Alice Murray

BIO Title: 
Secretary
BIO Description: 

Alice Murray, Esquire
Adoption Center
3 Clifford Drive
Shalimar, FL 32579
1-850-651-5225

http://www.adoptioncenter.org/

Alice Murray is a Florida native who has practiced in the area of adoptions for over 25 years.  She is a proud Georgia Bulldog, having received her college degree in political science from and completing her first year of law school at the University of Georgia.  As a military “dependent,” she transferred to the University of Dayton School of Law when her husband received orders to Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.  After receiving her J.D. from U.D., Alice was admitted to practice in Ohio (currently inactive status) in 1985 and subsequently admitted to practice in Florida in 1989.  Before devoting her legal attention fully to adoptions, Alice attained board certification in appellate practice from the Florida Bar, a designation she held for 10 years.  Alice is the “girl attorney” at The Adoption Center in Shalimar, Florida where she teams up with “boy attorney” and current FAC President, Rob Harrell.  She has served on the FAC Board of Directors for several years where she holds the position of secretary.  Alice has previously taught law classes for St. Leo College’s Eglin AFB program.  She has also taught ESL classes for non-native speakers of English through a church outreach program for several years.  Alice is on the Board of Directors and serves as secretary for Hope Global Initiative, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to assist orphans and the poor, particularly in Latin America. 

Alice is happily married to Paul Tyre, retired USAF, who is a sign language interpreter for deaf students in their local school district.  She has four two-legged children (2 biological and 2 stepchildren) and three adopted four-legged children (2 canine and 1 feline).  Alice is the proud aunt of an adopted niece and nephew.  In her spare time, Alice loves to read, cook, do crossword puzzles, walk her dogs, watch Georgia Bulldogs football games and most especially, to write.  She also enjoys traveling and has been doing more of it since her children moved many hours away.  Her daughter followed in her footsteps and married a military man; despite Lt. Son-in-Law’s frequent deployments, he’s been home (Killeen, TX) long enough to help produce two sons, making Alice a (very young) Mimi.  After being toted to hospitals on business trips on a regular basis by his mother while growing up, Alice’s son found he was at home in a hospital and became an R.N.  He’s a clinical cancer research nurse at NIH in Bethesda, MD and a great medical resource when Alice reviews medical records for work.