Florida Board Certified Adoption AttorneyBoard Certified Adoption Attorney - Helping Birth Mothers and Adoptive Parents for over 25 years.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Board Certified - Adoption Attorney||Florida Bar||2016|
|Board Certified - Adoption Attorney||Florida Bar||2011|
|Angel in Adoption||Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute||2005|
|Adjunct Professor||Florida Coastal School of Law||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Adoption Attorneys||Fellow||2003 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Adoption Law Certification Committee||Chairman||2009 - 2011|
|Florida Bar, Adoption Law Certification Committee||Member||2009 - 2015|
|Florida Adoption Council||Board Member||2009 - 2014|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Florida||Accounting||Bachelor of Science in Accounting||1980|
|Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges||Major Components of Private Party Adoption||2014|
|Florida Adoption Council||Florida Adoption Best Practices||2014|
|Family Law Society||Best Practices for Adoption Attorneys||2014|
|Family Law Clinic||Florida Adoption Practice||2013|
Posted by Caitlin
I decided to do adoption and immediately found Shorstein & Kelly. They were the best throughout thr whole process. Thanks to them I found the best parents to raise my son. I could not have had such a good experience and have life long relationships with both the attornies and adoptive family. They were the best and I would not be as happy as I am without them. Honestly, if I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you Shorstein & Kelly for making everything work out and go smoothly.
Posted by William B Smolios
Mr. Shorstein helped us with the deserve to adopt a child. The process was an amazing experience from meeting the birth mother to the final hearing with the judge, Mr Shorstein was at are side the whole time
Posted by karie mai
My name is Karie and i have three beautiful children , i love my kids they are my world my soul my everything and as a parent i try my hardest to do whats best for them , so with that being said when i was pregnant with my fourth child knowing i couldn't financially take care of who we now call grayson , i found shorstein n kelly ... the thought of adoption killed me inside mentally and emotionally but then the thought of abortion killed me even more , this precious baby didn't ask to be brought into this world so i couldn't take him out the harsh way .
so i met with mike tears and all and i told him i want to still be in graysons life and they made it happen every month i get updated pictures of grayson and how he's doing, also me and the adoptive parents text each other and have what we call phone dates so dont think for a second as soon as the adoption is complete your out of the picture because you're not what you are giving these soon to be parents are a gift and they will forever be thankful, for whoever reads this , i know its going to be hard mentally and emotionally shorstein n kelly provide counselling free of charge ,and the whole time i was pregnant i used that advantage and shawna ( the therapist) is the best of the best ,she helped me with all my troubles without her knowledge i wouldn't be where i am now and i'm highly grateful !.
For those who are considering adoption shorstein n kelly is your answer they are angels and they make miracles happen !.
michael and his whole team was placed on this earth for a reason and that reason is to help those in need, they are godsent in my eyes !.
Howard Lewis, Divorce and separation Attorney
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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.