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.