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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|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|