Stacie J. Schmerling, a children’s rights lawyer and former veteran child welfare investigator and case worker, has been named partner with Talenfeld Law, Florida’s only law firm dedicated exclusively to protecting abused, disabled and injured kids.
Stacie has worked with preeminent children’s rights lawyer Howard Talenfeld for six years and has been involved in many significant, multimillion dollar cases in the area of civil rights and child welfare.
“Stacie has earned her permanent place as an invaluable member of our team and a staunch partner in our mission to fight for the rights of society’s most vulnerable citizens,” Howard said. “During our time together, we’ve helped deliver life-saving results for children whose abuse and harm have been heart-wrenching and have required the skill of a dedicated and impassioned professional.”
As a partner in Talenfeld Law, Stacie will work to protect the rights of children, the developmentally disabled and others injured in the care of Florida agencies and contracted care providers.
Before becoming an attorney, Stacie 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, Stacie 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.
About Talenfeld Law
Talenfeld Law is Florida’s only law firm exclusively dedicated to protecting the rights of abused, disabled and injured children. The firm was founded by Howard Talenfeld, preeminent children’s rights lawyer who has earned numerous significant, multimillion dollar awards for foster children, the developmentally disabled and others harmed while under the care of state agencies and contracted care providers. The partners have been involved in precedent-setting actions and systemic reform, and have established a reputation as champions of the rights of the abused in personal injury claims for damages. Learn more at www.JusticeForKids.us.