Abraham C. Banks, Esquire, is a law partner and an owner of Ayres, Cluster, Collins & Banks. Abraham handles cases involving tragic injuries and wrongful death caused by others’ negligence. Abraham joined the firm on March 1, 2006 and has assisted countless individuals and families with their personal injury and wrongful death cases. Abraham enjoys communicating with his clients and provides his personal cell phone number to all his clients so they can text or call him any time.
Abraham 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, Abraham was selected to serve as the 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 and field.
After graduating from the Academy, Abraham 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. Abraham was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2003. Abraham 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, Abraham 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, Abraham was accepted to the University of Florida, Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL and began his legal studies. Abraham graduated early from law school by attending summer classes. He achieved the distinction of graduating with a Doctor of Law cum laude, or “with honors.”
While in law school, Abraham honed his legal skills by working as an intern for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Marion County, FL. Despite job offers at prominent law firms in Florida, Abraham selected employment with Ayres Cluster Law Firm because he found the attorneys to be true mentors. Abraham passed the Florida Bar examination on the first attempt and was sworn-in as a member of the Florida Bar on April 19, 2006. Abraham 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. Abraham is also a past president of the Marion County Bar Association.
A devout Catholic, he attends mass at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. He enjoys classic cars, golf, UF sports, and NASCAR. Abraham is happily married, has a young daughter, and two Yorkshire Terrier dogs named Frankie and Ty. Abraham believes: “It’s what you do, not what you say you will do that counts in life.”