I believe in preparing every case as if it is going to trial. It is only by being ready for trial that you can expose the weaknesses in the State's case and have any real leverage for plea negotiations.
Criminal defense is my passion and I truly believe that my clients are entitled to my absolute best efforts on every single case. Whether your charge is a minor misdemeanor, DUI, or serious felony, my representation of you does not change.
I accept cases on every type of crime short of death penalty cases. You have to be certified to handle death cases and I have not reached the point in my career where I am eligible to be certified.
While I am proud of my past achievements, unfortunately Bar rules prohibit me from posting them on this website.
I am licensed to practice in Florida and Federal court (Middle District Florida)
Licensed since 2006
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse Adam Bantner as a criminal defense attorney without question. Adam is about as sharp as they come in his area of practice. He has a keen legal intellect and a sense of empathy necessary for criminal defense attorneys. Attorneys of this caliber are few and far between.
Kenneth Hancock Car Accidents Attorney
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015||Super Lawyers||2015|
|HCBA Leadership Institute||Hillsborough County Bar Association||2015|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Leadership Brandon 2011||Brandon Chamber of Commerce||2010|
|Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity||FSU Chapter of Phi Delta Phi||2005|
|Dean's List||FSU College of Law||2004|
|Book Award Contracts I (Highest grade in class)||FSU Law School||2003|
|Associate||Brandon Legal Group||2014 - Present|
|President||Adam L. Bantner, P.A.||2011 - 2013|
|Associate||Cohen & Depaul, P.A.||2009 - 2011|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office||2007 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Tiger Bay Club of Tampa||Treasurer||2015 - Present|
|Herbert G. Goldburg-Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court||Member||2014 - Present|
|Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Tiger Bay of Tampa||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Hillsborough Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce||Co-Chair of Government Economic and Advisory Council||2011 - Present|
|Brandon Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - 2009|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||J.D.||2006|
|Florida Southern College||Communications||Bachelor's of Arts||2001|
|Father's Day Bar-B-Q||Question and Answer Session||2011|
|F.A.L.L.S.||Question and Answer Session||2009|