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Adam D. Palmer

Litigation Attorney at Boca Raton, FL

4.9   20 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Adam

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Practice areas
  1. Commercial real estate
    Business-Related Litigation and Trials; Contract Disputes; Shareholder and Partnership Disputes; Corporate Litigation; Business-Related Torts; Fraud and Misrepresentation Claims; Litigation of Non-Compete Agreements and Related Issues;

    37 years

  2. Construction and development
    Construction, Development and Real Estate Litigation; Construction Liens; Contractor and Subcontractor Disputes; Construction Defects;

    35 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    Business-Related Lawsuits and Trials; Contract Claims; Business Torts; Business Fraud; Non-Compete Agreements; Shareholder Disputes and Related Litigation Matters

    37 years

  4. Litigation
    Representing Clients in Business-Related Litigation, Trials and Arbitration Matters.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Securities and investment fraud
    Securities and Investment Litigation; Stock Broker Misconduct; Investment Fraud; Churning; Unsuitability; Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act Litigation; FINRA and AAA Arbitration; and Elder Abuse Claims

    32 years

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 and litigation.  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, stock broker misconduct, investor's rights, investment diputes, FINRA arbitration, and FINRA expungement cases. 


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





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Client's Choice 2014
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Palmer Law
The Greenhouse, Suite 110
5301 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL, 33487


4.9 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by Julie | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exquisite Services Rendered
Adam gladly helped me with my case. He used intelligent deducing, research and lastly a personal knack to resolve my case successfully. Although pensive, he is effective in keeping his client in the know to the very minute detail and has your best interest at heart. He is solid in strategy and personable to the end. I hold every confidence in him and his abilities to litigate, arbitrate, and mediate, any legal matters you may need resolved. Extremely thorough, no stone goes unturned and his "out of the box" thinking is to his and your advantage! He is absolutely, without a doubt, exquisite as an attorney and looks out for you as a person, a human being, yet he makes you feel that level of support and help, beyond the scope of your case. Truly Exquisite!!
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Posted by Mauricio | August 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent professional and human beibg
Not only Mr Palmer is a very knowledgeable professional but also a great human being and I am proud to call him a friend. He worked for me in a case against one of the largest financial companies in the world with great results in my favor
Posted by Gabrielle | November 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Adam has an excellent and professional attitude!
Adam was very helpful and kind. He listened to my concerns about my issue, and gave me a free consultation over the phone. I would highly recommend his services!
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An attorney who is smart and cares!
I am a business owner and needed an attorney to defend against an unjustified claim against me. I contacted Mr. Palmer and within a matter of a few weeks he was able to favorably settle and resolve the entire situation. Thankfully there are still honest professionals like Mr. Palmer who can quickly resolve difficult claims and help clients avoid exposure to unnecessary costs and attorneys’ fees. In addition to being very smart and capable, Mr. Palmer is able grasp complex situations quickly and provide much needed legal perspective. He recommended the best course of action which helped me to avoid wasting time and money. I would highly recommend Mr. Palmer and trust him with my most important legal matters.
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Posted by Jeremy | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definite recommendation
Adam was referred to me for a matter in which he handled successfully. Adam took the time to understand my case, and the complexity of the matter and circumstances involved in my situation. His attention to details allowed for his thorough presentation and arguments to a extremely positive and successful results. I would strongly recommend Adam.
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Posted by Iris Ethington | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Adam Palmer is by far the most amazing professional I have met in my 20 years in business. I operate a one person executive search firm. After 19 years with a smooth flowing business, I had a mishap (breach of contract) that required the assistance of an attorney. After a horrible experience with a previous attorney I had hired and then fired shortly thereafter, I was fortunate to experience the help and support of Adam Palmer. His strong work ethic was a pleasure to witness. He listened, he researched my case thoroughly, returned all my calls, and kept me updated throughout the case. I truly felt I had made the right decision in selecting him. My case was successfully concluded and I was extremely satisfied with the fair fees Adam invoiced. Although the breach of contract situation was a stressful time for me, Adam and his assistant, Angie Smith, were excellent at calming me and truly caring about me personally and what was going on with my case. I highly recommend this team and continue to reach out to them when I need help. Thank you Adam and Angie!
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Posted by Mike | July 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Consultative Advice
I was involved in lawsuit and was a novice at this since it was my first experience. I was referred to Adam by my corporate lawyer and he came highly recommended. The lawsuit involved some complex issues and he was incredibly insightful on several fronts. He provided excellent advice and guided me along the way with integrity, always sticking to the facts and never wavering from the truth. It was refreshing to know that our legal system is defended by someone of this caliber. I couldn't recommend him higher. Absolute class act.
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Posted by Ian | May 13, 2015
Great Lawyer and Even Better Guy
Have used Adam on a number of cases over the years and know him personally as well (friend of a friend). Adam is pragmatic above all else. If a case requires litigation he will litigate. If a settlement makes more sense for a client he will craft one. He always looks to maximize the outcome for the client NOT his billable hours.
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Posted by Jim | February 11, 2015
Highly competent and deeply caring
Adam is a highly competent lawyer... smart, tenacious, and well-prepared. He handled my case with grace and élan. Adam is also stands out as a generous and thoughtful human being who is credible, reliable, and trustworthy.
Posted by Sheri | November 18, 2014
Excellent Service
As President of the Board for a non-profit entity, I worked with Mr. Palmer on several projects. I was impressed with his professionalism and his communication skills -- always made things clear, understandable, and explaining all sides of the issues. He gave us excellent advice, and guided us through some complex decisions. Also, he was surprisingly responsive -- always returning e-mails and calls in a timely manner. He gives lawyers a good name, and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Alyona | September 24, 2014
intelligent, articulate, creative
I initially came to know Adam Palmer when he represented an opposing party in a contract matter. I was impressed enough to contact him approximately two years later to represent my organization in connection with a commercial contract matter that was quickly escalating into a problem. I found Adam to be firm but reasonable in his approach. More importantly, he was able to find an incredibly creative way to resolve our legal issues and avoid protracted litigation. In short, he was able to find a prompt and efficient legal solution that was not readily apparent. Through his involvement, we were able to achieve a favorable result much sooner than anticipated. Having been on both sides of Adam's counsel, I have found him to be intelligent, articulate, creative and focused. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Richard | May 30, 2014
Adam Palmer - Attorney for "Everyman"
Adam has skillfully handled a variety of issues for our firm and for me, personally. Areas of representation spanned litigation defense of spurilous claims, Landlord/tenant disputes, contract law, document review, real estate matters, and others. His performance has been very satisfactory and he is diligent to offer practical advice for settling matters as quickly as possible and at the best economic consideration. He is personable and professional, and always comports as a gentleman (Even though a lawyer!) .
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Posted by Scott | May 30, 2014
Outstanding Representation
Mr. Palmer has represented us on a number of issues over the 20 years we have worked with him. Keeping someone on your team that long, speaks volumes in itself. We would without reservation, highly recommend Mr. Palmer. Fairness, honesty, and integrity are integral parts of his character. He has outstanding communication skills which have favorably resolved issues for us whenever possible, which is good business.
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Posted by Eric | May 30, 2014
Very Helpful Attorney Would Recommend Without Question
I've had numerous positive experiences with Adam Palmer over the years. He has helped me tremendously with various legal issues and has always provided me with excellent advice, strategy and action. In cases where he was not primarily focused he's always referred me to very competent attorneys. Both in business matters and personal property situations Adam has always delivered. His reputation is well known as a prominent attorney in south Florida.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2014
Thank you for your help.
I contacted Adam in desperation seeking guidance and help, and received that and so much more. I was always given detailed explanations and discussion of options & consequences every step of the way. I was acknowledged, understood and met with limitless patience. The combination of knowledge and guidance I was given gave me hope, reassurance and, finally, resolution. Thank you, Adam. You are simply the best.
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Posted by Charles | September 11, 2013
Perseverance, Knowledge, Integrity and Compassion...Equals The Right Attorney
I was referred to Adam Palmer over 10 years ago by a local attorney. The first case I retained him for was a civil matter which he prevailed in short order. I was impressed by his hands on approach and his perseverance. Not only was he available for my numerous questions, he acted swiftly and met my expectations. Some years later, I hired Adam to pursue a property insurance claim due to Hurricane Wilma. Needless to say, the homeowners insurance company was unwilling to settle at a reasonable amount. The process turned out to be laborious with countless depositions and volumes of paperwork forwarded to the Insurance company's counsel. 14 months into the suit, I fell gravely ill. I was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. The prognosis was grim with the doctors giving me little hope of survival after 3 months. Needless to say, my life was shattered. I called Adam to tell him the news, and he acted exactly the way I thought he might. He was extremely emotional and told me that his first priority was to expedite the case and seek maximum compensation. The suit was settled favorably 3 weeks later. It is rare to find such compassion, particularly when it comes from someone outside your circle of friends and family. I told Adam that I would never forget what he accomplished for us. I am proud to say that Adam has become one of my closest friends. I can you ever thank someone enough for stepping outside a client/attorney relationship and going the extra mile? I am proud to say that I have referred many of my friends and business partners to Adam over the years and he continues to exceed their expectations. But then again...I am not surprised. I am happy to say I am cancer free for over 5 years now, and am constantly reminded of Adam's heroic efforts when I needed him most Charles
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Posted by D.R. | September 11, 2013
Professional and Reliable.
Finding a good lawyer can be a daunting task. Finding a lawyer that has compassion and is trustworthy is worth taking note of - hence my review here, today. I had a personal matter with my estranged husband. I do not wish to disclose the details, but I can say that once Adam took over, my mind was at ease and my heart at peace. Thank you, Adam, for all that you have done for myself and my children.
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Posted by Heidi | June 6, 2012
Adam Palmer is a great attorney
I met Adam thru a mutal friend and had him handle a case for my family and business that had been dragging on for nearly 3 years. I was extremely frustrated with our prior firm and attorney as it seemed our case was going no where fast. Adam took over our case and resolved a three year old case in less than 90 days for a reasonable amount of money. I wish we had found him earlier as no doubt we would have saved nearly $100K in prior attorneys fees.
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Posted by Steven | February 23, 2012
Highly recommend
I have known Adam Palmer personally and professionally for over 30 years. He has always been professional, responsive and trustworthy. Adam has extensive knowledge of law and uses his skills to gain the best outcome for his clients. He has my highest recommendation.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2014
Mishandling of Investor Fraud Case
I retained the services of Atty. Palmer during August, 2010 to November, 2011 to assist me in recovering from a major case of financial fraud which has severely damaged my retirement. During this time Atty. Palmer failed to represent my best interests and forced me as client to absorb various legal expenses which could have been minimized or otherwise avoided. During this period Atty. Palmer negotiated and charged me dearly for an agreement with a financial fraudster that has ended up being totally useless and invalid. All of this work and waste of time cost me over $30,000 in legal and unnecessary arbitration registration expenses whereas, had Atty. Palmer dispensed honest and ethical advice in the first place, I should have been immediately directed to engage a bankruptcy lawyer in the appropriate jurisdiction, and properly assisted by him in learning about the requirements of fending for myself in the bankruptcy area. Meanwhile, throughout Atty. Palmer showed negligible interest in my case and was unsuccessful in dealing with the opponent on my behalf. In fact, he seemed to lack the experience needed to deal forcefully with the person who had defrauded me. At the end of my legal involvement with him, Atty. Palmer belatedly and disgracefully stated that "he had regretted taking my case in the first place", which I view as an insult to a client he had already thoroughly "milked". So it has been one of the worst legal experiences of my entire life.
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Response from Adam Palmer May 13, 2015
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. Your comments do not sound familiar or accurate. We strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Palmer Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • "Of Counsel"
  • Schoeppl & Burke
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Partner and "Of Counsel"
  • Baritz Colman
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Elk, Bankier, Palmer & Christu
  • 1994 - 2000
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Carlton Fields Ward Emmanuel Smith & Cutler
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mandler & Silver, PA
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hall, Poller & O'Brien, PA
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate / Law
  • 1987
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Seven Figure Confidential Settlement
  • Confidential seven-figure settlement obtained prior to commencement of claim
  • Successful Dismissal of FINRA Securities Arbitration on Jurisdictional Grounds
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of all claims
  • Successful Dismissal of FINRA Securities Arbitration on Jurisdictional Grounds
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of all claims
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  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Boca Raton
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 1% of Attorneys in America
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2017
  • LIfetime Membership / Charter Member
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Membership
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Lifetime Membership
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • President's Pro Bono Service Award
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2001
  • Real Property Law Award
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Significant Differences Between the Attorney-Client Privilege and an Attorney's Obligation of Confidentiality
  • 2023
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Preparing Bullet-Proof Noncompete Agreements that Will Hold Up at Trial
  • 2022
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • An Overview of the FINRA Arbitration Process
  • 2016
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Presenting Bullet-Proof Damages in a Securities Litigation Case
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
Endorse Adam
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Palmer is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is exceptionally prepared and skilled in the courtroom."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Palmer is one of the most experienced, professional, and ethical attorneys I know."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Adam for several years and frequently consult with him on litigation matters for my corporate clients. I always value his advice."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Palmer is extremely competent attorney in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate law and is a zealous advocate for his client’s rights and interests."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure to know and work with Adam Palmer on a number of cases over the last 12 years. I find his work to be of the highest level and his practical and commen sense approach to be of great benefit to the clients that I have recommended to him. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Adam and if I had a need for a litigation attorney I would not hesitate to hire Adam to do that work for me."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adam Palmer is an excellent litigator with the utmost attention to detail. A client will not lose with Adam. Adam is also a gentleman and a great person. Adam has substantial experience litigating and is able to review complex matters, arrive at a plan of action that makes business sense and then after coordinating with the client Adam executes on the plan. Adam is also an excellent negotiator and really understands how to effectively use litigation to achieve a great business and financial result. I have worked with Adam on many cases over the past twelve years and have seen him in action. I am a corporate and real estate transactional attorney and sometimes I need to work with a litigator who will achieve a positive result that will benefit my clients' businesses."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is an incredibly responsive, creative and intelligent lawyer and human being. I endorse him highly."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam Palmer is a highly skilled and talented litigator. He takes the time to counsel his clients on the best and most efficient way to produce the desired results. I would HIGHLY recommend attorney Palmer for all litigation and arbitration matters."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Adam Palmer for many years and I have had opportunities to work with him professionally as well as interact with him socially. Furthermore, I have had the opportunity to refer several clients to Adam and know other clients who he has represented. Adam has a strong command of his area of practice and is extremely capable, professional and responsive. I recommend Adam without hesitation."
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