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Ms. Tate is currently the managing partner of the Law Office of Jeanne T. Tate, PA and is a Board Certifed Adoption Attorney. Ms. Tate is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law where she teaches Adoption Law and Procedure.  Ms. Tate has an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoptions, and has participated in the placement of over 2,000 children in loving homes.  As a member of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and The Florida Adoption Council, Jeanne has been active in interstate compact adoptions and has a comprehensive knowledge of adoption law.  She works closely with adoption agencies to provide a full range of services to birth parents and adoptive families, and owns her own agency, Heart of Adoptions, Inc.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 100%
    34 years



Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robin A. Fleischner

    I highly endorse Jeanne. She is a recognized expert in the field of adoption law and a truly outstanding attorney. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law


    Robin Fleischner Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Benjamin Charles Older

    Jeanne is a great advocate for her clients. My firm has referred her many cases and she always does a superlative job. She understands all of the ins and outs of the emotional and procedural issues related to the adoption process. The fact that she is a professor at University of Florida is indicative of how well respected and erudite she is. I highly recommend Jeanne.


    Benjamin Older Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.

1604 S. Bumby Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32806

Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.

5633 Strand Blvd., Ste 316
Naples, FL, 34110

418 W Platt St
Tampa, FL, 33606-2244



FLMember in Good Standing198206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida's Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Florida Super Lawyers (top 5%)Florida Super Lawyers2011
Board Certified Adoption AttorneyThe Florida Bar2011
The Best Lawyers in AmericaThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Angel in AdoptionCongressional Coalition on Adoption2006
Small Business Leader of the YearTampa Chamber of Commerce2006
Pro Bono Firm of the YearHillsborough County Bar Assn2006
Lifetime Achievement AwardFlorida Adoption Council2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law2008 - Present
Managing partnerJeanne T. Tate, P.A.1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of Florida College of LawBoard of Trustees2008 - 2010
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysICPC chair1997 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Heart of Adoptions, Inc. V. J.A.Clarification of Putative Father Registry
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Journal Vol. 82 No 1Florida's Putative Father Registry2008
Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers JournalScarlett Letter Law Abolished2003
Hillsborough County Bar JournalBaby Beware2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Adoption LawAdoption2008
ESPN, 20/20, The Early Show, Mike Donahue, CNN, and John Walsh ShowAdoption2006