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Michael Alan Shorstein

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Michael A. Shorstein is a partner at Shorstein & Kelly, Attorney at Law, P.A. and is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney.  He exclusively practices in the area adoption law. Mr. Shorstein has participated in the placement of over 1,500 children in loving homes.


As a member of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and The Florida Adoption Council, he has been active in interstate compact adoptions and has a comprehensive knowledge of adoption law. He also works closely with adoption agencies to provide a full range of services to birth parents and adoptive families.

Mr. Shorstein offers a supportive network to birth mothers and can provide counseling, free medical and living expenses and transportation. Birth mothers can personally select and meet their adoptive families, as well as receive future pictures and updates about the child. His professional and confidential services are enhanced by a qualified staff of women advisors who have vast experience with birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees.

Mr. Shorstein contributes both time and resources to many adoption related and community projects. As a nationally recognized adoption expert, he has appeared on local and national television on the subject of adoption.



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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 100%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Shorstein is one of the finest if not the finest adoption attorney in Florida. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Shorstein & Kelly, Attorneys at Law, P.A.

PO Box 10007
Jacksonville, FL, 32247-0007

3821 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 32207



FLMember in Good Standing198609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Board Certified - Adoption AttorneyFlorida Bar2011
Angel in AdoptionCongressional Coalition on Adoption Institute2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida Coastal School of Law2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Adoption Law Certification CommitteeChairman2009 - 2011
Florida Bar, Adoption Law Certification CommitteeMember2009 - 2015
Florida Adoption CouncilBoard Member2009 - 2014
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of FloridaAccountingBachelor of Science in Accounting1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Conference of Circuit Court JudgesMajor Components of Private Party Adoption2014
Florida Adoption CouncilFlorida Adoption Best Practices2014
Family Law SocietyBest Practices for Adoption Attorneys2014
Family Law ClinicFlorida Adoption Practice2013