Paul Adams Believes If You Love What You Do, Success Will Follow
Motivated by the belief that that if you love what you do and pursue your passions, then success will follow; Paul Adams has found success in both his professional and personal life. Despite a standout career as a personal injury attorney, Paul also makes the time to attend his children’s sporting and school events as well as setting world records in pursuit of his passion for fly-fishing.
Although he hails from a family of attorneys with a combined 100+ years of legal experience, Paul found success by following his own path as a third generation Florida lawyer. He was born in Delray Beach and attended Daytona Community College on a swimming and diving scholarship and then attended the University of Florida to finish his undergraduate studies. He attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan before returning to Florida to pursue a legal career where despite the fact that his father had his own firm, Paul chose to do it on his own. As the years went on, he determined that he enjoyed being a personal injury attorney representing those who were injured through no fault of their own. He joined the Schwed Law firm in 2011 due to the quality of the firm’s attorneys and staff and most importantly so he could spend more time with his family by having a shorter commute and being able to attend his children’s sporting and school events.
Paul’s greatest passion is his family. He has been married for 25 years and has three children, with whom he is very close. Making time for family is the biggest priority in life, and Paul always finds time to attend his children’s events no matter how busy his law practice has kept him throughout his career. His son, despite only being 14 years old, is 6’1” and a talented basketball player. His daughter is a senior in high school who is headed to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall and his oldest son is out of college.
Paul’s belief in loving what you do and pursuing justice for those who have been wrongfully injured also has led to great success in the courtroom. Paul believes that if you offer personalized service to clients, then people will know who you are and respect you for the respect that you show them. He believes that successful attorneys who have a sense of their own core values can find great success if they follow those same values in practicing law. Having found great success in following this approach, Adams recovered $7.7 million for retired Delray Beach attorney Jerry Kern, who was beset by a pack of three snarling dogs that left him in constant pain that multiple operations, prescription pain medication and physical therapy could not ease. Paul also recently had great success in his representation of a family that tragically lost their 17 year old son, who was killed when a vehicle he was riding in that was driven by an employee of the Big Cypress Wilderness Institute flipped and landed in a canal in Bonita Springs. Paul was able to successfully obtain a favorable result for the family that gave them financial security and peace of mind despite the terrible situation they had been through.
Paul believes strongly in giving back to his community. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Stand Up Foundation, a leadership & mentor program for teens and middle schoolers. He also has a passion for fly-fishing, in which he holds the world record for the largest snook fish, which he caught in Jupiter Inlet and which measured in at a monstrous 103 cm.