Adam B. Edgecombe

  • The Florida Bar, 2009
  • The Jacksonville Bar
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Legal Elite 2022
  • Super Lawyers- Rising Star 2018 and 2019
  • Legal Elite, Up and Comer 2018 and 2019
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
    • Editorial board of the Florida Coastal Law Review
  • The University of Florida
    • Master of Science
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
    • Chairman of Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board
    • City of Jacksonville’s Public Nuisance Abatement Board
    • Chester Bedell Inn of Court
    • Associated Builders and Contractors – First Coast Chapter
    • The Bolles School Alumni Association
    • The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 2012 – present

Business Litigation

  • Obtained judgment in excess of $750,000.00 against FedEx for breach of contract on behalf of a former FedEx business partner
  • Successfully defended land developer when buyer of land cancelled its purchase of several acres of property and sued developer for breach of contract, and in the process obtained an additional $1.3M for the client on the purchase price of the land
  • Successfully represented client-lender in foreclosure of 12 separate mortgage loans against home builder
  • Successfully obtained judgment of over $750,000.00 against FedEx on breach of contract matter in a 3-day arbitration
  • Served as outside litigation counsel for two major national property management firms
  • Obtained over $2,000,000.00 for property owner in a dispute with a developer who purchased property from owner and then filed suit against owner to obtain more favorable purchase price
  • Successfully defended small business client in claim by vendor regarding breach of contract, where vendor sought over $250,000.00 in damages
  • Successfully represented hard-money lender in foreclosure action against builder, regarding 12 separate parcels of land located in Nassau and Duval Counties
  • Successfully defended land developer when buyer of land cancelled its purchase of several acres of property and sued developer for breach of contract, and in the process obtained client an additional $1.3M on the purchase price of the land.
  • Successfully represented client-lender in foreclosure of 12 separate mortgage loans against home builder.

General Liability

  • Served as outside liability counsel for national property management firm, including analyzing injury claims and developing defense strategy and locating, retaining, and working with local counsel where required.
  • Obtained full dismissal for landlord wrongly named in premises liability suit.
  • Within less than two months after initial Complaint was filed, successfully settled premises liability claim for less than 10% of original demand, saving client resources and leading to a positive outcome for client.
  • Drafted and successfully argued summary judgment for property owner regarding shoplifter claim of substantial injury during apprehension.
  • Successfully defended negligence claim against landlord premised on alleged assault of tenant.

Construction

  • Successfully represented dozens of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in prosecuting numerous payment and/or lien claims
  • Successfully defended custom home builder in an arbitration action brought by homeowner
  • Successfully defended numerous defect and contract claims against a large commercial general contractor
  • Successfully defended homeowner in claim by contractor by proving contractor engaged in unlicensed contracting and unlicensed insurance adjusting
  • Successfully defended homeowner in claim from custom-home builder for over $150,000.00 in additional costs
  • Successfully defended subcontractor client in multi-party complex construction litigation case involving allegedly defective construction of townhomes.
  • Successfully represented electrical contractor in construction defect claim against supplier regarding full replacement of stadium lights at an NFL stadium.
  • Successfully discharged multiple fraudulent liens for general contractor when a disgruntled subcontractor recorded fraudulent liens against high-value properties.
  • Successfully obtained payment in excess of $250,000.00 for subcontractor client when general contractor for large municipal project went out of business while project was still ongoing.
  • Have successfully foreclosed on dozens of construction liens in order to obtain payment owed to clients.

Transactional

  • Negotiated and drafted revisions for contract for construction of a large commercial cold-storage warehouse with a cost in excess of $4 million
  • Reviewed and revised contracts for roofing contractors and other construction trades;
  • Reviewed and negotiated complex commercial lease agreements
  • Reviewed and revised credit applications for construction materials suppliers

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Adam B. Edgecombe

Partner

Adam B. Edgecombe is a partner with Cobb Gonzalez, PA.  Adam’s practice is devoted to commercial and business litigation, with a focus on construction law, real estate law, business law, and general liability matters. Adam’s clients include general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers, property developers, property managers, landlords, homeowners, commercial real estate tenants, and numerous small businesses; Adam currently represents numerous roofing contractors throughout Florida and is very familiar with that industry and the legal and business challenges they face.  Adam also represents contractors with regard to licensure issues and DBPR complaints.

Mr. Edgecombe has substantial experience handling premises liability and other personal injury defense matters, including representing a major international retailer in premises liability and personal injury matters throughout Florida.  Adam understands the business and financial decisions that factor into handling such cases. For over a decade, Adam has been advising clients on strategies and providing analysis to guide his clients through the process, whether that means to trial or through settlement. Additionally, his skills in construction real estate, and business litigation also allow him to approach cases from different angles and develop unique defenses and case strategies.

Adam frequently represents his clients from a transactional standpoint as well, and he drafts, reviews, and negotiates construction contracts, commercial leases, and other contracts for his clients. 

Adam understands that most individuals and many businesses do not plan or budget for litigation and that involvement in a legal matter is stressful and costly for his clients.  Adam prides himself on being easy to work with and addressing his clients’ needs in a realistic and practical manner, often finding a way to resolve a given dispute in a manner that saves his clients time and money and reduces the stressful nature of litigation for them.

Adam is a proud (almost) native of Jacksonville, having lived here for over 40 years.  He grew up in the San Jose neighborhood and graduated from The Bolles School, where he attended from kindergarten through 12th grade, and he also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The University of Florida.  Adam received his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2009, where he graduated in the top 12% of his class and was a member of editorial board of the Florida Coastal Law Review.

In 2021, Adam was appointed by the mayor to the City of Jacksonville’s Public Nuisance Abatement Board, a quasi-judicial board that handles problematic commercial properties within the City of Jacksonville, and currently serves as the vice-chairman of the Board.  Adam is also on the boards of the Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and Girls of Virtue, two prominent local non-profit groups.  Adam is a longtime member and supporter of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, having served on its ImpactJax board for several years and currently sitting on the board for the Chamber’s Downtown Council.  Adam is also a member of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Jacksonville Bar Association.  Since 2012, Adam has been a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, serving as an author for Florida Bar exam essays and multiple-choice questions, as well as a grader of the Florida Bar exam.

In his free time, Adam and his family can often be found watching Gators sports, attending live music events downtown, at the beach, by the pool, or riding bikes and socializing with friends in their Miramar/San Marco neighborhood.

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