Patricia L. Strowbridge has been Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Marital and Family and 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. She has represented thousands of clients in adoption, surrogacy and family law, including matter related to divorce, paternity, custody, international, interstate and domestic adoptions, step parent and relative adoptions, gestational surrogacy and egg donation.
Ms. Strowbridge lectures extensively and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Barry University Law School in Orlando, Florida. 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 dozens of families participating in gestational carrier/surrogacy arrangements.
Ms. Strowbridge is a Fellow of both the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. She is also a past President of the Florida Adoption Council, the statewide organization of adoption professionals. She carries the 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 both the 2003 Florida Adoption Reform Act signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush on May 30, 2003 and the 2012 Florida Adoption Act signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on April 2012. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of
A Chosen Child, Inc., a Florida licensed non-profit child placing agency that has served the central Florida community since 2000.