Nicole Ward Moore manages and operates the Orlando office and has been practicing with the firm since opening the Orlando office in 2005. Nicole practices exclusively in the area of adoption and surrogacy law throughout the State of Florida and in conjunction with out-of-state placements. Nicole also represents adoptive parents in adoption finalizations and represents several adoption agencies in private adoption placements. Nicole is also a member of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the Florida Adoption Council, the Hillsborough County Bar, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar. Nicole is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney. Certification represents the highest level of competency and experience within an area of law, as well as professionalism and ethics in practice, and is achieved only by a small percentage of all lawyers.
Nicole handles domestic adoptions, DCF Interventions, relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions and recertification of foreign adoptions. Nicole often speaks publically on the subject of adoption and appeared on the O’Reilly Factor in 2007. In 2008, Nicole accepted an adjunct professorship teaching adoption law at Barry Law School in Orlando, Florida.
Nicole graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Journalism and Communications. Nicole then received her J.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Florida, College of Law, where she graduated with honors. Prior to opening the Orlando office, Nicole worked for the Department of Children and Families as a Juvenile Dependency Attorney, prosecuting parents that abused and neglected their children.