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Frankie J. Adamo

Litigation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   7 reviews

About Frankie

Learn Frankie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Civil defense or plaintiff's attorney. I handle most issues, especially contract disputes, property disputes, tax, landlord/tenant issues (e.g. evictions), and insurance claims.

    13 years, 100 cases

  2. Appeals
    The firm provides appellate representation for any civil action in Arizona or Florida. The firm also provides representation in federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

    11 years, 10 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 only.

    13 years, 4 cases

  4. General practice
    Advise clients on their rights and remedies surrounding almost any legal issue. For example, legal advice on fraud, contracts, property rights, probate, and myriad other legal subjects.

    16 years, 200 cases

  5. Landlord or tenant
    Evictions and disputes.

    13 years, 75 cases

  6. Social Security & Disability
    Denial of disability claims, overpayments, disability claim appeals. No retirement benefits.

    12 years, 200 cases

Frankie Adamo's practice focuses on civil trial practice and criminal defense with concentrations in the areas of contract disputes, felonies/misdemeanors, DUI/DWI, real property transactions and disputes, landlord/tenant issues, judgment collections, taxation, and Social Security disability.

In 2004, Mr. Adamo attended Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando where he graduated cum laude. At law school, Mr. Adamo assumed leadership roles such as Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for which he received many awards including Volunteer of the Year. As director of the program, Mr Adamo managed and supervised all aspects of the it including training, volunteers, and operations.

After law school, Frankie began his legal career by helping individuals resolve issues with the IRS as well as helping people accused of committing  minor crimes and criminal traffic offenses.

Frankie’s experience in tax is multifaceted and extensive. He has owned and operated a successful tax preparation business since 1995: New-Wave Services. As an attorney, Mr. Adamo represents clients before the IRS and US Tax Court in negotiations, collection due process hearings, and appeals.

Mr. Adamo represents clients who have been accused of committing crimes or criminal traffic violations such as DUI. In Florida, Mr. Adamo defended clients at the public defender’s office in Seminole County, Florida. He is adept in the area of criminal defense and provides zealous representation.

Mr. Adamo has owned and managed several multi-unit rental properties since 1993 in Florida and Arizona. Frankie offers his landlord/tenant and real estate clients the special benefit of having experienced first-hand many of their issues such as tenant eviction, contractors, insurance issues, property tax, government, tax preparation, planning, property management, foreclosures, real estate acquisition, and much more.

As a business owner, Mr. Adamo helps new and existing business owners plan and incorporate. Mr. Adamo is the owner of several businesses and is able to provide the insight and advise new and existing business owners need to efficiently operate a successful and profitable business.

Frankie is admitted to the state bars of Arizona and Florida and is a retired member of the DC bar in Washington, DC. Mr. Adamo is admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona and the US Tax Court.

Frankie is a member of the Solo Practitioners Section with the State Bar of Arizona. He is also chariman of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee at the State Bar of Arizona where he reviews rule modification requests and analyzes potential unauthorized practice activities. The committee drafts recommendations and/or opinions, which they submit to the Supreme Court of Arizona for review and decision. Mr. Adamo recently was part of a subcommittee that was tasked with analyzing a rule change to the in-house counsel section of the Supreme Court Rules of Court.

Mr. Adamo is the principal owner of the Law Office of Frank Adamo. Frankie is also Chief Executive Manager of Mumford Realty Investments, LLC. Mumford is a real estate investment Limited Liability Company that invests in residential and commercial real estate, engages in property management, and provides owner-financing to prospective buyers. Mumford is currently seeking investors.

Mr. Adamo is an advocate of service to the community. Frankie volunteers extensively by providing free legal and tax assistance through programs such as the Volunteer Lawyers Program sponsored by Community Legal Service of Arizona. He also provides volunteer services to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the Modest Means Program, Will for Heroes, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the City of Phoenix.

Before becoming an attorney, Frankie worked in the technology field as a computer programmer/analyst and software trainer. As a programmer/analyst, Mr. Adamo has extensive business application experience in the areas of banking, credit card, manufacturing, government, and billing. Further, Mr. Adamo has copious knowledge of computer software and network operations. In addition, Mr. Adamo is highly skilled in computer architecture and design. As a software trainer, Frankie utilized his excellent communication skills and charming personality to transfer the complexities of software operation to a simple and understandable form.

Licensed for 14 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/18/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Frankie

Frankie J. Adamo
P.O. Box 32656
Phoenix, AZ, 85064


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine Caring Attorney
Mr. Adamo represented my interests in a Superior Court Civil Case. Mr. Adamo has an extensive background in Civil Trial Practice. He provided me with adept and zealous representation and honest opinions of the outcome of the Case.
Posted by Mario | April 25, 2018
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Dr Mario Duque
Mr. Adamo helped with a case that was brought against me by State Farm. I was living in NY at the time and he helped me successfully even though I was in a different state. He was thorough and and incredibly informative.
Posted by Jacob | April 25, 2018
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Conscientious Lawyer
As an Illinois lawyer, I engaged Mr. Adamo to assist my Illinois clients in the preparation of an Arizona deed as part of their estate plan. Mr. Adamo knew the right questions to ask and handled the matter efficiently and in a cost-effective manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Adamo for similar services.
Posted by Melissa | April 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience! Honest and caring man!
Frankie Adamo, is one of the most honest lawyers you will ever find in the state of Arizona or the entire country at that. He actually cares about his clients unlike other lawyers which just care about being paid. He is definitely a lawyer that I would recommend 100% and hire if needed again. Our case was a long and exhausting one, yet he never got tired of fighting and trying to protect my rights. He is a very good person at heart and I am very thankful for everything he has done to help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
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Great outcome
Frankie did an excellent job in helping my achieve a desirable outcome in my case. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and responsive to all of my questions. Highly recommend Frankie for your legal needs.
Posted by Andrew | May 26, 2013
Tenant reviews service/ care by Mr. Adamo
Mr. Adamo is a thorough and engaging attorney with the unique perspective of being a landlord and a tenant rights attorney. We realized quite effective results in several disputes with our landlord while maintaining respectful relations with our landlord despite the results not favoring our landlord's point of view of the dispute... In fact, our landlord conveyed the message to thank our attorney Camus wrote, "It's all a matter of style."...I would add, and competence, a sense of humor, and diligence to the detail(s) of the law.
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Posted by Michael | March 29, 2013
The right attorney to get the job done
I interviewed more than 10 other attorneys before I hired Mr. Adamo. Attorney Frankie Adamo matched the type of counsel I required. One that would not stop thinking about how best to represent myself and my interests in the case before him. From the emails and the discussions we had prior to the trial itself, and then of course the eventual verdict found in my favor, Frankie Adamo proved to me that I hired the right litigator for the task at hand. For me it has always been essential to find the right person for the right job. The positive outcome from my case here that Frankie Adamo represented me on, just reenforces that belief.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 114-315 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Frank Adamo
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Fendon Law Firm, PC (Formerly Don A. Fendon, PC)
  • 2011 - 2012


  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Central Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994


  • State Bar of Arizona Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank Adamo is a very capable and conscientious attorney. As a fellow attorney in the community, I have had the pleasure of working with him on a few occasions. I even consulted with him one time on a personal matter and appreciated his time and valuable input. I would highly recommend Frank Adamo. He has a wide breadth of knowledge and cares about his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been on a state bar committee with Frankie for years. He is very analytical and professional and always has the best interest of the community we serve in mind.."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frankie is an experienced lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. His dedication to the law and his clients is impressive."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Adamo is skilled and resourceful in his research to obtaining legal authority in which to advance his clients claim. He is an exceptional legal professional."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adamo is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Mr. Adamo. He consistently offers sound advice and counsel and displays a great understanding of the law. It is clear that he is knowledgeable in his work and dedicates himself to his clients."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank and I have been a long time friends and fellow attorneys starting from law school to practitioners of law. He has always been an advocate. I watch him dedicate countless efforts to those in need for IRS and taxations issues in Law School. He continued this zeal through the public defenders office and continues to be his client's best advocate to this day. Anyone with Frank on their side is in good hands."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frankie. I have called on him many times to discuss legal issues and he is always thorough and guided to a client's best interests. I have referred many potential clients to Frankie and he has always treated them professionally given them excellent competent advice. I will continue to refer clients to him in his areas of expertise whenever I can."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Adamo is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal professsion. If I ever needed a criminal defense attorney in his area, he is the one I would call first and I advise my clients to call him first."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frankie is hugely knowledgable and detail-oriented, and has strong passion for helping people. He's not only a good lawyer, but a genuinely good person. I would trust referring clients to him, and I do endorse him."
Tax Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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