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Scott Christopher Adams

About me 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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 55%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Discrimination: 15%
  4. Car Accident: 10%
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Jack Andreas Krumbein

    Scott is my number 1 go to lawyer for all matters employment & labor. He is thorough and cares about his cases. A true professional in every respect.


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FLMember in Good Standing200206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney - EmploymentAVVO2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client's Choice - EmploymentAVVO2015
Top Attorney - EmploymentAVVO2015
Client's Choice - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Attorney - EmploymentAVVO2014
Pro Bono AwardFlorida Bar2013
Graduated in the top 5% of his classNova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center2002
Chief Advocate, Moot Court Honor SocietyNova Southeastern Univerisyt- Shepard Broad Law Center2001
Law ReviewNova Southeastern University- Shepard Broad Law Center2000
Dean Fellow ScholarshipNova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center1999
Valorous Unit Award for Actions in CombatUnited States Army1990
"Book Award” in Corporations, Tax, and Appellate PracticeNova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaBar & Adams, P.A.2007 - Present
Trial AttorneyPantas Law Firm2005 - 2007
Judicial Law ClerkFlorida Fourth District Court Of Appeal2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar Wage and Hour SubcommitteeMember2016 - Present
Central Florida Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Nova Law ReviewMember2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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. 2014Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
LaBar AdamsEmployees are Entitled to Prompt Payment of Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage2016
LaBar AdamsVictims of Discrimination or Retaliation in Violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act or the Federal Civil Rights Act are Entitled to Front Pay2016
LaBar AdamsWhat Are Disallowable Deductions Under Minimum Wage Law?2016
LaBar AdamsWhen Is An Employer Strictly Liable For Sexual Harassment?2016
LaBar AdamsAre Employees That Are Paid By Straight Commission Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage?2016
LaBar AdamsSalespersons Can Be Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage2016
LaBar AdamsEmployees Terminated for Reporting Workplace Injuries2016
LaBar AdamsThe Law Protects Employees Who Complain About Not Receiving Their Overtime Pay Or Minimum Wage2016
LaBar AdamsInterns Are Entitled to Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage When They Are Really Employees2016
LaBar AdamsIndependent Contractors Are Entitled to Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage When They Are Misclassified as Employees2016
LaBar AdamsProtecting Employees’ Rights To Engage In Concerted Activity2016
LaBar AdamsWho Can Be Responsible For An Employee's Unpaid Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage Pursuant To The Fair Labor Standards Act2016
LaBar AdamsQuid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment by a Supervisor2015
LaBar AdamsProtecting Employee’s Civil Rights2015
LaBar AdamsRemedying Unfair Labor Conditions and Civil Rights Violations2015
LaBar AdamsAre Salaried Employees Entitled To Overtime Pay And Minimum Wage?2015
LaBar AdamsHalting Employers’ Improper Attempts at Subsidizing its Payroll with Employees’ Tips2015
LaBar AdamsWhat Should Be Included in an Employee’s Regular Rate of Pay When Calculating Overtime Wages Owed?2015
LaBar AdamsRectifying Substandard Wages and Oppressive Working Hours2015
Labar AdamsSupervisor Status in Discrimination Cases After Vance v. Ball State, 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013)2015
LaBar AdamsOvertime 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 & AdamsSupervisor Status in Discrimination Cases: After Vance v. Ball State, 133 S.Ct. 2434 (2013)2014
LaBar & AdamsConstitutional Right to Trial by Jury Under Attack in Employment Cases by Employers2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Kean College of New JerseyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999