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Robert Bruce Kirsh

Adoption Attorney at Indianapolis, IN

4.8   17 reviews

also known as Rob Kirsh

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 2 years
    Kentucky - KY 4 years
    Mississippi - MS 14 years
    Tennessee - TN 16 years
    Indiana - IN 28 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2021
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Robert

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Practice area

Attorney Robert B. Kirsh, along with his brothers Steve and Joel, and his nephew Grant, practice only adoption law at Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.  In over 35 years, Kirsh & Kirsh has helped nearly 4,000 expectant moms make adoption plans with loving adoptive families who are unable to conceive or conceive again.  In addition to his Indiana-based practice, Rob is also admitted in Mississippi and Tennessee, and especially enjoys working with Mississippi and Tennessee expectant moms to turn challenging situations into positive ones.  To Rob, there is no more fulfilling type of work.  Rob used to live in Memphis, and travels to Mississippi and Tennessee regularly.


Kirsh & Kirsh, PC
2930 East 96th Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46240-3716

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4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
We have only the best things to say about Rob at Kirsh & Kirsh. As soon as we were matched, Rob called us and gave us the most warm welcome. He was the most thorough lawyer we've ever spoken with in regards to adoption and we had gone through the process before. He truly educated us on things we had never been told and always made sure to help us understand. He was a wealth of knowledge and support through our time finalizing our adoption. He truly cares about the birthmothers and the families looking to adopt and it is so apparent! We were so grateful he was brought into our lives & was the one who carried us through adding to our family. We highly recommend him as your attorney to anyone looking to adopt. Thank you so much Rob and Kirsh & Kirsh!
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Posted by michelle | July 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Welcome home baby girl
Helped us adopt our little girl. Was very informative and walked us step by step of what to expect. Made it so it wasn’t overwhelming.
Posted by Sarah | May 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just the Attorney we needed!
Rob and his team were amazing to work with on our adoption journey. Rob was experienced and able to navigate anything that came our way. We always had quick responses and clear information through each step of the process. We loved his ethical and caring approach to everyone involved. Our precious girl is now home in our arms and we are so thankful we hired Rob!
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Posted by Jesus | May 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome adoption lawyer
We are absolutely honored to have received the services of Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C. Rob and his entire team of experts were the best legal team that we could have to adopt our beautiful baby girl. They quickly responded to all our questions and concerns at any time night or day and explained everything clearly to us and our birth mother. Thanks to Kirsh & Kirsh and our birth mother, we are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.
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Posted by William | January 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Interstate Adoption
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience in the journey that is adoption. From our initial consult through the birth of our twins, Rob and his team at Kirsh & Kirsh were always responsive, supportive, and direct.
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr.Rob is the best especially when it comes to to communication and making sure you have a clear understanding on everything. I highly recommend
Posted by Ashley | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10 would recommend
The company we went through, for our adoption, recommended Kirsch & Kirsch, P.C. We contacted their office and got a quick reply from Rob Kirsch. We set up a phone call to talk about the upcoming adoption; from the very beginning he was friendly and informative about everything. Being that we were in a different state than the birth-mom, he discussed our options with us as we had the choice to go by her states adoption laws or our own states adoption laws. Although it actually made him less money, he helped us to make the decision that we felt was best. The birth-mom ended up going into labor about a week later so our original plan ended up changing. Rob was incredibly quick and efficient with getting everything done in a timely manner and helping us not to stress about anything other than getting to the hospital to see our son. A few days after the baby's birth, we had to go to court so the birth-mom could sign the surrender paperwork. Rob's communication with everyone was phenomenol and the court day was quick and easy. Rob even spoke to the Judge to see if we could give our statement, that day, so we wouldn't have to travel back there, in 6 months, for the finalization of the adoption. 10 out of 10 would definitely recommend Rob Kirsch and his office if your adoption is in a state that they work in.
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Posted by Brandy | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
While we only met Rob on the day of the final adoption hearing, he really made it special for all of us. He was funny, kind and inclusive of everyone present and he really made everyone feel involved and special; he also brought a great amount of good energy that made the day so special. We are so grateful to you all and we recommend Kirsh & Kirsh any day of the week. I will spread the word as I hear of anyone looking into adoption! Thank You!!!
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Posted by Paula | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Adoption
He answered all of our questions about the adoption process and always responded to us quickly. Thank you for helping us complete our family.
Posted by Kayla | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome experience!
Beyond thankful for all of your help!!! Professional, Helpful, Friendly, Honest, Kind, Knowledgeable, and Rob broke down each and every step for us to help up understand and maneuver through the process seamlessly. We had a great experience with no hiccups and would 100% recommend Kirsh & Kirsh! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE!
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Posted by Joel | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible experience!
Our journey to adoption was quite a whirlwind, mostly because our timeline was so abbreviated! It was no fault to anyone, it’s just how the cards fell and we wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Because of the quickness, we had to find an adoption attorney fast. Thankfully we were given a reference from our adoption agency, Lifelong Adoptions, to hire Kirsh and Kirsh. These folks were absolutely incredible! From the very first conversation we had with Rob Kirsh, we felt so taken care of! We had several more conversations over a short period of time and we always felt like we were top priority and every question we asked was answered promptly and professionally! Adoption can be a rollercoaster, but having an attorney that specializes in adoption made the legal aspect of it a breeze. Everyone at Kirsh and Kirsh took excellent care of us and we are so grateful for that!
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Posted by Sophie and Dugan | September 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job done, easy and friendly to work with
We are so grateful to have got the chance to work with Rob in the process of adopting our Son. Rob was always quick to respond and help us feel prepared and well informed step by step through the whole thing. He is a very upbeat, friendly guy who makes you feel very comfortable with him. Thank for all you do Rob. We appriciate you. Highly Recommend the whole team.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Great To Work With
Our experience adopting through Kirsh & Kirsh was fantastic. We were matched quickly after becoming active and every single person at the office was so quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. They have a well designed process that makes things as easy as possible on everyone involved. We really can't thank them all enough. They were such an instrumental part in making our dream of having a family come true!
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Posted by Cara | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Greatest Agency!
From the initial contact, to the final hearing, everyone we had contact with at Kirsh & Kirsh were absolutely amazing! Their communication and support is so incredible. Rob and Rachel were beyond helpful and supportive. Rachel helped walk us through a few difficult times and was always there to lend a listening to ear with all of our concerns! Rob knows what he is doing and made our TN to IN adoption as stress free as possible. Both were always just a phone call, text, or email away and quick to respond! Adoption is stressful for all sides of the triad, so their knowledge and kindness help make the experience easier! You can tell they absolutely love their careers and love building families! If we decide to adopt again, we will definitely be using Kirsh & Kirsh!
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Posted by Eric | December 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful experience
Wonderful experience working with everyone at Kirsh and Kirsh. Always professional, fast, and attentive. We fully recommend them and plan on using them again in the future.
Posted by Eric | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Adoption Attorney!
My wife and I adopted our daughter from TN in a private interstate adoption, and Rob Kirsh helped us out tremendously throughout the process! After years of struggling with infertility, my wife and I decided to adopt, and we were matched with a birth mother in TN. Shortly thereafter, we contacted Rob based on a recommendation from a third party. Although we finalized the adoption in our home state, as our "Tennessee attorney," Rob handled everything in TN, and he did an excellent job! This was our first adoption, and we really had no idea what to expect. From the beginning, Rob was very easy to work with. He was easy to contact, he answered all the questions we had, he walked us through the whole process, he worked well with the birth mother, he worked well with the hospital staff where our daughter was born and with the hospital staff where she was transferred after birth, he handled all the legal requirements in TN, he handled making sure we complied with all of TN's requirements for the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children ("ICPC"), and he charged a very reasonable fee for all this work. Rob was very competent, experienced, on top of things, and honest. When we were ready to bring our daughter home after being in TN for 3 weeks, we hit a snag with complying with our home state's ICPC requirements (through no fault of Rob's), and Rob went above and beyond helping us get everything we needed to be able to comply with those requirements and come home. My wife and I really appreciate everything Rob did for us, and we definitely recommend Rob to anyone looking to adopt in TN, IN, or MS!
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Posted by Mehgan | November 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT hire Rob Kirsh
Can’t stress this enough, stay away from Rob Kirsh. Terrible attorney. Doesn’t check in with all parties before placing a child with a family. He won’t put in the time and effort to make sure your adoption is understood by every one, birth father included. He’s willing to take short cuts and risk the adoption by not contacting all parents of the birth child. Again, his advice is bad, his judgement is bad, and he should not be practicing law.
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Response from Robert Kirsh November 20, 2022
Mehgan, As I addressed with you back in September, I am very sorry the adoption turned out as it did, I cannot imagine the emptiness you feel, and it was a horrible, terrible outcome. Without diminishing your heartache in any way, I will repeat, as I said in September, that the comments and allegations you've made about me and my work are unfounded, untrue, and offensive. By human nature, I certainly understand you want to blame someone, but that blame should not be directed at me. I stand by the legal advice, and explanations of the risks, I gave you and your wife. You chose to accept those risks (and, in fact, if I was in your shoes, I probably would have done the same thing), but that decision was yours. As an attorney, I can only explain the law and lay out the risks, but it is up to you, as the client, to make the ultimate decision. Again, I'm sorry the events turned out as they did. I wish you and your wife the best, but this review is unfair and unfounded.
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Work Experience

  • Adoption Attorney
  • Kirsh & Kirsh, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Adoption Law Practice of Robert B. Kirsh
  • 2009 - 2018
  • CAO and General Counsel
  • Central Defense Services, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Katz & Korin, PC
  • 2003 - 2008
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  • Purdue University Krannert Graduate School of Management
  • Master of Science in Management (MBA)
  • 1997
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • 1991


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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