Nicole Ward Moore

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Nicole Ward Moore is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator who manages and operates the Orlando office. Nicole has been practicing with the firm since opening the Orlando office in 2005. Nicole practices exclusively in the area of adoption law throughout the State of Florida and in conjunction with out-of-state placements. Nicole also represents adoptive parents in adoption finalizations and represents several adoption agencies in private adoption placements. Nicole is also a member of the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Reproduction Attorneys, the Florida Adoption Council, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar.

Nicole handles domestic adoptions, DCF Interventions, relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, adult adoptions and recertifications of foreign adoptions. Nicole often speaks publicly on the subject of adoption and appeared on the O’Reilly Factor in 2007. In 2008, Nicole accepted an adjunct professorship teaching adoption law at Barry Law School in Orlando, Florida.

Nicole graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Journalism and Communications. Nicole then received her J.D. degree in 2004 from the University of Florida, College of Law, where she graduated with honors. Prior to opening the Orlando office, Nicole worked for the Department of Children and Families as a Juvenile Dependency Attorney, prosecuting parents that abused and neglected their children.

As the Host of Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast, Nicole interviews adoptive parents, birth mothers, and adoption experts that reveal the raw truth about love, law, and the learning process that comes with adoption. To listen to Moore to Love, click play on the player below or subscribe to her podcast by searching Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, Pandora, and other podcast providers.


Juris Doctor, with Honors, 2004


B.S., Journalism & Communications, high honors 2001

  • Board Certified in Adoption Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Adoption Law, Barry College
  • AV Preeminent Rating of Professional Excellence by Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Member, Florida Bar
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Adoption Council
  • Member, Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • The Essentials of Adoption Law, National Business Institute CLE Guest Speaker, 2022

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