Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Dependency
  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Advocacy
  • Temporary Custody
  • Grandparent Visitation
  • Temporary Custody
  • Estate Planning for Children
  • Health Care Documents for Children
  • Apellate Law in Child Related Cases


Attorney Hope Iseley has been practicing law in Florida for over twenty years and has focused on the area of child related law for over ten years.


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL
J.D. December 1989

Stetson University, Deland, FL
B.A. May, 1986 – Major: Political Science

Legal Experience

Hope A. Iseley, P.A.
June 2006-present
Solo practitioner with focus of law on child related issues, including adoption, guardianship of minors and temporary custody.

Dept of Children & Families Senior Attorney
May 2003 – May 2006
Senior Attorney for State of Florida representing the Department of Children and Families in Duval County and Nassau County in adoption, dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings.

Independent Contract and Appellate Attorney
September 1998 – April 2003
Assist in all aspects of litigation, including trust litigation and commercial litigation.

Lobrano & Kincaid, P.A., Jacksonville FL
March 1990 – August 1998
Emphasis on commercial litigation – represent and counsel local and national clients in all aspects of business and corporate law, including the impact of new legal developments, risk assessment and compliance.
Extensive trial experience in construction litigation, insurance defense, collections, corporate and contract law.

Legal Affiliations

Florida Bar Association - Admitted 1990

Jacksonville Bar Association

Former Chairperson - Adoption Section Jacksonville Bar Association


Lectured at seminars on topics such as termination of parental rights, adoption, guardianship, temporary custody and paternity.