Lauren N. Adkins

Litigation Manager/Florida Resident Partner

jacksonville divorce attorney lauren adkinsLauren N. Adkins feels that letting clients know where they stand with regards to their cases and informing them of the strengths and weaknesses of their cases from the start provides them with the clearest vision of what they can and should expect as their cases progress.

Being open and honest also applies when dealing with opposing counsel, according to Ms. Adkins.

“When the working environment is one of honesty and respect with the goal to resolve the case as amicably and equitably for all parties, I truly believe I am the best attorney I can be,” she said.

The family law process is not easy, but with a caring and knowledgeable attorney, clients can get some sense of relief that they have someone working for and listening to them.

“I will inform and instruct you as best I can on the law with regards to your case, ease your fears and concerns about the future of your family, finances and property, and guide you through the process with the greatest balance of advice and understanding as I can,” Ms. Adkins said.

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Adkins is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and Washington D.C.


Ms. Adkins received her Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a minor in Communications from Wake Forest University. She also received her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Ms. Adkins spent a semester abroad in college, studying politics, philosophy, and literature at the University of Queensland in Australia.

While in law school, Ms. Adkins was the Captain of the National Trial Team, President of the Student Trial Bar, and a Moot Court Board Executive Council member.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Adkins most recently was a partner in a domestic litigation and criminal defense firm primarily practicing family law in the Tampa Bay area.

She was an assistant state attorney in Pinellas County for three years where she tried both misdemeanor and felony cases. While working as a felony attorney, she often focused on child abuse cases, serving as the one attorney in her felony division to handle these cases. She then worked for a civil litigation defense firm in Fort Lauderdale, specifically warranty defense work.


Ms. Adkins belongs to the Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association, New York State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, and American Bar Association.


While in law school, Ms. Adkins was selected as a National Member of The Order of Barristers, having exhibited excellence and attained high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy.

Ms. Adkins was recognized in 2014 as a Florida Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Ms. Adkins explained the intricacies of Florida divorce law on

Ms. Adkins has contributed divorce articles to



“The attorneys are honest, straightforward, and truthful. They do not tell you what you want to hear,  just the facts and how it is going to be. That is what I was looking for.”


“Lauren has always gone above and beyond the call of duty. She has been professional and very caring. Lauren has shown empathy and concern for my well-being as a father, and for this I am very grateful.”


“Honestly, it was more the fact that I had peace of mind with Lauren there. The fact that she was there to hold my hand when i would freak out – it was comforting to know that I had someone on my side. Lauren was a blessing to work with.”


“Lauren is awesome.  She is direct, doesn’t sugar-coat, and tells you exactly how things are.  … [S]he’s very clear in the information she’s providing.  You can tell that she listens and understands.”


“I am very happy with how you all handled my matter.  Lauren was very professional, concerned about my problem, and wanted to resolve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.  If legal services are needed in the future, I will be sure to call you.”


“My case had been dragging out for two years with little to no progress before approaching Cordell & Cordell. Despite the back and forth with opposing council, Lauren and [her Legal Assistant] were able to move the case forward and locked in a final hearing date. Between the two of them, I was updated regularly and thoroughly prepped as to what to expect at the final hearing. I appreciated the honesty, guidance and feedback throughout the process and am glad that I chose them last year. My only regret was not choosing this firm earlier in the process.”


“Lauren does an excellent job. She knows her stuff and pays great attention to detail.  I could tell early on that Lauren would have my best interests in mind.  Cordell & Cordell does an excellent job with men.  At the end of the day, I think they are very good at representing their clients.”


“Lauren did a great job.  Based on the circumstances, she went above and beyond to make sure that the file got completed.  Thank you again for Lauren’s help.”


“I am 100% satisfied.  Lauren is awesome.  If you want the job done she’s the one to do it.  The one thing I really loved about Lauren is that she answered my questions without legal jargon.  She explained everything thoroughly and to the point and also gave me options with her recommendations but [left] the decision up to me.”

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