Laurie J. Adams

Equity Partner, Executive Board Member


Laurie Adams, maintains a complex trial practice specializing in bad faith and claims administration defense, and complex personal injury and coverage matters. She is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, and typically tries 3-5 cases per year in various jurisdictions throughout Florida.

Laurie is a frequent speaker on topics related to her areas of practice. She is President Elect of the American Board of Trial Advocates of Palm Beach County (ABOTA), and is on the Bad Faith Committee of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1994)
    cum laude
    Law Review: University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review, Editor; Moot Court Finalist 1st Year Competition;1992-1994 Listed in Who's Who of American Law Students
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (B.A., 1991)
    With Honors
    Women's Studies Certification
  • George Washington University, Washington D.C. (Legal Assistant Certification, 1985)


  • State of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Palm Beach Chapter,
    President (2016); Vice President (2014 - 2015); Board Member, Treasurer - Elect (2013-2014); Executive Committee Member (2013)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Bad Faith Committee
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Health Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

 Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Selected as "Best Lawyers" in America, Personal Injury Protection, Best Lawyers Magazine (2017)
  • "Top Lawyer", South Florida Legal Guide (2011 - 2017)
  • "Best Lawyers" in America, Best Lawyers Magazine (2014 - 2016)
  • "Florida Legal Elite", Florida Trend Magazine (2010 – 2011, 2015)
  • South Florida Women Extraordinaire Award (2011)
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell 
  • A.M. Best's Recommended Insurance Attorney


  • Phi Kappa Phi, Honors Society
  • Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society
  • Phi Delta Phi, International Legal Fraternity
  • Florida Legal Elite 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Bad Faith Prevention: How to Tackle Multiple Claimant Scenarios and Other Claims Handling Issues" GEICO, 2016
  • "Duty to Defend and When You Could (But Should You) Withdraw A Defense", FCCI, 2015
  • “Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", GEICO, 2015
  • “Medicare Liens, Set Asides and Notice of Provisions" and "Bad Faith", Star & Shield, 2015
  • "Defending and Defeating Punitive Damages in Extra Contractual Litigation", CLM Insurance Bad Faith and Coverage Conference, 2014
  • "Avoiding Bad Faith Pitfalls", North American Risk Services, 2014 
  • "Confessions of Judgment", Allstate ECL Summit, 2014 
  • "Negotiating Small Limits, Trying Cases with an Excess Verdict, Mild Brian Traumatic Brain Injury, Ethics, Alcohol, Cell phones & the Law, Fraudulent Claims - Staged Accidents/Medical Coding " GEICO, 2014
  • “Bad Faith Hot Topics 2014”, Windhaven, 2014
  • "Bad Faith - First Party Claims" FCCI, 2014
  • "Responsibilities and Requirements on Becoming a Trial Lawyer", ABOTA, Palm Beach Chapter, Palm Beach Lakes High School, Law Day, 2013
  • "Can Women Have it All, Yet?", CLM National Women's Leadership Forum, 2012
  • "First Party Claims Handling and Bad Faith Issues", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Seminar, 2012
  • "First Party Claims Handling", GEICO, 2011
  • "Bad Faith/Excess Verdict", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Bad Faith: Top Ten Pitfalls to Avoid in Florida", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2009
  • "Recent Florida Jury Verdicts: What Are Cases Really Worth?" Kubicki Draper Claims Management Seminar, 2008
  • "If You Build It, They Will Come: How to Use the New Safe Harbor Provision to Avoid Bad Faith in Medical Malpractice Claims" and "Bad Faith Case Law Update", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Experience



Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

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One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

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