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Chad Adams is a trial lawyer who represents victims of medical negligence. He has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his firm’s clients through settlements and verdicts, including a $10,000,000 jury verdict in Jefferson County, Ga. As a result, Chad is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Prior to founding Davis Adams, Chad was a litigator at Alston & Bird, LLP and served as a contributor to the Georgia Appellate Practice Handbook.

Chad received his J.D., cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Tennessee College of Law where he was twice a member of the National Moot Court Team and received numerous academic awards, including induction into the Order of the Barristers. During law school, Chad won the College of Law’s Advocates Prize competition twice, earning the award for Best Brief and Best Oralist. In addition to his J.D., Chad holds a M.M. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Mississippi.

In addition to his law practice, Chad has been actively involved with Service Juris since 2005, serving as co-chair from 2009 through 2014. Service Juris brings legal professionals together to complete a yearly service project in the Atlanta area. Chad also regularly assists Hands on Atlanta in its work around Atlanta, and is an active supporter of the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Chad is a husband and father to four daughters.

Chad is a member of the Georgia, Atlanta and DeKalb Bar Associations. He and his family are actively involved at Christ the King Cathedral. In addition, Chad is an avid triathlete and CrossFitter. He has completed two half-ironman triathlons, four marathons and countless other shorter distance races. He holds the Level 1 and Endurance CrossFit certifications.

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  • JD, University of Tennessee
  • MM, University of Southern Mississippi
  • BA, University of Mississippi


  • State Bar of Ga.
  • Supreme Court of Ga.
  • All Ga. Trial Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ga.
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  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Professional Negligence Section, American Association for Justice
  • Champion Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Section, DeKalb Bar Association
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member)

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Georgia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. 

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Resolving Healthcare Liens
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Ga.,
Presenter—August 2014

Expert Testimony in Premises Liability Cases
Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta, Ga.,

Publication: Georgia Appellate Practice Handbook
Alston & Bird, 2006—contributor