Attorney Profile

Adoption & Family Law Attorney in Tampa Bay

Adam B. Cordover is an internationally-known collaborative attorney who deeply believes that family disputes should be resolved respectfully in private conference rooms rather than adversarially through the public courtroom.  Adam 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.


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.

While receiving his Master's degree, Adam had the opportunity to study under and work closely with ambassadors and diplomats from war-torn regions around the world.  Adam had the opportunity to travel and research dispute resolution techniques as applied to seemingly intractable conflicts.  He thus has a unique perspective on using conflict resolution techniques from the realm of international relations to the area of domestic relations and family law.

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.


October 2014 - Graduate, Inaugural Class of the Leadership Academy of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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


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


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, Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and Family Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Speaking Engagements

May 2015 - The Collaborative Mutliverse: Is there Really only ONE set of Rules?
Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida - Orlando, FL

March 2015 - Collaborative Practice and Status Update of Florida Same-Sex Marriage
12th Judicial Circuit Chapter of Next Generation Divorce - Sarasota, FL

February 2015 - Deepening Your Collaborative Knowledge Through Blogging
Next Generation Divorce Woody Mosten Training - Tampa, FL

February 2015 - What You And Your Practice Group Can Do to Help More Clients Via The Collaborative Divorce Process
South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group - Boca Raton, FL

October 2014 - How Practice Groups Create Successful Collaborators
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals - Vancouver, B.C., Canada

October 2014 - Recognizing and Managing the Challenging Client
Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Tampa, FL 

August 2014 - Collaborative Practice and LGBT Relationships
Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida - Winter Park, FL

August 2014 - Gaining Collaborative Experience While Giving Back Through Pro Bono Work
Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida Second Annual Conference - Orlando, FL

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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