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Richard M. Adams, Esq.

Richard M. Adams, Esq., has been providing clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida with outstanding legal guidance and representation for over 19 years. As managing partner of the Law Office of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Adams focuses his law career on providing skilled legal representation for individuals accused of a wide array of crimes including assault and battery, child abuse, DUI, drug offenses, sex crimes, theft, and more. In addition, Mr. Adams represents victims of negligence who have suffered injuries in auto accidents, motorcycle and trucking accidents, premises liability and wrongful death due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Adams works vigorously on behalf of all clients of the firm; in personal injury cases, he will not allow insurance companies to take advantage of his clients. Always protecting his clients' legal rights, Mr. Adams provides aggressive representation in every aspect of your injury claim. In his position as managing partner, Mr. Adams oversees all staff members at the firm, which assures that all client concerns and questions are addressed in a timely and professional manner.

Beginning his career as a criminal attorney, Mr. Adams worked for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. He was in the courtroom on a daily basis handling a large amount of cases. He then accepted a position at a large insurance defense firm in downtown Orlando where he learned how insurance companies handle claims, what strategies they use to limit or deny claims, and most importantly, how insurance companies will likely deal with injured victims' cases. This experience allows Mr. Adams to effectively represent clients in personal injury cases, whether battling with the insurance companies or litigating inside the courtroom.

Lastly, Mr. Adams is grateful that his peers in the legal field have retained him to represent them in their own personal injury case.

Education

Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Thomas Cooley School of Law, Lansing, Michigan, 1997

Bachelor of Science in Business, Barry University , Miami , Florida, 1988
Member of the Barry University baseball team

Memberships

The Florida Bar
Member Since: 1997

Orange County Bar Association

Lake County Bar Association

Academy of Florida Trial Attorneys

Experience

Former Attorney for The Ninth Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida

Former Insurance Defense Attorney at Cameron, Marriot, Walsh and Hodges.

Client Reviews
★★★★★

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
★★★★★
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
★★★★★
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
★★★★★
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink
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