1522 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL  32204
Telephone:  904.256.4112
1522 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Adam Gillespie Adams, III


Adam Gillespie “Lep” Adams, III founded AG Adams Law, P.A., and provides leadership over all practice areas. Mr. Adams is Board Certified in construction law by the Florida Bar, a recognition reserved for attorneys with the highest level of specialized skills, proficiency, professionalism and ethics as determined by the Florida Bar. In addition, he has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, recognized as having the highest level of professionalism and skills

Mr. Adams practice is concentrated on complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on contract, construction and real estate disputes. Mr. Adams brings more than 30 years of experience representing and advising construction industry clients in all manner of projects, including oceanfront condominiums, hotels, government buildings and other commercial and multi-family residential developments. In addition to litigation, Mr. Adams devotes much of his practice to risk analysis and mitigation for clients, drafting and negotiating contracts to anticipate problems and minimize clients’ future exposure on projects.

Prior to founding AG Adams Law, Mr. Adams was a partner at Foley and Lardner, LLP, and a shareholder at Rogers Towers, P.A. Mr. Adams is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© list and the Florida Super Lawyers® lists for his work in construction law, and he was named Jacksonville’s Construction Lawyer of the Year in 2014. He has been recognized by the Legal 500 and he has been named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite™ for multiple years.

Mr. Adams resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife, Katie. Mr. Adams resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife, Kate and enjoys spending time with his two grandsons.


Court Admissions:

  • All Florida State Courts
  • US District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida



  • Board Certified in construction law by the Florida Bar
  • Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martin-Dale Hubbell (highest level of professional excellence and professionalism)
  • Best Lawyers in America©, construction law (2006 – 2016)
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (2006 – 2016) (peer review recognition for top 5% of attorneys)
  • Jacksonville’s Construction Lawyers of the Year (2014)
  • Legal 500, construction law (2012)
  • Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite™ (2008, 2010, 2012)

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Industry and Torts Insurance Practice Section
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association


Professional Affiliations and Leadership:

  • The Florida Bar, Board of Governors (1996 – 1998)
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Past President and member (1993 – 1998)
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, Co-chair (1998 – 2004)
  • The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service Committee, Past Chair and member (1997 – 2004)
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Past Chair (1992 – 1995; 2001 – 2004)
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association, Board of Governors (1998 – 2001)
  • Barrister of the Chester Beddell Inn or Court
  • Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Member (1996 – 2000)


Thought Leadership:

  • Co-author, “Chapter 6 Rights and Liabilities of Subcontractors and Suppliers,” Florida Construction Law and Practice (5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Editions), published by the Florida Bar
  • Lecturer on real property and related topics, including real property title disputes, construction lien and bond claims, payment disputes and contract termination and changes
  • Construction Super Conference Presenter


  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D. (1983)
  • The University of Florida, B.A. (1980)