Mr. Adams received his Juris Doctorate from the Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, graduating in the top 5% of his class. In law school, Mr. Adams was a member of Law Review, as well as, the Chief Advocate for the Moot Court Honor Society. He attended law school as a Dean Fellow Scholarship recipient. While in law school, Mr. Adams received the “Book Award” (highest grade) in Corporations, Tax, and Appellate Practice. Prior to seeking higher education, Mr. Adams served in the United States Army and the New Jersey Army National Guard. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, where he received a Commendation for Valor for Action in Combat. He ended his military career at the rank of Sergeant.
Following law school, Mr. Adams was awarded a prestigious Judicial Law Clerk position with the Honorable Melanie May of Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeals. Since completing his Judicial Clerkship, Mr. Adams has focused his practice exclusively on employment and personal injury litigation. His experience includes employment law (for example: Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, COBRA claims, Discrimination, Retaliation, USERRA, and nonpayment of wages), general civil liability (for example: UM, PIP & Bad Faith), and appellate practice.
Mr. Adams has successfully represented hundreds of employees seeking damages from their employers in both Federal and State court. He has successfully tried numerous cases, including claims of discrimination, unpaid overtime (Fair Labor Standards Act), and unpaid wages.
Mr. Adams is licensed to represent clients in all Florida State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Adams is a founding partner of LaBar | Adams and manages the firm's civil law department.
LaBar | Adams has this knowledge and experience, and is ready to protect your legal rights in legal disputes in Orlando and the entire Central Florida area.
Contact an experienced Orlando attorney (lawyer) at LaBar | Adams today by calling Toll Free: (866) 680-4529, to speak with a qualified Orlando attorney (lawyer) who diligently protects the legal rights of those who require professional legal services.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2002||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Pro Bono Award||Florida Bar||2013|
|Graduated in the top 5% of his class||Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||2002|
|Chief Advocate, Moot Court Honor Society||Nova Southeastern Univerisyt- Shepard Broad Law Center||2001|
|Law Review||Nova Southeastern University- Shepard Broad Law Center||2000|
|Dean Fellow Scholarship||Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||1999|
|Valorous Unit Award for Actions in Combat||United States Army||1990|
|"Book Award” in Corporations, Tax, and Appellate Practice||Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||N/A|
|Partner||LaBar & Adams, P.A.||2007 - Present|
|Trial Attorney||Pantas Law Firm||2005 - 2007|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Florida Fourth District Court Of Appeal||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Wage and Hour Subcommittee||Member||2016 - Present|
|Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Nova Law Review||Member||2000 - 2002|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Hector Lugo v. Hulett Enviromental Services, Inc., Case No.: 6:10-cv-01252-ACC-DAB (M.D. Fla. 2011)||Settlement|
|Shawn M. Strickland, et. al. v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc., et. al., Case No.: 6:13-cv-1000-Orl-28GJK (M.D. Fla. 2014)||Settlement|
|Jerman R. Wheeler v. Blackbear Two, LLC., Case No.: 6:12-cv-583-Orl-37TBS (M.D. Fla. 2014||Settlement|
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|LaBar Adams||What Are Disallowable Deductions Under Minimum Wage Law?||2016|
|LaBar Adams||Are Employees That Are Paid By Straight Commission Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage?||2016|
|LaBar Adams||Salespersons Can Be Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage||2016|
|LaBar Adams||Interns Are Entitled to Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage When They Are Really Employees||2016|
|LaBar Adams||Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment by a Supervisor||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Protecting Employee’s Civil Rights||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Remedying Unfair Labor Conditions and Civil Rights Violations||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Are Salaried Employees Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage?||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Halting Employers’ Improper Attempts at Subsidizing its Payroll with Employees’ Tips||2015|
|LaBar Adams||What Should Be Included in an Employee’s Regular Rate of Pay When Calculating Overtime Wages Owed?||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Rectifying Substandard Wages and Oppressive Working Hours||2015|
|Labar Adams||Supervisor Status in Discrimination Cases After Vance v. Ball State, 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013)||2015|
|LaBar Adams||Overtime Pay, Pay Records And Time Records - Are Employees Entitled to Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage When Their Pay Records And Time Records Do Not Accurately Reflect The Hours Actually Worked?||2015|
|LaBar & Adams||Supervisor Status in Discrimination Cases: After Vance v. Ball State, 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013)||2014|
|LaBar & Adams||Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury Under Attack in Employment Cases by Employers||2014|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Kean College of New Jersey||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|