About Us

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Years Of Experience

About Us

History Of The Firm

In 1999, Jeanne T. Tate started her own law firm after many successful and distinguished years at Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A., where she became one of the firm’s first female partners in the firm’s 90-year history, and Hill Ward Henderson, P.A., where she was the firm’s first female partner.

Jeanne’s goal was to create a law firm dedicated solely to the practice of adoption law, so she could continue the work she had done in the field since the early 1980s. From the beginning, the firm and its clients have been supported by a group of paralegals and legal assistants with an exceptional level of competency and professionalism.

The firm has long been devoted to pro bono service. The firm handles most of the indigent adoption related cases from Bay Area Volunteer Legal Services (“BAVLP”). Members of the law firm serve as mentors to BAVLP’s pro bono attorneys and to Bay Area Legal Services’ attorneys and staff.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Additional Highlights Of The Firm's
Milestones And Achievements

2022

Danelle Barksdale is recognized by her peers & Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent®”.   AV Preeminent is the highest peer rating standard.

2022

Nicole Ward Moore achieves the “Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards”.  She is also recognized by her peers & Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent®”.   AV Preeminent is the highest peer rating standard.

2022

Jeanne T. Tate is recognized by her peers & Martindale-Hubbell as “AV Preeminent®”.   AV Preeminent is the highest peer rating standard.

2022

Jeanne T. Tate surpasses the 40-year anniversary milestone in the practice of law.

2021

Erica T. Healey achieves Board Certification in Adoption Law.

2021

Nicole Ward Moore becomes a Certified Family Mediator.

2021

Jeanne T. Tate named Lawyer of the Year and featured on the Cover of Super Lawyer’s Magazine.

2020

Super Lawyers recognizes Jeanne T. Tate as one of the top 10 attorneys in Florida and Erica T. Healey as a rising star.

2020

Erica T. Healey is invited into the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

2019

Jeanne T.  Tate was given a key to the City of Tampa by Major Jane Castor for her outstanding contributions to the field of adoption.

2019

Robert L. Webster recognized as Board Certified Attorney of the Month by the Florida Bar.

2019

Barbara Thornell Ginn joins the firm after a distinguished adoption practice in Ohio. In 2015, Barbara was invited into the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Attorneys.

2019

Jeanne T. Tate was also appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis.

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