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Martin Pringle Attorney Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

Martin Pringle Attorney Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys

January 31, 2024

Congratulations to Martin Pringle Attorney, Amanda Marino, who has being selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA). 

Requirements for membership in AAAA as a Regular Fellow includes:

  • Must be an attorney licensed to practice within a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a Territory of the United States, or a province of Canada, or otherwise authorized to practice law in any other nation, and who is proficient in the English language;
  • The attorney and the attorney's law practice are reputed to be, and continue to be, of the highest standards of ethics, competence and professionalism;
  • The attorney complies with the Code of Ethics, Grievance Procedures, and the AAAA Bylaws;
  • The Adoption Practice Section requires:
     - Attorney has acted as counsel in at least fifty (50) adoption proceedings. Twenty (20) of which must have been within a two-year period immediately preceding the application for membership. Ten (10) of which must have been involved in interstate compact placements.

  • The ART Practice Section requires:
     - Attorney has acted as counsel in at least fifty (50) diverse assisted reproductive technology matter, defined as  any arrangement where an intended parent intends, through ART, to conceive a child with the collaboration of a donor/s or a surrogate.

  • The attorney has engaged in the practice of law for at least five (5) years; and

  • The attorney is recommended for admission into AAAA by a member of the Academy whose practice encompasses adoption law and/or assisted reproductive technology law and who has personal knowledge of the attorney's practice and qualifications.

Amanda has met all qualifications for Fellowship in AAAA, committing her entire legal career working toward ensuring positive outcomes for the children, always focusing on the child’s best interest. Prior to joining Martin Pringle's Adoption team, Amanda spent 15 years in the District Attorney’s Office with 12 years representing the State of Kansas in Child in Need of Care (CINC) matters. In that role, Amanda had the unique opportunity to build relationships with families who adopted through the foster care system which ultimately inspired her to grow her law practice in the adoption and surrogacy arena. Amanda’s love for children extends far beyond her legal career. In her spare time, you will find Amanda coaching basketball and softball, as well as serving as Den Leader for two girl dens in Cub Scout Pack 515. Amanda received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma City University and completed her law degree at the University of Kansas School of Law. Amanda is admitted to practice in Kansas and focuses her career on adoption, surrogacy law & family law.