Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. - medical malpractice defense

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Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A.
1030 West Canton Ave., Ste 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-378-4762
Toll Free: 888-839-7596
Fax: 407-628-3848
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Who We Are:

A Florida
General and Insurance
Defense Litigation 
Law Firm.

Who We Serve:

Businesses and Professionals
Throughout Florida.

Cheryl A. Ward

Cheryl A. Ward

Winter Park, Florida
Cheryl was born in Hagerstown, Maryland. She earned a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) degree, cum laude, in International Business and Trade Administration from Florida Atlantic University and her law degree from the Stetson University College of Law where she was the recipient of the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.
Following graduation, Cheryl worked as an assistant public defender in the Office of the Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit, where she continued her pro bono work by educating the public about the sealing and expungement of criminal records. She also worked as an associate at Rhodes Law P.A., before joining Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A. in 2019.
Cheryl’s practice is devoted to medical malpractice litigation.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2019

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Medical Malpractice/Health Care Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2018


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida Atlantic Univeristy, Boca Raton, Florida
    • B.B.A., B.S. cum laude - 2017
    • Major: International Business & Trade Administration


  • Seal and expunge criminal records, CareerSource, Brevard Achievement Center, 2018 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • President, Maritime Law Society, 2016 - 2017
  • Vice Chair, ABA Maritime and Admiralty Committee, 2016 - Present
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, Stetson University College of Law, 2017 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Brevard Co. Assn. of Women Lawyers, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Admiralty & Maritime Comm., 2016 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • Rhodes Law, P.A., Associate, 2018 - 2019
  • Office of the Public Defender 18th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 2017 - 2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Teaching public about the seeing and expungement of criminal records, 2018 - Present
  • Gulf Coast Legal Services, 2015 - Present

The attorneys of Adams Hall Schieffelin & Smith, P.A., represent clients in general and insurance defense litigation throughout Florida, including in Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Lakeland, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Titusville, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Winter Haven, Kissimmee, Tavares, Leesburg, Ocala, Brevard County and Orange County.