Mr. Adams was born in middle Tennessee and raised in Knoxville, where he graduated from
Central High School in 1982. Go Bobcats!
Mr. Adams enrolled at the University of Alabama in the fall of 1982 where he was a proud member of the prestigious Alpha Beta Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order. He graduated from the University of Alabama in December 1987 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration on the main campus in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Roll Tide!
In 1989, Mr. Adams enrolled in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee. He was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor in Spring of 1992. Mr. Adams became a member of the Florida Bar in the fall of 1992 when he began his career with the renowned Coral Gables Law Firm of High, Stack, Lazenby, Palahach, Goldsmith and del Amo. After two years in Miami, Mr. Adams moved to Tampa where he has lived and practiced continuously since 1995. After working briefly for the late, great, Richard Mulholland,
Mr. Adams opened his own firm in Tampa in 1997. For 20 years the Law Office of James Adams, P.A. has represented clients in Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Polk County, Hernando County, Citrus County, Marion County, Levy County, Lake County, Manatee County, Charlotte County, Sarasota County, Lee County, Collier County, Dade County, Broward County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, Brevard County, Orange County, St. Lucie County, virtually anywhere a client has had a need that could be filled by Attorney James Adams.
Mr. Adams has represented victims of negligence since the very first day he became eligible to practice law in the State of Florida. A few short years into his career he began to take on criminal defense work and workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Adams has jury trial experience in both civil and criminal cases and also regularly appears before the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims.
If you have been injured through the negligence of another, hurt at work, or if you have been arrested, Mr. Adams has very likely taken a case like yours from sign up to its final conclusion, including trial. Over 25 years as a trial attorney in the State of Florida.