20 years, 1,150 cases
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of Sacramento Adoption Services||Best of Sacramento||2015|
|President||Adoption Law Firm of Texas PC||2010 - 2017|
|President||Law Office of James E Handy A Professional Law Corp||1997 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of California Adoption Lawyers||N/A||2003 - Present|
|California Academy of Family Formation Attorneys||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Lincoln Law School of Sacramento||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1997|
|University of Nevada Reno||Forestry||Bachelor of Science||1974|
|Let's Talk Adoption||Adoptions||2009|
Posted by Melyssa
James Handy met with us at the beginning of the adoption process. He was approachable and very helpful, answering all of our questions. James Handy was professional in all of our interactions and he was incredibly knowledgeable about adoption law. He and his staff walked us through each and every step, letting us know what to expect along the way. James Handy and his staff worked very hard to make our dreams of having a family come true.
Posted by Libby
Our family has used Jim twice - each time for adoption but in different capacities. In our first adoption, he was hired solely as our attorney and worked with our social worker and facilitator. In the second, he was both the attorney and facilitator. Jim and his team are great to work with. Adoption is a journey with lots of little bumps – when we first started out we had spoken to two potential birthmothers, and had one “false start”. We were new to the process, and had no idea what to expect, but Jim was there to help us talk out various scenarios and understand what we would be getting ourselves into in each situation. Every state has it's own procedures and adoption requirements, and it is important to have someone on your team that understands the complexities, nuances and who also has the experience. Throughout our first adoption journey, we found that Jim is that guy.
When we finally matched with our first birth mother she was out of state. Jim worked quickly to find an agency for us to work with there and really drove the process throughout our match. After the baby was here, they worked very closely with the agency in Connecticut and our social worker to get us home as quickly as possible. We had such a good experience the first time, we decided to use his office in a larger capacity during our second adoption. This was a less complicated adoption legally because it was an in-state adoption, but our second birth mother was young, and needed a lot of support which Jim's office staff was able to give her. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them, and we now recommend Jim over the facilitator we used in our first adoption. Were we to adopt again, we would hire Little Angels in a heartbeat, we highly recommend them.
Posted by Colleen
We hired Jim, in 2010 after a lengthy review of the adoption agencies. We received our precious daughter, 9 months and 2 weeks after signing up. His office staff are all adoptive parents and are very vested in the whole process. I have recommended him to other prospective parents and will continue to do so. Thank you!
Mark Hirabayashi, Adoption Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse Jim Handy, Esq. I worked on a case with him and found him to be straightforward, conscientious, responsive and persistent. He is a Fellow in the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers. which is a professional organization with very high standards.
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