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Shorstein & Kelly Become Board Certified in Adoption Law

Shorstein & Kelly Become Board Certified in Adoption Law

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Michael A. Shorstein and Brian T. Kelly of Shorstein & Kelly, Adoption Attorneys at Law, P.A., are two of the first attorneys in the state of Florida to become Board Certified in adoption law by the Florida Bar. PRLog (Press Release) – Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members––about 4,400 lawyers––are… Continue Reading

Brian Kelly: Pro Bono Work Helps Troubled Families Succeed

Brian Kelly: Pro Bono Work Helps Troubled Families Succeed

Brian Kelly’s job is to bring families together. His firm, Shorstein & Kelly, specializes in adoption law. And while there are many non-monetary rewards in what he does, he wasn’t quite prepared for the explosion of gratitude he received last summer when, through a JALA pro bono case, he helped a “really, really nice older… Continue Reading

Shorstein to Chair Committee

The Florida Bar has selected adoption attorney Michael A. Shorstein as the inaugural chair on the newly formed committee serving the State of Florida’s Adoption Law Certification Program for a three-year term. The standing committee is one of The Florida Supreme Court’s approved areas of law certification allowing consumers to identify lawyers who have met… Continue Reading

Jacksonville’s Adoption King

Michael Shorstein is personally responsible for placing many more than 1,000 adopted children in the Jacksonville area into happy, healthy homes. What’s almost ironic about his success and passion for the job is that Shorstein never planned to get into the adoption business. “I fell into it,” said Shorstein, who is the nephew of State… Continue Reading

Shorstein Honored for Adoption Law Skills

Jacksonville attorney Michael Shorstein has been honored with the Congressional Angels in adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Shorstein was nominated for the award by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Shorstein is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and is considered a national expert on adoption law. The Angels… Continue Reading

Family Treasure

Michael Shorstein’s inch-square classified ad appears everyday in the same spot, underneath the notices of lost pets, above the personals. “ADOPTIONS,” it says in capital letters, in between two hearts. “Many loving families.” That promise brought Crystal Brown to Shorstein’s office three years ago. The Jacksonville woman was pregnant with her fifth child and abandoned… Continue Reading

Jacksonville’s Adoption Attorney

For Michael Shorstein, handling adoptions is a way of life. The Jacksonville attorney doesn’t just specialize in adoptions; it’s all he does. “That’s all I do, 100 percent of the time,” Shorstein said. But it hasn’t always been that way. Shorstein earned an accounting degree from the University of Florida and then worked for a… Continue Reading

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