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About Dempsey Law

At Dempsey Law, we are more than just a North Carolina and Florida legal practice providing adoption and immigration services; we are a bridge helping people throughout the world come together as families. It is this perspective that allows Dempsey Law to compassionately and effectively provide exemplary adoption and immigration services building strong families across international borders.

Bringing Personality To The Legal Services That Grow Your Family

Combining years of personal and professional experience in domestic and international adoption, we don’t just understand the myriad challenges facing our clients and their adopted children; we have lived through and overcome the same challenges ourselves.

Founder and principal attorney Kelly Dempsey is recognized both domestically and internationally for her commitment to defending the interests of children in the U.S. and around the world. She is a fellow in the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA). Kelly is also the proud mother of four children, one adopted domestically and one adopted internationally. She knows how difficult the process can be and has used her experience to promote positive change to U.S. and international adoption laws.

Her work was featured in the 2013 documentary “Stuck,” which follows the lives of four children from three countries as they complete their individual journeys from orphanages in their native countries to new homes and families in the United States. She has also testified before Congress regarding international adoption issues and submitted reports to the Congressional Record.

In addition to attorney Dempsey, we are also proud to have Nicole Skellenger on our team who is dedicated to helping to improve the lives of families nationwide. With her experience serving as a consultant and adoption lawyer, there is nothing she will not do to protect children and secure the rights of her clients.

To learn more about our practice or to review both of our attorneys’ experience and credentials, click on the attorney profile links below:

Discover The Advantages Of Working With Our Lawyers

Although there are plenty of firms in North Carolina and Florida handling adoptions, ART and immigration matters, few, if any, offer the same in-depth services of our practice. We are not a family law firm; we are a boutique firm exclusively committed to building families through adoption, ART and immigration. We are confident that once you meet with us, the difference will be clear.

Whether sitting down with you and your partner to discuss options for international and domestic adoption or providing information regarding the changing legal landscape of surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology, we always arrive with the same outlook and objective: to build a trusting, lasting relationship that benefits you, our client, and protects the best interests of your child.

Our Clients Are The Heart Of The Matter

To experience the advantages of working with a lawyer who genuinely cares for their clients, contact us and speak with Kelly Dempsey or Nicole Skellenger. To schedule a phone or in-person appointment, call our Charlotte, North Carolina, law office at 704-251-2500, our Boca Raton, Florida, law office at 561-489-2248, or complete our online contact form.