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Adam C. King

Adam C. King

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Direct Dial: (813) 769-4809
Fax: (813) 229-3502
aking@mpdlegal.com
Office Location: Tampa

Overview
Professional Involvement
Publications & Speaking
Representative Experience

Adam King joined Mills Paskert Divers in 2006.  His practice includes a broad range of business disputes and litigation, including advising and representing businesses, project owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, insurance carriers, and sureties.  Adam handles construction defect claims, construction-related product liability claims, insurance claims and coverage evaluations, subrogation and recovery actions, payment and performance bond claims, indemnity actions, and payment disputes and lien claims.  Adam has defended numerous developers, contractors, and subcontractors in complex, multi-party lawsuits relating to commercial developments, high-rise buildings, hotels, condominium projects, homeowners association complexes, apartments, and environmental remediation sites, including evaluating and prosecuting such clients’ indemnity, additional insured, and subrogation rights and negligence claims against design professionals, engineers, contractors, product manufacturers, and construction consultants.  Adam possesses Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating, its highest rating for professional competence and ethics.

Adam has tried jury and non-jury cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and has  defended businesses, contractors, and sureties in complex American Arbitration Association  proceedings.  He also represented several class-action defendants in the Federal Multi-District Complex Litigation Proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana relating to defective Chinese-manufactured drywall.

Adam is a member of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee of the ABA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section, the Litigation Section of the ABA, and the ABA's Forum on the Construction Industry.  He is also a member of the Construction Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Gulfcoast Fidelity and Surety Institute.

Adam previously worked for the Orlando law firm of DeCubellis & Meeks, P.A., and the Tampa law firm of Jennis & Bowen, P.L., where he handled commercial litigation matters and creditors' rights cases including trials in state and federal courts.

Adam studied finance and economics at Florida State University.  He graduated from Florida State with honors in 1995.  He continued his education at the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and obtained his juris doctorate degree in 1998.  While at Wake Forest, Adam worked within the corporate legal department of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, he tried cases as a certified legal intern for the Forsyth County District Attorney’s office, and he worked for a general litigation firm in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Liability Insurance, Subrogation, and Recovery
  • Suretyship

Admitted to Practice

  • All Florida State and Federal Courts
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • Florida State University, 1995
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, 1998

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum on the Construction Industry

  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section

  • Gulfcoast Fidelity and Surety Institute

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated

Selected Publications

  • Author, “Procedural Concerns And Options For A Surety With A Defunct Or Dissolved Principal,” Gulfcoast Fidelity and Surety Institute, April, 2014.

  • Author, “A Complicated Relationship: Pleading Indemnity Claims,” Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 24 No. 4, March – April, 2013.

  • Author, “No Success In Successive Suits,” Insights, Summer, 2010.

  • Co-Author, “Reactive Drywall Claims: An Overview of Causes of Action and Defenses Relevant to Reactive Chinese Drywall Structures, Insurance Industry White Paper,” January, 2010.

  • Co-Author, “Chinese Drywall: What You Need to Know,” Insights, Winter, 2009.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • “Procedural Concerns And Options For A Surety With A Defunct Or Dissolved Principal,” Gulfcoast Fidelity and Surety Institute, June, 2014 (Boca Grande, FL).

 

Representative Experience

Adam has defended numerous developers, contractors, and subcontractors in complex, multi-party lawsuits relating to commercial developments, high-rise buildings, hotels, condominium projects, homeowners association complexes, apartments, and environmental remediation sites, including evaluating and prosecuting such clients’ indemnity, additional insured, and subrogation rights and negligence claims against design professionals, engineers, contractors, product manufacturers, and construction consultants.