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Joshua Eli Adams

Criminal defense Attorney at Winter Park, FL

4.4   9 reviews

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    Over 80 Jury trials, including experience as a prosecutor.

    14 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Estate planning
    15%
    Estate Planning

    10 years, 500 cases

  3. Litigation
    15%
    Civil Litigation

    10 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Probate

    10 years, 500 cases

After serving in the U.S. Marines in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, I attended Florida State University, were I obtained my undergraduate and juris doctor degrees. After graduating law school, I took a job as a prosecutor in Orange and Osceola Counties, prosecuting cases from DUIs to Felonies punishable to life in prison. I have extensive jury and non-jury trial experience both as prosecutor and defense attorney. I have tried over 60 jury trials as lead attorney. As both a prosecutor and a defense attorney, I have handled cases from misdemeanors up to felonies punishable by life in prison.

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joshua

The Adams Law Firm, P.A.
2281 Lee Rd
Suite 102
Winter Park, FL, 32789
The Adams Law Firm, PA
1540 International Pkwy
Suite 2000
Lake Mary, FL, 32746
The Adams Law Firm, PA
140 South Beach St.
Suite 310
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Christian | September 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Laywer Ever....
Mr. Adams is the best attorney that I ever hired he was prepared knowledgeable and unafraid he always kept me informed... his rates are very reasonable and if I ever needed a lawyer I would definitely hire him again and I recommend that you do the same he was surprisingly good thank you mr. Adams
Posted by Pagine | September 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joshua Is the best Attorney!!!
I hired Joshua as my attorney for a DUI case and he was so impressive and knowledgeable. He pin point all the wrong in the case and it was without a doubt dismissed. I am honored to have had hired such and amazing attorney who proved my innocence and was always on top of everything from beginning to the end. Thank you Josh and I will definitely give you a recommendation.
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Posted by Jindrich | July 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
I recommend Josh Adams as an Excellent attorey he help me with my child custody, after I consulted with other attorneys they didnt give me a positive solution to the case until a friend recommend Josh and when I consulted him he gave me a good solution to my case. He was able to win my case which Im very greatful at it and I recommend him a 100%. Thank you Josh Adams.
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Posted by Mike | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Josh navigated our case with expertise. He was always prompt in responding to inquiries, questions, emails, texts and phone calls. He treats everyone with courtesy and respect. Could not have asked for more.
Posted by Indi v | August 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable attorney
Joshua helped me in one of my case, he is knowledgeable, trust worthy, listened to my questions and answered all of them and available when I called him.
Posted by Tom | June 27, 2014
Adams Law Firm...Simply the BEST!
The Adams Law Firm did in a couple of weeks what another attorney couldn't do in three months! After my mother past away we went to the Attorney that prepared her will to settle the Probate process. After jumping thru hoops and dancing the dance we were no further than the day we started. I called Josh and he explained the process and how it works, we made an appointment right away. We meet with Josh and Amy Adams, they were friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. The process was completed quickly and smoothly saving my family from all the headaches we expected. I have nothing but the highest praise for the Adams law Firm 100% Happy!!!!! Tom from Orlando
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Posted by Angel | December 12, 2012
An absolutely Incredible lawyer
I sought Mr. Adams help in September of 2012. I decided on Mr. Adams mainly because of his prior military status. I knew that any and all decisions regarding my case would be well thought out before acted upon and that he would keep me informed on any pertinent information. Any question that were posed to Mr. Adams were answered accurately, clearly and promptly as possible. If any meeting was scheduled, Mr. Adams was always on time and got straight to the point. I had and still have nothing but, utmost confidence in Mr. Adams ability to perform his job without flaw. I wholeheartedly would recommend Mr. Adams to any individual. It was the best decision that I could have possibly made. I am forever grateful for all that Mr. Adams did for me. I hope that my words will encourage others to also chose Mr. Adams.
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Posted by Stephanie | April 18, 2013
Simply Amazing
I have to say this is the best lawyer I have ever contacted. He provides you with all necessary information maintains excellent and quick communication during the process and is very detailed. Overall Rating: Excellent*
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend
Initially everything was good. He stated a letter would go out asap. Took 5 days for me to get it for review, then another 2 to mail. He didn't read emails thoroughly or only chose to answer them partially, not sure which. Had to follow up on 2 different occasions. Stated he would set up a meeting, but never heard back. He let me know he was swamped, but that made me feel less important. I got another lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Adams Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Richard A. Heller, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Office of the State Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • DUI State v. O.T.R. 2015-CT-11144-A/O
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • DUI State v. A.M.K 2015-CT-1799-A/O
  • Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Leaving the Scene State v. W.J.P 2015-CT-000150-A/O
  • Dismissed by State
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Associations

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Vetrans of America
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Vetrans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta International Legal Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2002
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2002
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 2002
  • Meritorious Unity Citation
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • 1999
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Osceola County Sheriff's Office Community Mock Trial
  • Criminal Jury Trials
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (33)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh is a skilled, experienced attorney who is able to work successfully across multiple practice areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joshua Adams is a good and knowledgeable lawyer. I have worked with him, so I can attest to his work ethic which is excellent. He is completely committed to his client's cause and truly believes in the defense lawyer's role in the criminal justice system. You will not go wrong in retaining him for his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Adams. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former trial partner of Mr. Adams at the State Attorney's Office, I know firsthand the skills he has in the courtroom, especially in trial. He is a very aggressive and well respected attorney in Central Florida."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joshua. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Adams is one of the top Criminal Defense attorney's in Orlando. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adams is a well respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch criminal defense attorney and respected member of our community of legal experts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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