Abraham C. Banks
Abraham C. Banks, Esquire, is a Law Partner and an Owner of Ayres Cluster Law Firm. Called “Abe” by his clients, friends, and family, he handles cases involving tragic injuries and wrongful death caused by the negligence of others. Abe joined the Firm on March 1, 2006 and has assisted countless individuals and families with their personal injury and wrongful death cases. Abe enjoys communicating with his clients and provides his personal cell phone number to all of his clients for texting or calling him at anytime.
Abe attended undergraduate studies at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. In 1998, he graduated first in his class on the military precedence list and with academic high honors earning a bachelor of science degree in Government. While at the Academy in his senior year, Abe was selected to serve as top ranking cadet called the “Regimental Commander.” He also completed an internship in the U.S. Senate, spent a semester at the U.S. Military Academy as an “exchange cadet” earning a 4.0 G.P.A., and was a four-year letter winner in Track & Field.
After graduation from the Academy, Abe served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for five years and obtained the rank of Lieutenant, O-3. He served as a Leadership Instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Deck Watch Officer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LAUREL, and for the Atlantic Area Commander. He earned a U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal for his service to America. Abe was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2003. Abe is proud to be a military veteran and for the opportunity to have served our great Nation in uniform.
While in the U.S. Coast Guard, Abe attended night classes at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and obtained a master’s degree in public administration with a 3.92 GPA.
In July 2003, Abe was accepted to the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL and began his legal studies. Abe graduated early from law school by attending summer classes. He achieved the distinction of graduating with a Doctorate of Law Cum Laude or “with honors.”
While in law school, Abe honed his legal skills by working as an intern for Fifth Judicial Circuit in Marion County, FL. Despite job offers at prominent law firms throughout the State of Florida, Abe selected employment with Ayres Cluster Law Firm. Abe passed the Florida Bar Examination on the first attempt and was sworn-in as a member of the Florida Bar on April 19, 2006. Abe was also sworn-in as a bar member of the United States District Court, Middle District and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Abe is a Past President of the Marion County Bar Association and is a member of Business Networking International. A devout Catholic, he attends mass at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. He enjoys Gator sports, golf, classic cars and NASCAR. Abe is happily married, has a young daughter, and two Yorkshire Terrier dogs named “Frankie” and “Ty.” Abe’s personal philosophy is: “It’s what you do, not what you say you will do that counts in life.”