A Philosophy of Service & Support
Service to the local community and supporting a variety of charitable causes is woven into the fabric of the Firm's DNA and always remains a top priority for all attorneys and staff.
With deep roots in the local Miami community, the Firm's Founder Adam M. Moskowitz has been an avid supporter of several non-profit and education related organizations for over two decades, earning the good will of his colleagues, clients and neighbors.
Adam M. Moskowitz, Managing Partner
Moskowitz Family Named 2019 ‘Family of the Year’ By Temple Beth Am
Each year, Temple Beth Am is proud to recognize an outstanding family of volunteers. Members of the Moskowitz family were recently named as recipients of the Committee of 100’s 2019 ‘Family of the Year’ Award, for their continued participation in the Temple’s community and their ongoing commitment to congregational leadership.
We are so grateful to the entire Temple Beth Am family and are humbled by this great honor. Our family is blessed to be part of such a nurturing and vibrant community at Temple Beth Am. I know that all of its members, clergy, staff, teachers, and volunteers inspire us every day to honor the great values and service-oriented efforts that have always made Temple Beth Am so special.
First Annual Temple Beth Am Hanukkah Games
Adam recently helped develop and organize the First Annual Temple Beth Am Hanukkah Games involving all 265 students in grades k-5th. We were so pleased that the children enjoyed the Games and couldn’t be happier with how the event served to unite attendees of all ages. Watch the video below to see some of the highlights.
There are so many people to thank that helped create our great new tradition and made that day a real success, including Dr. Starr, Rabbi Barras and Suzy Novak, who all agreed to the concept and helped with so many different aspects of planning our event. Adam Hall was a great co-coordinator and we couldn’t have done it without all 23 of the Parent Volunteers that helped to plan and execute the various activities throughout the day of the Games. Their efforts allowed us to successfully conduct 14 different unique and engaging activities ranging from sports, to religious and general trivia, as well as dance and gymnastics.
We were fortunate enough to accomplish the three main goals that had as a team:
Create a new Beth Am annual event that our children will look forward to each year—one that they will greatly enjoy and remember for the rest of their lives.
Teach them about leadership, team work and good citizenship.
Help strengthen the bridge between the generations and our school and synagogue, by creating a new tradition that our children will eventually share with their children when they attend Beth Am and can now share with their parents and grandparents.
Adjunct Professor at UM Law School, Class Action Litigation (25 years, 94-present)
Adam started teaching as the Adjunct Professor of Class Action Litigation at the University of Miami School of Law immediately following graduation in 1994. He made history at the Law School, teaching the first course offered in Class Action Litigation. This past semester marks 25 years that Adam has taught at the University of Miami, during which time he has always donated his entire salary back to the Law School in order to fund need and merit-based scholarships for students.
More than a thousand students have taken Adam’s classes and seminars, many of whom practice law locally in service to the Miami community.
Founder & Organizer Of The First Annual University of Miami Class Action Conference
In 2016, Adam with the help of Aaron Podhurst and Lance Harke, organized The First Annual University of Miami Class Action Conference. Together, with his force-placed co-counsel, Adam and the law firms involved collectively made a $1,000,000 donation to the University of Miami School of Law to provide scholarships and help create the UM Annual Class Action Forum. Several scholarships have already been awarded, benefitting many worthy students in the Scholars Program.
Adam helped create and conduct numerous Class Action Panels with various federal judges, state attorney generals and numerous plaintiff and defense counsel.
The first event conducted in 2016, raised an additional ten of thousands for the Law School and was attended by 132 lawyers (many top class actions lawyers from across the country) and 12 federal judges that handle and judicate class actions cases regularly.
The Forum was recently conducted this past December and, despite it being only in its second year, has been viewed as a tremendously successful annual event that effectively raises funds for UM scholarships. Adam spends a good portion of the year leading up to the event helping organize and conduct the featured programs with speakers, moderators, sponsors and coordinating with the Dean of the Law School and her staff, etc.
This year's event was attended by over 135 participants.
Organizer & Contributor to UM Law School & Other Charities & Organizations
Adam has served as lead and co-lead counsel in numerous nationwide class actions which resulted in settlements being provided as cy pres awards to organizations and charities. One national litigation against American Express for consumers was settled and provided over $3,000,000 to local and national charities, including the University of Miami School of Law.
Adam drafted numerous articles on cy pres giving in class action cases that were published and distributed in various publications, including the University of Miami Law School brochures, programs and other materials for many years. Since then, several other cy pres donations have been made to the Law School by other attorneys.
Other local Miami and national charities and organizations that have been provided donations from Adam's cy pres settlements include: Make-A-Wish® Foundation, Children's Home Society of America, Children Now, The Wow Center in Miami (formerly Community Habilitation Center), Legal Services of Greater Miami, The Consequences Charity (The Roy and Lea Black Foundation), Generation Rescue, Common Sense Media, The National Parkinson's Foundation, Lawyers for Children America, and The Symmetry Foundation.
Supporter of Alumni Association & Service as Homecoming Chairman, University of Miami School of Law
Adam has been active with the University of Miami Law School Alumni Association each year since graduation, serving in various roles and committees.
As Homecoming Chairman, Adam organized all events and established new events, many of which continue to be held and celebrated today.
Active with Various Local Charities & Organizations
Adam has actively served in various charities and organizations, including Temple Beth Am in Miami, Alexander Muss High School in Israel Program (as a student, counselor and alumni), Children's Home Society, Greater Miami Jewish Federation, AIPAC, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association (on various committees, including donating time to serve on the Disciplinary Committee for 6 years). Adam organized and originated the Mindfulness in the Law Program with Scott Rogers that is held annually at the Canyon Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts. Lawyers from across the country attend each year and earn CLE credits for their participation.
He has received various awards and recognitions from these organizations as a result of his hard work and valuable contributions.
Adam A. Schwartzbaum, Senior Associate
Leadership, Advocacy & Community Involvement
Adam is the Founder and Captain of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Team that raises funds for Jewish Community Services of South Florida and The Blue Card, two national non-profits that provide financial aid and support to Holocaust survivors. Inspiration to launch the team came while working on past cases in which he witnessed the financial obstacles survivors faced.
In addition to his charity work, Adam also remains involved in the local community and holds several leadership positions that allow him to make an impact. He is on the Board of Directors of Nu Deco Ensemble, Temple Menorah in Miami Beach, the South Florida Israel Bonds Young Investor Society, and the American Jewish Committee's Global ACCESS Board. Adam also serves as J-Street's District Coordinator for Congresswoman Federica Wilson and is a Member of the Democratic Executive Committee, the governing body of the Miami-Dade County Democratic Party.