Adam knew at a young age that he would serve his country. Adam serves as a Commander in the US Navy Reserve, works at a prominent law firm in Jacksonville, and is active in the community.
Upon graduation from law school, Adam received a commission as a US Navy JAG. Among his various roles, Adam served as the in-house counsel to the Commanding Officer of NAS Jacksonville.
Adam deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009-2010. Tasked as a liaison officer to the Central Criminal Court of Iraq, Adam facilitated the prosecution of over 130 detainees affiliated with groups such as Al Qaeda. His work with Iraqi judges and prosecutors led to an increase in convictions, including 17 capital sentences.
The Navy brought Adam and his family to Jacksonville and Adam and his wife decided to raise their family in Northeast Florida. Upon leaving active duty, Adam joined the Navy Reserve and Rogers Towers, one of the oldest and largest firms in Jacksonville.
In the Navy Reserve, Adam provided legal support to Naval forces throughout Europe and the Middle East. Last year, he mobilized to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, where he served as the Chief of the Litigation Support Section. He continues to serve as a Commander in the US Navy Reserve.
Adam is a shareholder at Rogers Towers. Licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia, he represents businesses and individuals in the areas of complex commercial, construction, employment, and banking litigation. He has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Active in the Jacksonville community, Adam has served as the President of the Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, and the General Counsel of the Duval Republican Executive Committee. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida, the James Madison Institute Leaders Fellowship, and the Jacksonville Regional Political Leadership Institute. Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis, Adam is a Commissioner on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeal.
Adam has a B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College, an M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Adam has been married for more than 16 years to Kristi Brandon, the Chief Development Officer of Hubbard House, a domestic violence shelter. They have two children, John (12) and Katherine (10), who attend Duval County Public Schools. They attend CrossRoad Church in Jacksonville. They love spending time as a family biking on Florida’s trails and walking their two dogs, Charlotte and Daisy.