The Haggard Law Firm welcomes the newest member of its team of trial lawyers, Adam Finkel. Finkel has extensive experience working with victims of crime as a former state prosecutor.
Prior to joining The Haggard Law Firm, Adam was an associate attorney at Mase, Tinelli, Mebane & Briggs practicing in the areas of admiralty and maritime, personal injury, and general civil litigation matters.
Before entering into private practice, Adam spent almost six years working for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Finkel was a member of the Gang Unit and was asked to serve in the county’s specialized Gun Violence Unit, as the lead attorney prosecuting hundreds of violent criminals. In order to investigate crime and prepare for trial, Mr. Finkel worked closely with local law enforcement, as well as Federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Department of Homeland Security. While tirelessly obtaining many guilty verdicts and prevailing at trial against some of the county’s most heinous gang members, Finkel also worked within the community to help troubled youths enroll in college.
Inspired by his experience at the State Attorney’s Office, Adam became involved with Empowered Youth, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of inner-city, at-risk youth. The program serves young men between the ages of 12 and 21, most of whom have been referred to us by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Finkel was a Dean’s List student at Syracuse University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. He earned his juris doctorate from Brooklyn Law School with an academic achievement scholarship. During law school, he appeared in Kings County, New York Criminal Court as a student Assistant District Attorney, was a judicial intern for a New York State Supreme Court justice, and served as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Adam is a member of the Florida and New York Bars, and is admitted to practice in all Florida State courts, New York State courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.