Adelman & Adelman P.A. February 2019

A Legacy of Law One Goal... Justice 954-341-2777

February 2019

I n high school, being a lawyer was the furthest thing from my mind. In my head I was going to take over for Pat Foley — the longtime Chicago Blackhawks hockey play-by-play announcer — when he retired. He’s still the announcer for Chicago, by the way. Like so many other teenage (and adult) boys, I was obsessed with sports. But as I got older, I became aware that there were other things that mattered to me in life besides sports. Injustices I read about and saw on the news started bothering me more. I began to see how large corporations and insurance companies routinely got away with taking advantage of people. I thought to myself, “How can I make a difference?” I had an amazing time pursuing broadcasting while attending Florida State University, managing to land opportunities doing sports call-in shows, working on television, and calling baseball, football, and other Seminole athletic games. I was even able to work as an intern for the brand-new minor league hockey team, the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks. I compiled statistics for the play-by-play announcer and even conducted postgame interviews from time to time. I didn’t realize it then, but my pursuit of a career in broadcasting actually helped me become who I am. They say one of the biggest fears people have in life is public speaking. The things I did in college helped tremendously with my ability to speak in public, guiding me toward my future path as a trial lawyer. I should have known I was going to go down that road much sooner than I did. I always idolized my father, Larry Adelman, who did battle with “the forces of evil” through the practice of law. His passionate fight for justice was contagious. It was apparent that his clients always loved talking

to him. Some of you reading this know me because of my dad. You might have seen me in the office working during my breaks in high school and college. I was my father’s law clerk throughout my time in law school at Nova Southeastern University. It was truly a privilege to have the opportunity to work side by side with my dad as lawyers for 14 years. He retired in late 2016. I am proud to have been voted Best Attorney in Coral Springs by the readers of Coral Springs/Parkland Forum for 12 straight years. My clients and colleagues awarded me the designation of “AV Preeminent Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which is the highest rating of professional excellence. I’m also honored to be the new secretary of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Ft Lauderdale chapter. Coral Springs has been my home for 33 years. I am an alumnus of James S. Hunt Elementary, Forest Glen Middle School, and Coral Springs High School. I am proud to be from Coral

Springs, and am happy to work in the same community where I grew up. It’s also a pretty terrific place to raise my sons, Benjamin (13) and Jacob (9), with my wife Jessica. My clients and friends know I always make myself available to discuss legal (and hockey) matters. If it’s not a matter that I can help you with, I would be happy to refer you to another attorney with expertise in that area. I enjoy helping people and being an advocate for them during a very difficult time in their lives.

-Jeff Adelman | 1

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