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When a child is removed from a family by the State or when the State makes an
allegation of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment, parents have a right to legal
representation. If a parent cannot afford an attorney and is deemed indigent by the
court, an attorney from RC4 will be appointed. RC4's attorneys and staff are specially
trained in dependency law and procedures, and they are committed to achieving the
best possible outcome for their clients.

Below are the dependency units by county and, where applicable, court division. If
you have any questions about who is handling your case or any concerns, you may
either call the main office or one of the managing attorneys.

Note: (at) denotes @ for the email addresses.

Dependency Directory
BROWARD COUNTY (17th Circuit)      
600 S. Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 713-1220
(954) 713-1271 fax
   
     
Attorney Title Role/Division Email
C.Lina Kell Assistant Regional Counsel Managing Attorney, Civil clkell(at)rc-4.com
Richard Kaplan Assistant Regional Counsel Dependency Litigation Director rkaplan(at)rc-4.com
       
       
       
PALM BEACH COUNTY (15th Circuit)    
401 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 837-5156
(561) 837-5423 fax
   
       
Attorney Title Role/Division Email
Steve Sorenson Assistant Regional Counsel Managing Attorney, Civil ssorenson(at)rc-4.com
       
Social Services Unit      
Kristen DeSimone Social Services Unit Director 15th, 17th &  19th Circuits kdesimone(at)rc-4.com
       
       
       
MARTIN, SAINT LUCIE, OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES (19th Circuit)  
124 North 2nd Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 429-2166
(772) 429-2170 fax
   
       
Attorney Title Role/Division Email
Kathleen McNulty Assistant Regional Counsel Managing Attorney, Civil kmcnulty(at)rc-4.com
       


                      
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