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James Martin Adams

Criminal, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Car Accident, Misdemeanor, Auto Accidents

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James Adams provides his clients with the knowledge, support, and counsel they need to make informed decisions about their cases. Mr. Adams has an in-depth knowledge of criminal defense, personal injury, and workers’ compensation law and the experience to be suitably aggressive when the situation calls for it. Attorney James M. Adams began practicing law in the State of Florida in 1992, and the Law Office of James Adams was formed in 1997. Mr. Adams has always represented the injured and has never worked for the insurance companies. The Law Office of James Adams handles all matters related to claims for damages when injuries have been caused by the wrongful acts of others. We are the liaison with insurers, working to minimize the risk of delay or denial. We prepare and file all necessary documentation and act on your behalf in all hearings or proceedings. We will help you seek full and fair compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, medical expenses, and physical pain and suffering, and we will fight to get you the resources to pay for essential needs like medical supplies, a wheelchair, vehicle adaptation, handicap accessible housing and personal assistance. Mr. Adams’s focus is on client satisfaction. Every case receives equal attention, no matter how large or small, complex or simple. Mr. Adams fights hard to make sure that the individuals he represents receive what they are entitled to under the law.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I’d like to think I made a big difference in all of my cases. Recent significant cases include a four time DUI defendant, facing felony DUI charge, minimum four years in Florida State Prison. I tried the case to a jury who found the Defendant not guilty. Also recently represented DUI defendant who was involved in a collision with a police cruiser. The case was set for trial, which was to begin on a Monday, on the Friday preceding the trial; the prosecutor notified me that the charges had been dropped.

How did you build a successful practice?
I’ve been in business since 1992. Building a successful practice takes time and can only happen when the client is pleased with the representation

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Not every lawyer can handle every type of case. Clients should retain an attorney only when the client is satisfied that the attorney has handled the same or similar type legal matter before. No client wants to be part of an attorney’s initial run.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local Knowledge: Personal injury matters are best handled by attorneys who are familiar with the medical providers in the community where the accident occurred.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
Normally I’m willing to give the client a general overview of the elements of the offense, the sentencing guidelines, and a quote of my fee for criminal matters. Workers Compensation is fairly narrow, so I can be very specific about what is required of both the employer and the employee, when a Worker Compensation claim arises. Of course I explain my fee. With Personal Injury cases, I explain how a contingency fee works, how negligence claim succeed, (and fail), and the relationship between liability, damages, and coverage.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
Names, Dates, time, specific criminal charges location of any accident prior accident information, previous criminal history, previous injury history, email address, witness names, clients ability to pay fee (criminal cases only).

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I am a sole practitioner. When you call me, you get me. This is not a mill, or a sweatshop. The person you will speak to (me) is the person you will see at all meetings, hearings, at trial, and at the time of sign up.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Securing an outcome for the client that meets, or exceeds, their expectations.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
Golf, fitness, travel.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyThe Law Office of James AdamsTampa, FLPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of MemphisJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
University of Alabama - TuscaloosaBachelors1987
State / Court Date
Florida1992
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(1992) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.June 06, 2019

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Language: English | Spanish

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