In 2004, I attended Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando where I graduated cum laude in 2007. At law school, I assumed leadership roles such as Director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for which I received several awards including Volunteer of the Year. As director of the program, I managed and supervised all aspects of the program including training, volunteers, and operations. I continue to volunteer as a tax preparer for the local Phoenix VITA program.
After law school, I began my legal career by helping individuals resolve issues with the IRS as well as helping people accused of committing minor crimes and criminal traffic offenses.
My experience in tax is multifaceted and extensive. I have owned and operated a successful tax preparation business since 1995: New-Wave Services. As an attorney, I represent clients before the IRS and US Tax Court, in negotiations, collection due process hearings, and appeals.
In Florida, I worked at the public defender's office in Seminole County, Florida. I am adept in the area of criminal defense and provide zealous representation.
In civil litigation matters, I provide assistance to both plaintiffs and defendants in contract and real estate disputes. I also represent clients in eviction matters and debtor/creditor suits.
I owned and managed several multi-unit rental properties since 1993 in Florida and Arizona. I offer my landlord/tenant and real estate clients the special benefit of having experienced first-hand many of their issues such as tenant eviction, contractors, insurance issues, property tax, government, tax preparation, planning, property management, foreclosures, real estate acquisition, and much more.
As a business owner, I help new and existing business owners plan and incorporate. I am the owner of several businesses and I am able to provide the insight and advice new and existing business owners need to efficiently operate a successful and profitable business.
I am admitted to the state bars of Arizona and Florida and I am a retired member of the DC bar in Washington, DC. I am admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona and the US Tax Court.
I am a member of the Solo Practitioners Section with the State Bar of Arizona. I am also the Chairperson of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the Arizona State Bar, where I review rule modification requests and analyze potential unauthorized practice activities. The committee drafts recommendations and/or opinions, which they submit to the Supreme Court of Arizona for review and decision.
I am the principal owner of the Law Office of Frank Adamo where I currently handle Social Security disability reconsideration cases. I am also Chief Executive Manager of Mumford Realty Investments, LLC. Mumford is a real estate investment Limited Liability Company that invests in residential and commercial real estate and provides owner-financing to prospective buyers.
I am an advocate of service to the community. I volunteer extensively by providing free legal and tax assistance through programs such as the Volunteer Lawyers Program sponsored by Community Legal Service of Arizona. I also provide volunteer services to Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, the Modest Means Program, Will for Heroes, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the City of Phoenix.
Before becoming an attorney, I worked in the technology field as a computer programmer/analyst and software trainer. I have extensive business application experience in the areas of banking, credit card, manufacturing, government, and billing. Further, I have copious knowledge of computer software and network operations. I am highly skilled in computer architecture and design. As a software trainer, I utilized my excellent communication skills and charming personality to transfer the complexities of software operation to a simple and understandable form.