Mr. Adams is a trial lawyer emphasizing complex civil trials in the areas of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour cases, civil rights, insurance bad faith, and serious injuries. He is regularly asked to teach lawyers in continuing education events.
He has tried fifty eight (58) civil jury trials to verdict in eight counties during his thirty plus years as a lawyer including one where he obtained a judgment in excess of $500,000 for a client in Los Angeles County Superior Court following an eight day jury trial in a same sex harassment discrimination case against the law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, one of the U.S.'s 50 largest law firms.
In a 2006 case in a San Joaquin County Superior Court case entitled the Chargin v. Stockton Port District. Mr. Adams was hired by the Port Commission as trial counsel in what turned out to be a three month jury trial involving nineteen plaintiffs who claimed 7.5 million dollars in damages resulting from the Port's alleged maintenance of a nuisance. The jury returned 38 defense verdicts on behalf of Mr. Adams' client.
Mr. Adams again represented the Stockton Port District in Federal District Court in Sacramento and obtained a $600,000 settlement against one of the Port's insurance carriers, CNA who denied a covered claim.
Areas of Law
Discrimination Disability Discrimination FMLA CFRA ADA Sexual Harassment Pregnancy Discrimination Retaliatory Discharge Whistleblower Litigation Hostile Work Environment Wage/hour disputes including break time and unpaid overtime Gender Discrimination Race Discrimination Age Discrimination Religious Discrimination Wrongful Termination Labor and Employment Wage and Hour Law Severance Agreements Employment Contracts Unemployment Personal (Bodily) Injury Insurance Bad Faith (unreasonable denial of claim by your insurance company)
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Class of 1977, J.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, Class of 1974, B.A., History, with High Honors
Associations & Memberships
San Joaquin County (President, 1986-1987) State Bar of California Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada, Recipient, President's Award, 2004 (Board Member, 1995-2004) California Defense Counsel (Member, Board of Directors, 1999-2010) American Board of Trial Advocates (Rank of Advocate) California Employment Lawyers Association