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Adam Leo Bantner II

About me

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)


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    10 years
  3. Juvenile: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • David Benjamin Hoffman

    Adam Bantner is a fearless litigator who puts his clients' best interest at the forefront of his strategy. Mr. Bantner is extraordinarily diligent, keeping himself abreast of changes in the statutes that could affect his clients' rights, in addition a thriving practice that makes him a courthouse regular and friendly face to the judges. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer.


    David Hoffman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brice L Aikens

    I endorse Adam not only as a great trial lawyer but as a great person. I have known Adam more than a decade and have seen him grow as an attorney. Adam is is one of the true professionals in the legal field.


    Brice Aikens Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

The Bantner Firm

1228 E. 7th Ave.
Suite 200
Tampa, FL, 33605


FLMember in Good Standing200606/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certification in Criminal Trial LawFlorida Bar Association2016
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016Super Lawyers2016
HCBA Leadership InstituteHillsborough County Bar Association2015
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015Super Lawyers2015
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014Super Lawyers2014
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013Super Lawyers2013
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012Super Lawyers2012
Leadership Brandon 2011Brandon Chamber of Commerce2010
Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal FraternityFSU Chapter of Phi Delta Phi2005
Dean's ListFSU College of Law2004
Book Award Contracts I (Highest grade in class)FSU Law School2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBrandon Legal Group2014 - Present
PresidentAdam L. Bantner, P.A.2011 - 2013
AssociateCohen & Depaul, P.A.2009 - 2011
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Tiger Bay ClubPresident2015 - Present
Herbert G. Goldburg-Ronald K. Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
Greater Brandon Chamber of CommerceBoard Member2013 - Present
Hillsborough Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2012 - Present
Brandon Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Tiger Bay of TampaVice President2013 - 2014
Greater Brandon Chamber of CommerceCo-Chair of Government Economic and Advisory Council2011 - 2016
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Florida Southern CollegeCommunicationsOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Father's Day Bar-B-QQuestion and Answer Session2011
F.A.L.L.S.Question and Answer Session2009