Children’s Rights Lawyer Stacie J. Schmerling Receives AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell



Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Stacie J. Schmerling, a children’s rights lawyer and partner with Talenfeld Law, has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, the highest peer rating standard awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®. Schmerling is a former veteran child welfare investigator and has been involved in many significant, multimillion dollar cases in the area of civil rights and child welfare.


As a partner at Talenfeld Law, Schmerling works to protect the rights of children, the developmentally disabled and others injured in the care of Florida agencies and contracted care providers. Talenfeld Law is Florida’s only law firm dedicated exclusively to protecting abused, disabled and injured kids.


Before becoming an attorney, Schmerling dedicated the first ten years of her career to the protection of at-risk children.  She earned a reputation as an award-winning child protective investigator and child protective investigator supervisor for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, providing intervention services to families at risk and bringing cases of child abuse and neglect to the dependency court system. Prior to that, she was a case worker with the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, where she sought to facilitate safety and permanency for abused and neglected children in the state foster care system.

Schmerling is admitted to practice law in Florida as well the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.


Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.



About Talenfeld Law

Talenfeld Law is led by one of the nation’s preeminent children’s rights attorneys focusing exclusively on protecting the rights of physically and sexually abused children, developmentally disabled children and other at-risk children. Learn more at 844-4KIDLAW or


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