Jeanne T. Tate

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  • Managing Partner at Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. (6 Attorneys)
  • 418 West Platt Street, Tampa, FL 33606
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Biography

Jeanne T. Tate is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney and the managing partner of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A., with offices in Tampa, Naples, Orlando and Merritt Island. Jeanne has an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoptions and is a member of the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Reproductive Attorneys and the Florida Adoption Council.

For many years in a row, Jeanne has been named in The Best Lawyers in America, Florida’s Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyer, including as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Florida. Over her career, Jeanne has won several prestigious awards including the U.S. Congressional Angel in Adoption Award, the Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Leader of the Year, the Florida Adoption Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) Achievement Award, the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award (the highest statewide pro bono award given by the Florida Supreme Court) and inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Jeanne has been appointed to serve on the Adoption Law Certification Committee, the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Nominating Committee (twice) and the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (twice). Additionally, Jeanne has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law where she taught Adoption Law and Procedure for six years.

Jeanne has appeared on local and national television on the subject of adoption, has been active in Interstate Compact Adoptions, and has been integrally involved in adoption issues before the Florida legislature.

Jeanne is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying that the legal community ranks her "at the highest level of professional excellence."

Awards & Affiliations

- Board Certified in Adoption Law

- Best Lawyers in America

- Florida’s Legal Elite

- Florida Super Lawyers (top 100 lawyers in state)

- U.S. Congressional Angel in Adoption Award

-Lightning Community Hero Award (2018)

- Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Leader of the Year

- Florida Adoption Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award

- Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) Achievement Award

- Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award (the highest statewide pro bono award given by the Florida Supreme Court)

- Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

- Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida College of Law where she taught Adoption Law and Procedure.

Appointments

- Florida Adoption Law Certification Committee

- Florida Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee

- Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission

- Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Nominating Committee

Publications

Florida's Putative Father Registry: More Work is Needed to Follow the Established National Trends Toward Stable Adoption Placements

Florida Bar Journal Vol. 82 No 1 (2008)

Scarlett Letter Law Abolished

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Journal (July, 2003)

Baby Beware

Hillsborough County Bar Journal (2002)

Co-Author, Construction Litigation: Trial Strategies and Techniques

Wiley Law Publications (1989)

Federal Court Motion Practice: Civil Prose and Procedure

63 Fla. Bar J. 31 (1989)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Adoption Law
  • Surrogacy Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813-591-5968  Phone
813.258.3355  Phone
813.258.3373  Fax
floridaadoptionattorney.com/jeannetate
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., Journalism, with high honors, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1981
Year of First Admission:
1982
Admission:
1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, Florida; 1989, United States Supreme Court
Memberships:
Hillsborough County (Board of Directors, 1992-1994; President, Young Lawyers Section, 1988-1989) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Special Committee for Gender Equality in the Profession, 1991—; Adoption Subcommittee of Family Law Section, 1995—); Hillsborough County Association for Women Lawyers (Board of Directors, 1992-1994; President, 1996-1997); American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.
Birth Information:
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, August 20, 1956
ISLN:
903244037

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