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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.


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 100%



Fixed (sometimes)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Elizabeth Santoro Vaughan

    Nicole has very thorough knowledge of the adoption law, and she has very high ethical standards, so important in the field of adoption, where the welfare of children and families is at stake. I highly recommend Nicole and her firm for Florida adoption matters!


    Elizabeth Vaughan Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nelson Llabona

    Nicole is an excellent attorney who provides the personal and caring touch that is crucial in adoption cases. Whether you are a birth mother or the prospective adoptive parents, you will be put at ease by working with this experienced attorney.


    Nelson Llabona Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
1604 S Bumby Ave
Orlando, Florida, 328062464

1604 S Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL, 328062464



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
AdoptionBoard Certification2011
MemberAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorBarry University of Law2008 - Present
AttorneyJeanne T. Tate, P.A.2005 - Present
AttorneyFlorida Department of Children and Families2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2010 - Present
Heart Gallery CouncilN/A2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Florida Adoption CouncilN/A2005 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Florida BarN/A2005 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AN/A2004
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Adoption CouncilBirth Fathers2011
FAMU School of Law International PanelInternational vs Domestic Adoptions2010
RESOLVE of Central FloridaAdoption and Infertility2009
Adoption Law and Practice in FloridaAdoption Law2008
O'Reilly FactorSurrogacy2007