Adam Barnett is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation and assisting banks and other financial service providers with regulatory, enforcement, transactional and litigation matters. He defends major banks, institutional lenders, financial companies, insurance companies and other lenders in contested foreclosure cases and civil litigation matters alleging violations of federal and state law.
Adam began his career in Civil Litigation, prosecuting violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act on behalf of borrowers. He then transitioned to representing financial institutions in foreclosure and other debt collection matters. He is an aggressive litigator with extensive trial experience. He has tried in excess of 100 highly contested foreclosure cases.
By using due diligence, strategy and creativity in finding workable solutions, Adam adeptly handles issues involving Respa and Tila Expert Witnesses and defenses, as well as matters involving credit card litigation defense, with a concentration in the areas of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, the Telephonic Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act. He also focuses on Statute of Limitations issues and the evidentiary issues faced by sub-servicers and servicers.
Well versed in the Financial Services and Mortgage Banking Industry, prior to his legal career, Adam worked for a Real Estate appraisal business creating IT solutions to maximize their profitability. He then became a title examiner prior to attending law school. Adam obtained his law degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law where he was scholarship recipient and received an Academic Achievement Award for the highest grade earned in his constitutional law, evidence, alternative dispute resolution and criminal procedure courses. While in law school, Adam co-founded the university’s Human Rights Law Review and was a member of the university’s Mock Trial and Moot Court teams.