Eric S. Adams, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Tampa office, was an instructor at Pepin Academies during the Great American Virtual Teach-In event, held on November 20, 2020.
Eric taught students in three separate courses at the elementary, middle and high school levels for Pepin Academies, a charter school helping to maximize the potential of children with educational exceptionalities in a positive, therapeutic environment. Eric chose Pepin Academies for the Great American Virtual Teach-In because he is also a member of Pepin Academies’ Hillsborough Board of Directors.
On Friday, Hillsborough County Public Schools welcomed speakers into hundreds of virtual classrooms to discuss and demonstrate their professions and hobbies during this event. The goal of the event was to bring community leaders and parents into the schools to interact with students firsthand, and for students to learn about careers that they may not have been familiar with previously. Presenting to Pepin Academy students via Zoom, Eric discussed the parallels between the subjects that the children learn in school and the skillsets used by attorneys in the practice of law. He also shared four cases from his practice that he thought would be especially interesting to the students -- chicken wing class actions, World War II bombs, professional wrestling, and tractor trailers.
The Great American Virtual Teach-In is organized in celebration of American Education Week, and brings in hundreds of speakers each year to participate. Each year, Hillsborough County Public Schools hosts thousands of volunteers who dedicate more than a million hours with an economic impact of over $30 million.
About Eric S. Adams
Eric S. Adams is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and the Construction Practice Group. He is also Chair of the firm's E-Discovery Committee. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated commercial litigation attorney, Eric has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America® and named by Florida Super Lawyers since 2008. His accounting experience helps him speak the language of his business clients. He focuses his practice on litigation involving business disputes, construction, trusts and estates, real estate, and intellectual property.