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Adam Cooke is a partner with the law firm of Gunther McIntosh, PLLC.  Mr. Cooke’s practice focuses on admiralty and maritime law. Mr. Cooke has experience in various areas of maritime law, including but not limited to maritime lien claims, ship mortgage foreclosures, wage claims, salvage claims, collision claims,  limitation of liability actions, cargo claims, Jones Act personal injury actions, and general commercial yacht disputes. Mr. Cooke also has experience in general insurance defense work (including construction litigation, premises liability, wrongful death and personal injury actions) and residential mortgage foreclosures. Mr. Cooke was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2003, and previously was employed by Yoss, LLP, f/k/a Adorno & Yoss, LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude – 2002
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A. – 1999
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science & Spanish Literature

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Manatee County Bar Association, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Member, 2006 – Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member
  • Tampa Bay Mariners Club, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McIntosh Schwartz, PL, Partner, 2011-2018
  • Yoss, LLP, Partner, 2010 – 2011
  • Adorno & Yoss, LLP, Associate, 2003 – 2010


  • Spanish