Ms. Susan L. Stockham

Ms. Susan L. Stockham: Attorney with The Law Offices of Susan L. Stockham
Attorney Awards


Attorney Susan L. Stockham has been a Family Law attorney in Florida since 1982. Her practice specializes in adoption and surrogacy related legal matters. In her 30 years of practice she has assisted over 2,000 couples in domestic, international, independent and agency related adoptions; as well as surrogacy related family matters. Susan is not only and adoptive parent, but also a Florida Bar Board Certified Adoption Law Attorney and a member of the prestigious American Academies of Adoption Attorneys and Assisted Reproductive Law Attorneys Association.

Susan proudly represents parties in LGTBQ (same-sex), relative, stepparent and grandparent adoptions. In addition to adoptions, Ms. Stockham has represented gestational carriers, surrogates and intended parents in building families.

Susan is the recipient the of the Angel Adoption Award from The Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute; and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from The Florida Adoption Council. Susan L. Stockham also serves on the Florida Bar Adoption Law Board Certification Committee.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Adoption Law
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology Law
  • Grandparent Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • Adult Adoption

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813-375-9528  Phone
941.924.4949  Phone
941.328.3568  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1982, Florida; 1982, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Florida (Member, Section on Public Interest Law; Chair, Legal Needs of Children Committee, 1991; Chair, Family Law Section Adoption Committee, 1991), American (Member, Family law Section Legal Needs of Children Committee, 1991; Chair, CLE Subcommittee, Family Law Section, 1991) Bar Associations; American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (Chair, Legislation Committee, 1991-1992; Member, Newsletter Committee, 1991; Board of Trustee, 1998—); Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Professionals (Member, Executive Board, 1998—).
Birth Information:
Sarasota, Florida, February 6

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Tampa, Florida

Contact Ms. Susan L. Stockham

Required Fields

Required Fields

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.