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Adoption & Family Law Attorney in Tampa Bay

Adam B. Cordover is an attorney who practices in family and adoption law, including divorce, collaborative divorce, military divorce, uncontested divorce, stepparent adoption, LGBT adoption, close relative adoption, non-relative adoption, paternity, child support, modification, enforcement, support unconnected with divorce, relocation, and name change.  

Adam is licensed to practice law in all state courts of Florida and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Work Experience

Adam began his legal career in a local dynamic firm where he practiced in business disputes and family law.  Adam had the opportunity to  work for a managing shareholder who had cut his teeth in some of the most prestigious national and international firms. Through this experience, Adam was instilled with the importance of preparation, client relations, attention to detail, professionalism, and good old-fashioned hard work.

While in law school, Adam worked as a student investigator at the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.  
Among other responsibilities, he investigated and researched numerous categories of illegal transactions involving employer-funded health and welfare benefits plans.  Adam was recognized for his leadership of a region-wide effort to determine compliance with federal health benefits laws.

Adam brings these experiences and investigative skills to The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.  He works diligently to ensure that the interests of his clients are protected in all family law matters.

Education

Adam graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations.  Adam was a leader in the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Student Government Cabinet for Student Advocacy, and Jewish Student Union.

Adam received his Juris Doctor degree from the American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., ranked consistently by  U.S. News and World Report as a top tier law school.  At the same time, Adam received a Masters in International Affairs from the American University's School of International Service.

Service to the Community

Adam's commitment to giving back to the community began at an early age.  As a youth, Adam volunteered at a local feed the homeless program.  He also served as a leader in Camp Jenny, a program designed to give underprivileged youth an opportunity to spend a week in Georgia, where participants engaged in summer camp activities including kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and arts and crafts.  At the University of Florida, Adam was a fundraiser for Stop! Children's Cancer.  In Washington, Adam promoted the 9/11 Unity Walk, a gathering to commemorate the tragedies of 2001 and build trust and encourage dialogue between members of different faith communities.

Since Adam returned to Florida, he has taken pride in serving the Tampa Bay community.  Adam serves as a pro bono collaborative attorney through a joint project of Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program, the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section.  Adam has volunteered for Are You Safe, Inc., an organization that provides crucial services to victims of domestic violence. Adam is a regular volunteer at Bay Area Legal Services ("BALS"), helps indigent, unrepresented litigants complete family law forms through the BALS Family Forms Clinic.  Additionally, he has donated his time to Faith Cafe's feed the homeless program, Mayor Iorio's Hillsborough River and Waterways Clean up, and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital through the Hillsborough County Bar Association Community Service Committee.  Moreover, Adam has served as a Guardian Ad Litem through Voices for Children.

Recognition

February 2014 - Recognized for Exceptional Pro Bono Service in 2013 - Supreme Court of Florida - Tampa, FL

September 2013 - Volunteer Lawyer of the Year - Are You Safe, Inc. - Tampa, FL

Interviews

Adam has been interviewed on the topic of Collaborative Divorce by NBC, Fox 13, ABC Action News, Bay News 9, Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Business Journal, The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine, and Spirit FM 90.5.

Affiliations

Adam serves as President of Next Generation Divorce (formerly known as the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay), Research Co-Chair of the Florida Collaborative Family Law Council, and Judicial Outreach Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Collaborative Law Section.  Additionally, Adam is a proud member of the Florida Adoption Council, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Speaking Engagements

May 2014 - Collaborative Family Law - A Better Divorce
Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library Ask-A-Lawyer Series - Carrollwood, FL

May 2014 - Update on Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case
Fox 13 - Tampa, FL

May 2014 - Resources for Collaborative Professionals in Sarasota & Manatee Counties
12th Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Law Training - Sarasota, FL

March 2014 - Collaborative Divorce and Christian Family Values
Legally Speaking on Spirit FM 90.5 - Tampa, FL

March 2014 - Same Sex Divorce and the Collaborative Family Law Process
ABC Action News - Tampa, FL

March 2014 - Building A Volcano - An Explosive Exercise In Organizational Conflict
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Leadership Academy - Manhattan Beach, CA

February 2014 - Responding to Criticisms of Collaborative Family Law Practice
Next Generation Divorce - Tampa, FL

February 2014 - Collaborative Family Law: The Future of Divorce is Now in Sarasota and Manatee Counties
12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce - Sarasota, FL

January 2014 - Collaborative Divorce in Pinellas County: The Future of Divorce Is Here
St. Petersburg Bar Association & Clearwater Bar Associations Family Law Review - St. Petersburg, FL

January 2014 - Collaborative Family Law: Offering A Healthier Alternative for Divorce
Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association - Tampa, FL

November 2013 - Talking with...A Collaboratively Divorced Couple
The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine - Chicago, IL

October 2013 - Collaborative Divorce: Keeping the Focus on Children, Family, and the Community
Stephen Ministry - Saint Petersburg, FL

October 2013 - Collaborative Divorce: Offering A Healthier Alternative to Children and Grandchildren
First United Methodist Church Counselors - Saint Petersburg, FL

October 2013 - Ask A Lawyer: Collaborative Family Law
Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL

September 2013 - In-Depth: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay
Bay News 9 - St. Petersburg, FL

August 2013 - The Basics of Pro Bono Collaborative Family Law Practice
Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program - Tampa, FL

June 2013 - Collaborative Divorce:  Educating First Responders
Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL

May 2013 - Collaborative Family Law:  Offering a Healthier Alternative to Tampa Bay's Families
Tampa Bay Association of Marriage and Family Therapy - Tampa, FL

April 2013 - My Experience with Bay Area Legal Services
Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program Educational and Networking Event - Tampa, FL

March 2013 - Hillsborough County's Collaborative Family Practice Administrative Order
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Family Practice Training - Tampa, FL

November 2012 - The Essentials of Marketing Collaborative Family Law
Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay - Tampa, FL

October 2012 - Supportive Relationships and the Modification/Termination of Alimony
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court - Tampa, FL

May 2012 - On the Cutting Edge - Collaborative Divorce
Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section - Tampa, FL

October 2011 - Statutory Update on Spousal Support - What's The Deal With Lump Sum Alimony?
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court - Tampa, FL

January 2011 - The Newly Pled Game - Setting Aside Prenuptial, Postnuptial, and Marital Settlement Agreements
Tampa Bay Family Law Inn of Court - Tampa, FL


Tampa Bay Adoption and Family Law Consultation

To schedule a consultation or learn more about The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., call us at 813.443.0615 or fill out our contact form.

An Adoption and Collaborative Family Law Lawyer in Tampa Bay

Located in Downtown Tampa at the intersection of North Florida Avenue and East Madison Street, we practice throughout the Tampa Bay area, including in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Sarasota, and Manatee counties.


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