Peggy Senentz offers legal services for adoptions, estate planning and contested cases.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|John C. Lenderman Award||Canakaris Inn of the Court, Pinellas County, FL||2011|
|Rocking Chair Award- Family Law Section||St. Petersburg Bar Association||2006|
|Attorney||Clarie Law Offices, P.A.||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Adoption Council||Member||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|Inside the Legal Minds-West Law||Adoption Options for Same-Sex Couples||2015|
|St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete||Forgiveness of Child Support in Adoption Cases||2009|
|St. Petersburg Bar Paraclete||Whose Your Daddy, Florida Putative Father Registry||2006|
|Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law||Law||JD||2003|
|Adoption Law: Start to Finish||What To Do If Something Goes Wrong||2013|
|Adoption Law: Start to Finish||Offerring Different Adoption Options||2013|
|Dependency, Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption Seminar||Adoption Intervention in Dependency Cases||2011|
|Adoption Law: Start to Finish||Following Ethical Guidelines in Adoption Law||2009|
|Father's Rights||Ethical Considerations in Adoption Law||2008|
|An In-Depth Look at Adoption Practice||Stepparent, Relative and Adult Adoptions||2006|
Posted by carl
We retained Ms. Senentz and another attorney at the same firm to represent us in opposing a state's motion to change the placement of our foster child and to argue for our adoption petition. They were both thorough in their preparation and exceptionally professional in the courtroom. Following thirteen hours of testimony and arguments, the judge ruled in our favor. We could not be more pleased with the outcome, and attribute the result to the outstanding counsel we received. I would highly recommend Ms. Senentz for work in the field of family law, adoptions and foster care. She is the consummate professional, and is easy to work with.
Posted by anonymous
Peggy came to us with the highest recommendations and we were beyond satisfied with everything she brought to the table. Her knowledge of Florida family law is comprehensive and she went the extra mile to familiarize herself with our state's adoption laws as well.
With only 2 hours notice before our daughter was born we made contact with her and she set the wheels in motion that would bring our family together forever. Peggy never sugar coated anything and gave straight-forward, honest advice. From the first phone call to the day
of our finalization I felt supported and well informed about every step of the process.
Our hectic adoption was made far less stressful by dealing with someone as professional and well versed as Peggy. Her office staff was always polite and helpful. The only reason I marked
4/5 under responsiveness is due to the excellence of her services Peggy is a very busy lady with what I am sure is a rather large client base; I was clearly not the only one making demands of her time and attention but she always made sure to get back to me (even if it wasn't as fast as my new mom-in-progress nerves wanted) sometimes just to let me know there was no news yet, she never left me hanging. The personalized service I received ranged from Ms. Senentz using up her entire Saturday at the hospital with me waiting for my daughter to be discharged to meeting with me several times over the next two weeks as we pieced together the necessary paper work to satisfy all of the ICPC demands.
I truly cannot give enough praise to Peggy and everyone at the Clarie
Law Office, I felt like family and was treated that way.
Tammi Driver, Adoption Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As a fellow adoption attorney in the community, I endorse Peggy Senentz without reservation. Peggy practices with the highest level of ethics and competence. She is a skilled attorney and strong advocate. Most of all, Peggy understands adoption, not only the complex legal issues involved, but also the dynamics and clinical issues involved. Peggy does not take any short cuts and she makes sure that birth parents have access to their own counselor and attorney. It is a pleasure when I have the opportunity to be involved in a case with Peggy because I know the case will be managed competently and with the utmost respect for all parties involved.