Practice Areas & Industry Experience:
Ms. Adkins practices in the areas of Civil Rights Defense, Employment Discrimination Defense, Civil Trial Law, Auto and Premises Liability, Business and Commercial Litigation, Non-compete Agreements, Police Liability Defense, and in a number of areas of Local Government Defense.
Awards & Associations:
Ms. Adkins has been certified AV by Martindale Hubbell. She was recognized by Florida Trend magazine as a Legal Elite™ attorney for 2007. In 2006, Ms. Adkins received the Florida Bar President's award for pro bono legal service for the Second Judicial Circuit.
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Adkins has served as representative on the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers' Division of the Florida Bar, as a member of the Florida Supreme Court Sesquicentennial Commission, on the Second Judicial Circuit's Grievance Committee, and as a member of the Board for the Tallahassee Bar Association's Legal Aid Foundation. Ms. Adkins is a the current President of the William H. Stafford American Inn of Court, the Florida Association of Police Attorneys, is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and currently serves on the local rules committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Ms. Adkins graduated magna cum laude from Agnes Scott College where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board scholastic honorary societies. She received her J.D. degree from the Florida State University College of Law and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1992.
Ms. Adkins regularly serves indigent clients in the greater Tallahassee area through the Tallahassee Bar Association’s Legal Aid Foundation. In addition, she has served on the Board of ES of North Florida for the past four years.
Ms. Adkins is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.