W. Michael AdamsShreveport, Louisiana
Mr. Adams' practice involves civil and commercial litigation, natural resources, insurance, labor and employment law, toxic torts and products liability. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from McNeese State University and his law degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and Omicron Delta Kappa and served as Associate Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Adams served as law clerk to Honorable Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., Chief U.S. District Judge, Western District of Louisiana. He was admitted to practice in 1973 and joined the firm in 1974. Mr. Adams has tried cases in the state and federal courts in Louisiana and other states and at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He has appeared before the Louisiana appellate courts, the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court (as co-counsel). He is a member of the American (Member, Litigation, Tort and Insurance and Labor and Employment Sections), Louisiana (Assistant Bar Examiner, 1985-2002), Shreveport (Program Chairman, 1981; CLE Chairman, 2002) and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Litigation Lawyer Award 2015). He is serving on the Board of Trustees of the LSU Law Alumni Association and is a member of the Chancellor's Council of the LSU Law Center. Mr. Adams has also been active in community endeavors. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana (2005-07) and is presently Chairman of the VOA Endowment Committee. He has also served as President (1993-94) and Vice President (1991-92) of the Governing Board of the Red River Arts Festival; as Chairman of the Administrative Board, a member of the Board of Trustees and is an active Sunday School teacher of The First United Methodist Church of Shreveport; on the Board of the Cotillion Club of Shreveport (President, 1998; Vice President, 1997); and is a sustaining member of The Community Foundation of North Louisiana. He has also served as a volunteer with the Shreveport Juvenile Justice Program and the VOA Lighthouse
Bachelor of Science
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