William S. Adams
WV Personal Injury Litigation
Mr. Adams has devoted a majority of his practice as a trial lawyer to personal injury civil trial litigation and appellate work. In that context, Mr. Adams has represented physicians, veterinarians, engineers and architects in professional and medical malpractice actions, throughout the state of West Virginia. He has also represented individuals and businesses in a diverse array of trial litigation matters, including personal injury claims, property damage cases, and business and employment disputes. He has a very successful trial record representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in professional negligence, wrongful death, car accident, personal injury, coal-mining accidents, car and truck accidents, products liability, employment discrimination, business litigation and wrongful discharge cases.
Mr Adams has represented businesses in litigation matters arising out of contracts and transactions with other businesses, unfair competition and, and in the context of employee lawsuits. Mr Adams has appeared in courts throughout the state of West Virginia and in South-Western Pennsylvania. He frequently handles litigation cases in Morgantown, Kingwood, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Weston, Philippi, Buchannon, Elkins, Romney, Parkersburg and Charleston West Virginia, and Uniontown, Waynesburg, Washington and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Business and Corporate Law
Mr. Adams has worked with businesses in preparation of organizational documents, such as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and operation and leasing agreements as well as non-compete and other employment and HR-related documents. In all of his contract and transactional work, Mr. Adams believes that careful and detailed planning and comprehensive consultation with his clients is essential to obtaining the best results for his clients. With that foundation, Mr. Adams is able to draft documents that are sensible, in his client’s best interests, and custom tailored to his client’s particular needs and goals.
WV Divorce & Child Custody Law
Mr. Adams handles divorce, custody, and support cases. As a single father and co-parent to his son, he has a very pragmatic view of the implications of divorce and custody and how they affect the parents and children. Mr. Adams brings this common sense approach to his handling of domestic and family law cases. He also understands that his clients deserve not only compassion and integrity through the process, but zealous and committed advocacy on their behalf in these matters as the results will have an immense lasting impact on their lives. If you are just getting married and are concerned about protecting your rights, assets and property, Mr. Adams can provide legal guidance and drafting of prenuptial agreements before marriage.
Mr. Adams has completed the Basic and the Advanced Mediation training courses offered by the West Virginia State Bar, and has practiced before most of the judges in the Northern half of West Virginia and in some counties in South Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Adams brings his considerable litigation and trial experience to the mediation table, and is committed to helping your client’s resolve their disputes in a sensible forum.
Bar & Court Admissions:
West Virginia, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia