Partner Spotlight: Shorstein & Kelly

Partner Spotlight - Shorstein & KellyI had the opportunity to meet Michael Shorstein at the Florida Adoption Council Conference in September. Since that time, he has been a great supporter of BMB. Michael Shorstein’s kind heart towards expectant parents and birth parents is what I admire the most.

Shorstein & Kelly is our Partner Spotlight this month. I asked Michael Shorstein a few questions to helps us get to know his business more.

Question: How long have you been in business?

Answer: My partner, Brian Kelly, and I established Shorstein & Kelly in 1992.

Question: What state are you licensed to practice law in?

Answer: We are licensed in the State of Florida as Board Certified Adoption Attorneys.

Question: Where are you located at?

Answer: Our firm’s main office is in Jacksonville, FL with a satellite office in Daytona Beach, FL.

Question: What adoption services do you provide?


  • Matching and placement services
  • Identified adoptions
  • Interstate adoptions
  • Stepparent, grandparent, relative and adult adoptions

Question: What specific adoption certifications/state and national affiliations do you have?


  • Board Certified Adoption Attorney by the Florida Bar
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Angel in Adoption
  • Certified Public Accountant

Question: What differentiates you from other Agency/Attorneys?

Answer: Our commitment to superlative service is demonstrated by our staff’s positive attitude, responsiveness and overall helpfulness.

Question: What positive experiences have you had with BMB?

Answer: Our experience with BMB has been exceptional in all areas – from their commitment to customer satisfaction to the love and care taken in preparing each basket.  Their uniquely individualized baskets have truly touched the hearts of our birth mothers and enabled them to leave the hospital with something extra special.  We appreciate and support Birth Mother Baskets!

Question: Best way for people to contact your company?

Answer: Email