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Joel D. Adler

Director & Managing Partner

Direct Dial: 305-460-6511
Fax: 305-446-3667

Joel Adler is a Director and the Managing Partner of the firm. With extensive experience in litigating cases throughout the state of Florida, he focuses on complex and catastrophic high exposure cases.  His practice includes products liability, professional liability, premises liability, transportation, construction and toxic/environmental torts.  Mr. Adler also devotes a significant portion of his practice to insurance coverage issues and the defense of bad faith claims.  He is in high demand as a speaker on his areas of expertise.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Insuralex, Global Insurance Lawyers Group
  • Fellowship in Litigation Counsel of America (Honorary Trial Lawyer Society)

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Lawyer of the Year, peer-selected for the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and recognized in the practice area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in Miami and highlighted for high caliber work in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Honored as one of the “Top Ten Attorneys” practicing nationwide by one of the country’s largest insurance companies
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Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Best Lawyers highlights one attorney in a particular location and practice area who received the highest votes from his or her peers in a given year. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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Practice Areas

  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Premises liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Toxic/environmental torts
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Defense of bad faith claims

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., University of Miami, School of Law, cum laude, 1979
  • B.A., Economics, City University of New York, cum laude