WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Gunster litigator William E. Adams Jr. has joined the Justice for Girls: Leadership Council, which serves as an advisory council to the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville.

Gunster Jacksonville Office Managing Shareholder Bill AdamsAdams is the Jacksonville office managing shareholder at Gunster. He has litigated and resolved disputes for clients in courts and arbitrations across the country.

“I am thrilled to be asked to join the leadership council and hope that I can help the policy center in its fight to identify and serve at-risk girls and to improve the outcomes for those girls that come into contact with the juvenile justice system,” Adams says.

Members of the leadership council make recommendations to create long-term systemic change for justice-involved girls and their families and raise awareness in the community to inspire meaningful action.

“When we needed him most, Bill stepped up with immediate and practical help,” said Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, president and CEO of the policy center in its press release. “His team provided extraordinary legal representation in a very complicated and important case to ensure justice was served for a vulnerable 15-year-old girl. Instead of a young life spent behind razor wire, this young woman is now on track to finish college and is looking forward to a bright future.”

The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center is a nonprofit that aims to end the disparate treatment of girls in the juvenile justice system.

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About the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

The policy center was established through a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Ms. Weaver is a lifelong advocate for girls and young women. The policy center’s mission is to engage communities, organizations and individuals through quality research, community organizing, advocacy, training and model programming to advance the rights of girls and young women, especially those in the justice system. To learn more:

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 13 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, Winter Park, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With more than 180 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

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