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Paul Joseph Consbruck

Adoption Attorney at Venice, FL

5.0   97 reviews

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    50%
    International adoptions, Recognition of Foreign Adoption, Re-Adoption, Guardianships, Immigration of minor children into the United States, Name Changes, Birth Date Changes.

    32 years, 900 cases

  2. Wills and living wills
    40%
    Wills, Trusts, Children's Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives

    32 years, 500 cases

  3. Immigration
    10%
    Immigration related to adoptions and religious workers.

    18 years, 250 cases

Adoption work has been the most fulfilling legal work in my 26 years of lawyering, and having experienced adoption first-hand, as an adoptive parent, helps me appreciate all the emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of the process.

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Preparing for Parenthood--waiting to adopt our daughter!
Licensed for 33 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/23/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 07/12/2011

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Paul

Law Offices of Paul Consbruck
871 Venetia Bay Boulevard
Ste. 202
Venice, FL, 34285

Reviews

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Posted by Sara | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied Client!
Paul Consbruck did an excellent job with my recognition of foreign adoption case. He made the process very clear, provided simple to follow directions for me, and completed all steps of the process quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend Mr Consbruck and wil definitely call upon him for any of my future situations that require an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
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excellence
Paul Consbruck knows exactly what to do for recognition of foreign adoptions. He was extremely prompt, detailed, and always helpful. We were pleased with every aspect of the process. It was so easy and stress-free. We highly recommend him to adoptive families.
Posted by Raysa | September 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption Services
Thank you Paul! You're such a great lawyer. We are grateful for your passion and dedication. You are truly a great person and a wonderful professional! We were very pleased with your services. Thank you so much! September, 2021
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Adoption Finalization
Thank you Paul for your support in our two international adoptions over the years. I appreciated the detailed instructions and your ability to set clear timelines and steps for us to follow. As you can imagine International Adoption comes with many challenges, but your effort to demystify the domestic process was greatly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2021
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International Adoption
Paul took care of the recognition of foreign adoption for our son. Communication was great, and everything went very smoothly. Highly recommend.
Posted by Tiffany | June 15, 2021
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Outstanding Professional Service
Mr. Consbruck was referred to us by another family who also had the same positive experience. He made the entire process so easy and provided excellent communication throughout. We are so grateful that we found him. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Jennifer | May 8, 2021
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Adoption Lawyer
Paul was very helpful during our adoption process! We highly recommend him! He is great at communication and making the process as seamless as possible.
Posted by Olga | March 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience. Adoption
Our family had a great experience working with Mr. Paul Consbruck. Everything was easy, fast and clear. Paul did a great job of keeping us informed during the process. I would highly recommend Paul
Posted by Mike | January 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Paul continues to be a marvel - thank you....
I have been talking to Paul for several years. He has been vital in helping me with the affairs/estate planning for an elderly relative. Paul has assisted with POA's, Wills, Property transfers, notarising documentation and provided counsel/advice on some complicated affairs for non US relatives/beneficiaries. He has always been accessible, approachable, friendly, extremely professional and always happy to help - nothing is too much trouble for him. Paul has provided me with expert advice and has lots of local contacts, which have made my life so much easier during difficult times, Thank you Paul .
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Posted by JCarpenter | August 31, 2020
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Adoption assistance
Wow! That was easy....and quick. We needed help with our re-adoption. Paul was really knowledgeable and always had quick responses. He was organized, professional, and never kept us waiting for answers. The court process was online through Zoom, which made it convenient and hassle-free. I would hire him again! Great experience. Thank you Paul.
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Posted by Channon | April 3, 2020
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Great experience
Paul was a pleasure to work with. He made the re-adoption of my son very easy and an enjoyable experience. I am grateful for his expertise and his willingness to help with any question or concerns. I will be using him in the future if I need anything.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
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Outstanding Lawyer
Atty. Paul made our finalization of adoption so easy. From our first correspondence, I could already tell that he was very knowledgeable and right away he got my trust and confidence. He was always available for any questions and was very prompt . In person, he was even better. He was very professional and approachable. We truly recommend him for any adoption legalities.
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Posted by Richard and Natalie | March 5, 2020
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Adoption
Paul was referred to us as “an excellent attorney” to finalize our adoption; and he is. Paul took the time to explain the process in detail, and communicated with us every step of the way. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and patient. His expertise in this area was very evident.
Posted by Stephanie | July 18, 2019
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The best attorney you will ever work with!
Attorney Consbruck wowed me from the moment I contacted him. He courteously replied promptly to my initial email and we were able to schedule a phone consultation for the following morning. He was very professional and truly an expert in the field of adoption law (which was what we hired him for). He got our court date scheduled lightening fast, and continued to be highly responsive throughout all of our communication. We are so grateful another adoptive family recommended Attorney Consbruck to us!
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Posted by Martin | July 16, 2019
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Immigration
Paul Joseph Consbruck is an expert lawyer and a very kind heart person. There is no duplicity or guile in him. He is a tremendous blessing. He removes fears and anxieties without being even noticed. He helped me greatly to get a green card.
Posted by Dave And Kim | July 8, 2019
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Professional of Integitrity
Our decision to choose Paul Consbruck as our Adoption Attorney was a blessing. One year ago we began our adoption journey. Paul made this process much easier by, being clear and having a very experienced understanding of what is required. Knowing that Paul was looking out for our behalf made us comfortable, a sense of relief in knowing he was seeing to all details. As I learned, in adoptions you will most likely encounter some frustrations, as it it a very important legal matter for the welfare of the child. It is important that you have a lawyer that is not only experienced, but one that has a compassion for your cause as well, which Paul has. Paul was upfront and was always available to assist us with any concerns we had through the process, and made sure that every detail was covered. For example, after the adoption was finalized, he saw to it that the state we adopted from provided the Birth Certificate, taking his time to see that it was received. We are thankful and blessed that God provided Paul to help us with our adoption, and highly recommend him! I don't feel we can put in to words how thankful we truly are!
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Posted by Kari | June 25, 2019
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Efficient, friendly, knowledgeable
Consbruck helped us complete a readoption for our Son from Ukraine. We are in a different part of FL, but he utilized technology for court and it was by far the easiest part of our adoption!! We would highly recommend him to anyone needing any of the services he provides.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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Citizenship process
Paul is an excellent lawyer who helped provide a clear path to citizenship for our child. He is very kind, professional and accesible; always making time to answer questions and clear up any doubts. We highly reccomend his services!
Posted by Melissa | April 9, 2019
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Obtaining a "Recognition of Foreign Birth"
I can't show my appreciation enough to Paul for his expertise and kindness with helping me obtain a court order and certificate of "Recognition of Foreign Birth" for my adopted son from China. Paul is the consummate professional and made the process so smooth and easy. Paul was highly recommended by my adoption agency CCAI and now I know why. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, his cost was very reasonable when compared to other attorneys. I highly recommend him for any adoption or legal related service.
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Posted by Jason | September 4, 2018
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Re-Adoption
We adopted our daughter internationally and needed assistance filing her re-adoption in Florida. Paul Consbruck was extremely helpful and professional. He responded quickly to our emails and questions and kept us in the loop the entire process. We even had a mix up with the timing of our court hearing, but Paul took care of it immediately and the adoption was completed without incident. We really appreciate Paul’s knowledge and experience!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Paul Consbruck, Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judicial Staff Attorney
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate Attorney
  • Watson, Folds, Steadham, et al.
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Associate Attorney & Registered State Lobbyist
  • Venable Baetjer & Howard
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • 1989 - 1990
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Education

  • Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine Seminary
  • Permanent Deacon
  • 2006
  • William & Mary -- Marshall-Wythe Scool of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • ISK Biotech Corporation v. Douberly
  • Affirmed on appeal

Associations

  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Law American Inn of Court (Jacksonville chapter)
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, Adoption Section
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • High Ethical Standing
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • High Honors
  • University of Florida
  • 1983
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • Adoption CLE
  • 2015
  • "The Joys of Childbirth: Issues in Preparaton and Delivery in Newborn Adoptions"
  • Adoption of Newborn Children
  • 2012
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA)
  • Adoption Law Seminar--"International Adoptions"
  • 2011
  • "East Meets West" Conference
  • "International Adoptions: The Paper Chase"
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
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Adoption Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for many years. Paul is an exceptional attorney. He is a compassionate & caring person."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very passionate and compassionate in finding forever homes for children."
Adoption Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Consbruck for his professionalism, responsiveness, and compassion in his work on international adoptions."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is extremely knowledgeable, able and honest."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Paul for many years. He is the only lawyer that I turn to for advice and guidance with it comes to adoptions. I strongly suggest to anyone considering an adoption to seek out Paul's services. Not only will he fulfill all your adoption legal needs, you find him to also be a kind and caring individual."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Consbruck is very knowledgeable in the area of international adoptions and is highly efficient. He's a pleasure to work with and extremely professional."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Paul knows what he is doing! Not only is he incredibly efficient and productive, but the results he is able to achieve for his clients is bar none, successful, quick, and he is the only lawyer I know with the vast experience in adoptions and guardianship throughout the State of Florida. I would hire no one else if I were a client in need of adoption assistance."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Paul Consbruck is a well known and highly respected adoption attorney. He is the ONLY attorney I would trust to refer my clients to on domestic adoption matters. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and reasonably priced. He and his wife are also adoptive parents themselves. I give Paul Consbruck the highest recommendation."
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