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Adam Hapner is a former federal prosecutor who represents municipalities, companies, and their employees in complex litigation in state and federal court. Prior to joining the firm, Adam served as a judicial law clerk in both the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal. Adam was also an editor of the Florida Law Review and has published multiple legal articles, some of which have been cited in appellate opinions and by Bryan Garner, a renowned legal scholar and the editor of Black’s Law Dictionary.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee 17A, 2020-2023
  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class VI

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Corporate, 2021
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2020


  • The True Impact of Reed v. Town of Gilbert on Sign Regulation, Stetson Law Review, Co-Author, Vol. 49, No. 4, Summer 2020
  • The Use of Latin Words or Phrases in Legal Writing, The Record, Volume XX, No. 6 (Winter 2016), at 7 (cited by Bryan Garner in Law Prose Lesson #215)
  • Do You Know the Fair Market Value of Your Property?: A Call to the Legislature to Revise Section 775.089, Florida Statutes, Governing Restitution, 20 BARRY L. REV.141 (2015) (quoted at length by Toole v. State, 270 So. 3d 371, 375–92 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019) (Ciklin, J., concurring)
  • You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but Anything You Don’t Say May Be Used Against You: The Admissibility of Silence as Evidence After Salinas v. Texas, 66 FLA. L. REV. 1763 (2014)

Press Mentions


  • Judicial law clerk, Honorable Patrick M. Hunt, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, August 2015-August 2017
  • Judicial law clerk, Honorable Brian D. Lambert, Fifth District Court of Appeal, May 2014-August 2015


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