Attorney Karen Persis was recently featured in an article about surrogacy law in Florida, which was published on the front page of the November 1, 2014 edition of The Florida Bar News! The article outlines issues and concerns with the surrogacy process in Florida. To read the article, please click here.
Karen Persis was recently honored with Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite Up and Comer award. Selection was determined by lawyers voting on their peers. Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received. The top vote-getters were further examined using data provided by the Florida Bar. A panel of previous Legal Elite winners, representing different practice areas in cities across the state, reviewed the selection process and the list of finalists. Fewer than 2% of active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida are named to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite lists. Karen Persis is proud to join such an accomplished list of attorneys.
Karen Persis was selected for inclusion as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2014. To be eligible as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 or fewer years. Karen Persis began her practice in 2005. Although Super Lawyers includes up to 5% of lawyers in Florida, there are fewer Rising Stars — only 2.5% of attorneys are named to this list. Ms. Persis has previously been named a Rising Star in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. She is honored to be selected again in 2014.
Karen Persis was installed last night as the President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association. Ms. Persis, who has been practicing law in Orlando since 2005, will lead the organization through May 31, 2015. The YLS includes about 750 attorneys in Orange County who are 35 and under. The organization partners with several Central Florida community groups for volunteer projects. Karen is very proud of this accomplishment, and looks forward to serving her community.