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Madonna M Finney

Madonna M Finney

Practice areas:

Adoption

About Me

MADONNA M. FINNEY is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney and a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. She serves as the Vice President of the Florida Adoption Council and is a Past President of the Florida Association of Adoption Lawyers. Ms. Finney is a former Assistant General Council to the then, State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. She is a founder of COSHARE, INC., a non- profit organization dedicated to providing medical supplies and equipment to children in developing countries. In 1995, the Florida Supreme Court and Governor recognized her for outstanding Pro Bono service to the Court for her representation of abused, abandoned and neglected children. In 2008, the Florida Adoption Council awarded her their highest honor, the Adoption Star Award. Ms. Finney graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1987, and has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1988. She has two daughters. She is admitted to the Federal Bar of the Middle District of Florida, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. She has achieved the highest rating from Martindale- Hubbell, a national independent service that rates law firms throughout the country. Florida Bar No. 0746990

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Adoption: 100%
    27 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Robin A. Fleischner

    I highly endorse Madonna. A Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, her professionalism and knowledge of adoption law are excellent. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law www.adoptsurrogatelaw.com

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    Robin Fleischner Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Veronica Semino Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Po Box 10728
Tallahassee, FL, 323022728

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified Adoption AttorneyThe Florida Bar2011
Adoption Star AwardThe Florida Adoption Council2008
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Supreme Court & Governor1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Attorney/LobbyistRonald L. Book, P.A.1998 - 2001
AttorneyThe Law Office of Madonna M. Finney1997 - Present
Assistant General CounselFlorida Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services1990 - 1993
Senior Legislative AssistantFlorida Senate, Senator Lawrence H. Plummer1988 - 1990
AttorneyState of Florida Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services1988 - 1988
Law ClerkThe Honorable William Gladstone1986 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1999 - Present
Florida Adoption CouncilVice PresidentN/A
Florida Association of Adoption LawyersPast PresidentN/A
Florida Association for Women LawyersMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/Alaw1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Florida College of Law, Unified Family Court CourseAdoption Law Overview2011
University of Florida College of Law, Unified Family Court CourseAdoption Law Overview2010
Florida Adoption Council Annual ConferenceAdoption Law Legislative Update2010
University of Florida College of Law, Unified Family Court CourtAdoption Law Overview2009
Florida Adoption Council Annual ConferenceAdoption Law Legislative Update2009