ELIZABETH R. BERKOWITZ, Esquire
Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esquire is an attorney with an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoption law, based in Palm Beach County, Florida. Ms. Berkowitz is currently serving as the President of the Florida Adoption council. She is member of the Florida Adoption Council. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Adoption Council as the Treasurer. Also, she is head of the Mentoring Committee for adoption professionals and is a member of the Grievance Committee. She has also contributed to the changes made in adoption law at the legislative level. Her memberships include the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court, Cuban Bar Association, Florida Association of Woman Lawyers and The Federalist Society. She is certified as a Guardian Ad Litem and as a Justice Teacher for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. She was admitted to the Federal Bar which allows her to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Berkowitz was honored in 2011 as Woman of the Year for the National Association of Professional Women. Ms. Berkowitz was awarded the Adoption Star award in 2019 by the Florida Adoption Council for her contribution to the advancement of adoption on a legislative, and practitioner level.
She owns her own practice and provides representation to adoptive families in domestic private placement adoptions. Her practice is dedicated to adoption of children of all ages. She provides representation in step-parent and relative adoptions as well. She also provides representation in state intervention cases where a birth parents’ rights have not been yet terminated by the state. Florida law allows that a birth parent privately place their child for adoption prior to their rights being involuntarily terminated by the state. She donates a number of pro bono hours to assisting and representing birth parents that have not had their rights protected. She has been honored to be the keynote speaker at several hospitals, pregnancy clinics, health departments and organizations.
Ms. Berkowitz prides herself on the community service that she provides to our community with her Family. She and her family run a soccer program for disabled children. She is also a NICU cuddler at St. Mary’s Hospital and a member of 100+ Women Who Care. She spends a large amount of time acting as voice for children in the dependency system as a Guardian Ad litem.
Elizabeth spends her time on the soccer field with her family when not working. She is married and has two amazing teenage boys that love soccer. She enjoys cooking her native Cuban food and spending as much time possible with her three little dachshunds.
St. Thomas University School of Law – Miami, Florida
Juris Doctor, May, 1999
Michigan State University – East Lansing, Michigan
James Madison Honors College
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science, May, 1994
BAR MEMBERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Florida 1/7/2000
United States Supreme Court Admitted 5/16/2011
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Cuban Bar Association
The Federalist Society
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
National Association of Professional Women
*Named Woman of the Year 2011
Florida Adoption Council
Board of Directors Treasurer 2015-Present
Grievance Committee Member 2014-Present
Mentoring Committee Head Chair 2016-Present
Justice Teaching Certification
Guardian Ad Litem Certification
Adoptive Family Support Group
First Care Family Resources
Florida A&M College of Law
Jewish Adoptions and Foster Care Options
Martin County Coalition/Healthy Start
Martin County Health Department
Parent Adoption Lifeline
Palm Beach County Health Department
Women of Dignity House
Plantation General Hospital Maternity Addiction Program
Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee
St. Mary’s Hospital
West Boca Medical Center
Florida Adoption Council
Adoption Best Practices & Ethics; CLE Credits available 2016
Adoption Board Certification Statutory Review; CLE Credits available 2016
Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem
St. Mary’s NICU Cuddler
Lawyers for Literacy
Florida Law Week Participant
Justice Teacher Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project
100 + Women Who Care
(877) 777-5070 * (561) 633-5548 * (561) 841-3065
Considering Adoption? Please Call Us For Help
The Law Office of Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, P.A. recognizes the overwhelming emotions involved in adoption. We provide individual and affordable legal services to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and birth parents in a compassionate and professional environment. We are devoted to honoring those involved in an adoption and pride ourselves on the integrity of this journey.
The Law Office of Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, P.A. engages solely in the practice of Adoption Law, unlike other family law firms that practice in other areas of the family law spectrum. The Law Offices of Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, P.A. is a boutique law firm that emphasizes in domestic, special-needs, contested, interstate, second parent, stepparent, relative, and minority adoptions.
Personal attention to adoptive families and birth families is the foundation of this law firm. We are available 24 hours a day / 7 days per week. You never have to be alone through this process. We are accessible to you.