Mr. Adams has litigated all types of casualty work ranging from standard soft tissue cases to multi-car and tractor-trailer cases. Mr. Adams has litigated over 3,000 Personal Injury Protection cases himself and has overseen the litigation of nearly 25,000 cases throughout the state. He has also actively litigated and taken to trial a variety of cases including medical malpractice, automobile negligence and aviation crashes. He has tried cases in 11 different counties and litigated cases in nearly every county in Florida. Mr. Adams' primary focus continues to be defending Personal Injury Protection cases throughout Florida. Currently, Mr. Adams' practice consists of managing the firm's attorneys and handling an active, statewide caseload of Personal Injury Protection defense cases primarily focusing on expert depositions, doctor depositions and trial practice. Mr. Adams is also an AV rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell.

Community And Professional Activities:

Mr. Adams is a graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Middle District of Florida. He is a Bull Gator for the University of Florida and also serves on the Political Science Development Board for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida.

Education:

Practice Areas:

Personal Injury Protection/No-Fault Defense

Email: radams@adamsdiaco.com

 

 

 

Early in his legal career at Shear, Newman, Hahn and Rosenkranz, P.A., Mr. Diaco began building a reputation as an aggressive and knowledgeable advocate from litigating and trying complex insurance defense cases, including: medical malpractice, product liability, catastrophic injury and death cases. Mr. Diaco co-founded Adams & Diaco, P.A. in 1999. Over the years, he has consistently proven to be an aggressive and passionate advocate, having personally handled thousands of PIP claims and dozens of jury trials to conclusion. Additionally, Mr. Diaco has deposed hundreds of experts and doctors and has handled the most complex of medical malpractice and injury cases, including: catastrophic injury, death, motor vehicle negligence, aviation, class action, multi-district litigation, premises liability, commercial liability and worker's compensation cases.

Mr. Diaco is a member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the America Bar Association, the Order of the Barristers, and he is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education:

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1995; Stetson Trial Team 1994-95; Dean's List
Florida State University, cum laude, B.S., Communications, 1992; Dean's List
President - Scalphunters, FSU's largest student booster organization; Lambda Chi Alpha


Practice Areas:

Personal Injury Protection Defense, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, and Complex Litigation

Email: jdiaco@adamsdiaco.com

​Robert D. Adams

Partner, AV rated

Joseph F. Diaco Jr.

Partner, AV rated

Stephen Diaco has enjoyed tremendous success in the business and legal communities. He has handled complex, multi-million dollar claims for numerous clients. Mr. Diaco is the managing partner of Adams and Diaco and also maintains an active case load throughout the State. Mr. Diaco currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority and is actively involved in the political community. Having practiced nearly 20 years, Mr. Diaco prides himself as being a problem solver and strategist.

In addition to serving on the Board of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Mr. Diaco is a former board member of the American Cancer Society, Tampa Chapter and the J. Clifford MacDonald Foundation. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and he is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.



Education:

Practice Areas:

Insurance Defense, Complex Litigation, Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, and Complex Litigation



Email: sdiaco@adamsdiaco.com

 

 



Stephen C. Diaco

Partner, AV rated

 

Eric R. Biernacki

Career Highlights:

 

Mr. Biernacki is the managing partner for the Orlando Office of Adams & Diaco. P.A. He has nearly a decade of experience throughout Central Florida in the areas of civil litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Biernacki's practice focuses on the defense of Personal Injury Protection claims, and he has litigated well over a thousand PIP claims with excellent results. Specifically, he has obtained hundreds of dismissals and prevailed on numerous summary judgments in unfavorable venues. He also has several reported cases that are relied upon by attorneys when arguing summary judgments and other motions. Mr. Biernacki has personally taken and defended thousands of depositions and makes himself available 24 hours a day to cater to his clients' needs. He is also rated AV-preeminent by Martindale- Hubbell, and is well respected by his peers.

Community And Professional Activities:

 

Mr. Biernacki is member of The Florida bar and is admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Education:

 

University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2002
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001;
University of Florida, B.S., 1997

 

Practice Area:

Personal Injury Protection Defense

 

 

Lynn French Davis
Career Highlights:

Ms. Davis is the managing partner of the firm's Miami office and currently oversees over 2,500 cases. Her primary practice area is insurance defense, with an emphasis on Personal Injury Protection cases. Ms. Davis has personally litigated over 3,000 cases in South Florida and has taken numerous cases to trial.

 

Community And Professional Activities:

Ms. Davis is a member of the Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association. Ms. Davis also serves as a Placement Mentor for the Florida State University College of Law.

 

Education:

Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1995
Florida State University, cum laude. B.S, Finance, 1992; Dean's List
Practice Area:

 

Personal Injury Protection Defense

Adam R. Filthaut
Career Highlights:

Mr. Filthaut is a partner in the Tampa office. Additionally, he is the managing partner of the Lakewood Ranch office. He has more than a decade of experience throughout the West Coast of Florida, Central Florida and South Florida in the areas of civil litigation and insurance defense. Mr. Filthaut has personally handled thousands of Personal Injury Protection claims during his tenure with Adams & Diaco and has taken countless depositions of doctors and expert witnesses, successfully argued countless motions and has obtained favorable results throughout the locations in which he practices. Even though Mr. Filthaut handles some of the more complex insurance defense litigations issues, he continues to have some of the most successful closure rates in the State of Florida. In addition to maintaining an active case load, Mr. Filthaut also oversees and supervises the Lakewood Ranch office.

Prior to joining the team at Adams & Diaco, Mr. Filthaut spent over two years at the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office. The experiences gained while there have proven to be invaluable as a member of Adams & Diaco as he has tried approximately 40 jury and non-jury trials, ranging from simple misdemeanor cases to murder.

Community And Professional Activities:

Mr. Filthaut is a member of the Florida Bar; The Hillsborough County Bar Association and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Education:

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 2000
University of Detroit Mercy, B.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1996


Practice Area:

Personal Injury Protection Defense

 

 

George I. Milev
Career Highlights:

George Milev is a partner in the firm's Miami office. He has over a decade of litigation experience throughout Central and South Florida in the areas of Personal Injury Protection, insurance defense and criminal litigation. Mr. Milev has personally litigated over 3,000 cases and has taken numerous cases to trial. He has taken hundreds of expert and fact witness depositions in the defense of PIP claims. Mr. Milev enjoys a statewide reputation of being a knowledgeable and aggressive PIP defense lawyer.

Community And Professional Activities:

Mr. Milev is a member of the Florida Bar since 2000, a member of the Rules of Civil Procedure Committee with the Florida Bar, and a former Vice-chairman of the Small Claims Rules Committee with the Florida Bar. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern District of Florida and has over 100 publications in the Florida Law Weekly Supplement. Mr. Milev is also

bilingual.

Education:

University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2000
University of Florida, College of Journalism, M.A., cum laude, 1998
University of Sofia, Bulgaria, B.A., cum laude 1990


Practice Area:

Personal Injury Protection Defense

 

 

MIAMI 
ASSOCIATES

 

TAMPA
ASSOCIATES

Rob Adams

Stephen Diaco

Jay Diaco

Adam Filthaut

C. Spencer Petty

Brian Giddings

Chandler Irvin

 

 

ORLANDO 
ASSOCIATES

Eric Biernacki

Henry Ramos

Neil Andrews

Whitney Dort

LAKEWOOD RANCH ASSOCIATES

Lee Willis

 

Lynne Davis

George Mileve

Alina O'Connor

Cecile Mendizabal

Christina Mastroberardino

 

 

 Christine Bandin

Diane Cullinan

Eric Polsky

Katie Ellis

Marcella Amador-Walled

Rebecca Brock

RitaMarie Cuervo