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     I am a board certified criminal trial attorney with over twenty-five years of experience. I only handle a few serious cases at a time so I can give my clients the benefit of my full attention.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    32 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew D Sandburg

    Adam is an excellent criminal trial attorney and the source of extensive knowledge on criminal appeals. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. When I have a criminal case that I need to work through a complicated issue, I often consult with Adam. I endorse this lawyer.


    Matthew Sandburg Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • L. Derek Byrd

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Adam for almost 20 years working several high profile cases with him, including two recent first degree murder cases. Adam is thorough, intelligent, and fearless.


    L. Byrd Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Tebrugge Legal

520 12th ST. W. #203
Bradenton, FL, 34205-7442


FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Humanitarian Civil Rights AwardSouthern Christian Leadership Conference Manatee/Sarasota Chapter2010
C.L. McKaig for outstanding service to the communitySarasota County Bar Association2010
Duisberg Annual Peace AwardSouthwest Coalition for Peace and Justice2009
Jim Slater Award for Professionalism Criminal LawJudges 12th Judicial Circuit2008
Freedom Award for Public ServiceSarasota Branch NAACP2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorStetson College Of Law2010 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defenders Office 12th Circuit1985 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawersMember2001 - Present
Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial AttorneyN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Florida v. Michael CordesCordes was found not guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
DefenderAre Felony Informations Unconstitutional Under the Grand Jury Clause?2011
Sarasota County Bar AssociationThe New Second Amendment2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
New College of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayDefending the Unpopular Client2011
Life Over DeathEthically Defending High Profile Cases2010