Daniel  Pilka

Pilka Adams & Reed, P.A.
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Pilka Adams & Reed, P.A.
330 Pauls Dr Ste 100
BrandonFL 33511
(813) 502-1097
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Managing Partner

Since 1984, Daniel F. Pilka has represented clients all over the West Coast and Central Florida. A significant part of Mr. Pilka’s practice is devoted to representing both homeowners and condominium associations, as well as individuals who live within a deed restricted community and who are having issues with their homeowners or condominium association. As managing partner, Mr. Pilka also specializes in civil litigation. Mr. Pilka is also a certified civil mediator.

Mr. Pilka has 30 years of litigation experience, during which time he has developed a reputation for passionately and aggressively representing individuals and their businesses in all manners of civil disputes including contracts, real estate, personal injury and wrongful death, insurance disputes, etc. With his extensive experience and background, Mr. Pilka is highly trained in helping people avoid problems before they occur. Also, while he is an experienced litigator, and because he is an experienced litigator, he knows how important it is to try to avoid litigation. With such qualifications and experience, Mr. Pilka is able to use his background and experience to help both sides of an issue as a board certified mediator.

Mr. Pilka understands the importance of civic responsibility. He is very involved in the community and fully understands the importance of giving back to the community. His community involvement includes being the chairman of the St. Joseph’s Academy Foundation, the chair of the St. Joseph's Catholic School, and being actively involved as a member of St. Joseph's Parish Planned Giving Committee and member of the Parish Financial Committee and St. Joseph’s Parish Foundation. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Counsel 2505, Lakeland, Florida , as well as being actively involved in the South Lakeland Rotary Club.

Mr. Pilka is also actively in the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, previously having chaired several committees and having served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Pilka & Associates, P.A., was recently awarded Small Business of the Month Award for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mr. Pilka formerly served as president for the Brandon Bar Association, Brandon, Florida , and is currently an adjunct professor at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida

Areas Of Practice

Civil Trial Practice

Negligence

Personal Injury - Defense & Plaintiff

Wrongful Death

Products Liability

Insurance

Homeowners' Association Law

Condominium Law

General Civil Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Construction Litigation

Contracts & Commercial Litigation

First Party Property Cases

Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff

Motor Vehicle Defects

Bad Faith Insurance

Foreclosure & Alternatives

Premises Liability

Professional Malpractice Law

Business & Commercial Law

Insurance Law

Class Actions - Plaintiff

Construction Law

Real Estate Law

Debtor / Creditor

Landlord / Tenant

Legal Malpractice

Lemon Law

Litigation & Appeals

Mediation & Collaborative Law

Wrongful Death - Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Education

Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

J.D. - 1984

Honors: cum laude

Honors: Recipient of Charles A. Dana Scholarship

Honors: Recipient of the Cecil and Augusta Baily Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

B.A. - 1980

Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

BV® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM

Professional Associations and Memberships

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Lakeland Bar Association

Brandon Bar Association, Former President

Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section

Member of Community Association Institute (CAI)

American Bar Association

Certified Civil Mediator

American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)

Florida Trial Lawyers Association

The Florida Bar

Pro Bono Activities

Leadership Brandon Alumni

Board of Directors, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Former Member

School Board Member, St. Joseph's Catholic School

Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Counsel 2505, Lakeland, Florida

Member, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lakeland, Florida

Former President, Brandon Bar Association

North Lakeland Rotary Club

Adjunct Professor at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

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