Patricia L. Strowbridge has been dual Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Marital and Family Law as well as Adoption Law. She currently sits on the Adoption Law Certification Committee of the Florida bar Board of Legal Specializations Evaluators, which reviews and evaluates Florida attorneys seeking Board Certification in Adoption Law. She has maintained an active trial practice providing representation in all areas of Florida family law since 1988, when she was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court and all courts in the State of Florida.
Ms. Strowbridge lectures extensively and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University Law School in Orlando, Florida. She has represented thousands of clients in matters of adoption, divorce, child custody and visitation, paternity, alimony, surrogacy arrangements and pre-nuptial agreements. Over the last several years, her practice has had a primary focus on adoption and surrogacy, and she has represented over 350 individuals and families in completing private, international, step-parent and relative adoptions and at least a dozen families participating in gestational carrier/surrogacy arrangements.
Ms. Strowbridge is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and a past President of the Florida Adoption Council. She carries a coveted "AV" rating (preeminent attorney with the highest ethics rating) with Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized evaluator of attorney competency and ethics.
Among her many professional accomplishments, Ms. Strowbridge is most proud of her role as the primary author of the 2003 Florida Adoption Reform Act signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on May 30, 2003. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of A Chosen Child, Inc., a Florida licensed non-profit child placing agency.