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

 

 

 



​Robert D. Adams

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

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