I am passionately committed to working with families in crisis, and work very hard to quickly achieve the best possible results in each case. I recognize that it can be quite difficult for people to get along, and believe that it is better to be FROM a broken home, than to be IN one. It's also better to be alone than to be with the wrong person.
I have my own private practice, which has always focused exclusively on family matters. It's so important not to mess around with someone else's family, so I spend my time trying to be the best family lawyer I can be. I love working with families through very difficult and emotional situations. If I can make a difference to better a person's life, then I feel I am successful.
Before private practice, I served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida in the Child Support Enforcement Division. I represented the Department of Revenue on issues of paternity and child support, whether establishment, modification or enforcement, intrastate and interstate. There were also a few international cases in my division. I handled approximately 6,000 files at any given time, and had my hands on at least 200 case files a week. I spent most of my time in court, and it was rare for me to be in the office.
I am currently a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, with past membership in the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, Marrital Lawyers Association and Broward Bar Association.
I received my law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. My undergraduate work was completed at the University of Miami, with a double major in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.
I raise Border Collies - sheep dogs - they are my children. I love the beach, movies, music, travel and football. I also believe there is nothing better in this world than sitting at a table with friends and family, having good food, great conversations and LOTS of laughs!
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||08/25/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Ten in Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Best Brief||St Thomas Moot Court Team||2006|
|OWNER/CEO/PRESIDENT||ADKINS FAMILY LAW||2010 - Present|
|AAG - Child Support Enforcement||ATTORNEY GENERAL, Florida||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Lawyers Network||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Lawyers Network||Events Director||2014 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - 2008|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Miami||Communication||1995|
|Developing the Family||Current Trends in Family Law||2013|
|Camillus House Miami||FAMILY LAW||2012|
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