judges and attorneys to promote camaraderie and professionalism. Mrs. Rivellini has spoken at seminars on behalf of the Florida Bar on the topic of professionalism and ethics. Most recently, Mrs. Rivellini participated at the annual Pro Bono event, Law Fest, offering legal advice to members of the St. Petersburg community.
In addition to several professional associations (Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Trial Lawyers Association and the Clearwater Bar), Kym Rivellini has been asked to accept a post on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Most notably, however, is her position as author for the Clearwater Bar’s publication of the Res Ipsa Loquitor, where she writes for the Criminal Practice section and has received numerous compliments from her readers, including judges and other lawyers.
In her spare time, Mrs. Rivellini is an avid, albeit slow, runner. She has completed 5 marathons and continues to participate in numerous half marathons throughout the year. She also ran 40 miles on her 40th birthday. As if that wasn’t enough, she completed the Pinellas Trail Challege which spans the entire length of the Pinellas Trail from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, a race that consists of 46 miles and fortuitously fell on her 46th birthday.