In 1996, Schifino was recognized as the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer. In 2004, he served as the Hillsborough County Bar Association president and, in 2008, was elected to serve as a member of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors, representing the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. He is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Schifino served as a member of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, including serving as its chairman, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist. Schifino is actively involved in many community and professional activities, including serving as president of the Tampa Bay Little League and more.