Mr. Adams has practiced law for over thirty years and had been licensed in Kentucky, Indiana and Massachusetts. Mr. Adams is a 1974 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law and started his legal career in a dual role as a prosecutor and handling complex civil litigation. He has practiced at all levels of the court system, including the United States Supreme Court. He has likewise practiced before state, local, and federal administrative agencies, including state public service commissions and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has represented private businesses and been legal counsel for local economic development agencies in the public sector. He has been trained as a mediator, concentrating in resolution of disputes related to technology and the computer industry.
He was president of The Entrepreneur Society, and a co-founder of the Bluegrass Inventors Guild. He served on the Board of Directors of KNITE (Kentucky Network of Information Technology Enterprises) until it merged with the Advanced Technology Council (ATC) and has served on the Board of the successor organization, the Technology Network of the Greater Louisville Region (TeN), as well as on the Board of The Venture Club of Louisville.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law and also volunteers his time as a counselor and Certified Mentor with the Louisville chapter of SCORE, a resource partner of the United States Small Business Administration.
He is the principal of a business consulting company, and is a founding equity member and has served as a member of the executive committee of Intellas, a multi-disciplinary technology and business management consulting company.
He has lectured on subjects including formation of businesses, entrepreneurship,
business litigation, and the use of limited liability companies as a business
strategy and an estate planning technique, and on social media forensics and
ethics for attorneys. He has frequently presented
seminars to various industry groups, including the Kentucky Bar Association,
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, Louisville Bar Association, and other
organizations on technology problems and solutions, as well as on e-commerce and
business management issues for lawyers. He has
taught an adult education course for the Jefferson County Public Schools on "Entrepreneuring"
and starting a small business.
A major area of his practice involves representation of entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses, which are embarking on or engaged in issues relating to electronic commerce.