Florida Surrogacy Attorney Karen Persis just returned from the American Bar Association’s annual family law conference in Carlsbad, California, where she participated in courses in meetings relating to several aspects of assisted reproductive technologies from May 6-May 9. Ms. Persis is a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee. When choosing an attorney, it is important to consider one that remains active and up to date on this ever-changing area of the law. Ms. Persis was able to participate in seminars relating to ethical considerations regarding clinics and agencies, international updates to surrogacy and egg donation law, and issues relating to egg donation, as well as many others.
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.