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About Me

I am a Florida native and have practiced trial law in South Florida since 1988.  My law practice is devoted to litigating client matters in state and federal courts and in arbitration.  I am licensed to practice in all courts of the State of Florida, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.  In addition to litigation through the courts, I regularly handle arbitration matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the American Arbitration Association ("AAA").   


My practice involves the representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants in various business-related disputes.  More particularly, my practice is concentrated in the areas of trial law, litigation, arbitration and mediation arising in connection with business and real estate disputes, construction matters, securities litigation, FINRA arbitration, investment diputes, stock broker misconduct and investor rights. 


My law firm represents individuals, businesses and institutions in connection with legal disputes arising in the following areas:


   Securities and Investment Disputes

   Investment Disputes, Including FINRA and AAA Arbitration

   Securities Fraud and Misrepresentation Cases

   Stock Broker Misconduct, Embezzlement, Theft and Breach of Duty

   Insurance-Related Investment Litigation, Including Annuity Abuses, Twisting, Etc.

   Investor Rights and Investment Advice Disputes

   Claims Involving Investment Churning, Unsuitability, Over-Concentration, Etc.

   Claims Involving Negigence and Breach of Fiduciary Duty

   Claims Arising under the Florida SecuritieI and Investor Protection Act 

   Employment Disputes between Financial Advisors and Broker-Dealers


   Business Litigation

   Contract Disputes

   Shareholder and Partnership Disputes

   Business Tort and Business Fraud Matters 

   Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Issues


   Real Estate and Construction Diputes 

   Real Estate Disputes

   Construction Disputes

   Construction Defect Litigation

   Construction Lien Litigation

   Representation of Contractors, Subcontractors and Suppliers

   Landlord and Tenant Matters

   Lease Audits and Lease Litigation





Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 25%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Commercial: 25%
    28 years
  4. Securities & Investment Fraud: 25%
    23 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Thomas Hill Wright III

    Adam is a gentleman and a scholar. I have had cases where he is opposing counsel and have also worked together on matters. He is aggressive but always serves his clients' interests with integrity and professionalism.


    Thomas Wright Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael David Karsch

    I have known Adam for several years and frequently consult with him on litigation matters for my corporate clients. I always value his advice.


    Michael Karsch Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schoeppl & Burke, P.A.

4651 N Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL, 33431-5133


FLMember in Good Standing198809/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lifetime MembershipMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Lifetime MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
President's Pro Bono Service AwardThe Florida Bar2001
Real Property Law AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County2001
AV Preeminent rated (highest peer ranking available)Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating ServiceN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
"Of Counsel"Schoeppl & Burke2005 - Present
Partner and "Of Counsel"Baritz Colman2000 - 2005
PartnerElk, Bankier, Palmer & Christu1994 - 2000
Senior Associate AttorneyCarlton Fields Ward Emmanuel Smith & Cutler1992 - 1994
Associate AttorneyMandler & Silver, PA1989 - 1992
Associate AttorneyHall, Poller & O'Brien, PA1988 - 1989
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of Boca RatonBoard Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1990 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1989 - Present
Florida BarMember1988 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
FINRA Arbitration Award ($3.2 Million Award)$3.2 Million Arbitration Award for Investors
FINRA Arbitration Award (Confidential Settlement)Substantial Six-Figure Settlement (amount is confidential)
FINRA Arbitration Settlement (Confidential Settlement)Substantial Seven-Figure Settlement (amount is confidential)
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate / Law1987
University of FloridaN/ABachelor of Arts1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Lawyers NetworkPresenting Bullet-Proof Damages in a Securities Litigation Case2013