At the Law Offices of Philip B. Adams, LLC, Mr. Adams is an aggressive and relentless litigator. In handling cases, he tries to look at every fact and detail. He is meticulous and understands that what the other side presents is often only one part of the overall story of a case. He fully investigates and evaluates evidence in an effort to approach any legal issue that he handles for a client in the best possible manner that he can. In criminal and injury cases, he works hard to secure and present all evidence favorable to a client’s case. Mr. Adams works to obtain the best results he possibly can on behalf of each person that he represents. At our office, Mr. Adams works closely with support staff as a team to advance every case. If you are in need of a firm that will strive to provide relentless representation, our office can work to make a difference.
Mr. Philip Adams is licensed to practice law in all state courts in the State of Louisiana, the Western District of Louisiana in federal court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Adams has been a Louisiana native for his entire life. Mr. Adams grew up in Marthaville, Louisiana, in rural Natchitoches Parish with four brothers, a mother who was a homemaker, and a father who was a small business owner. His parents instilled in him a hard work ethic that he has carried with him into his law practice.
Mr. Adams graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in Natchitoches, Louisiana, as class valedictorian. Following high school, Mr. Adams graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a degree in mathematics with summa cum laude honors, the highest academic honor one can receive at a college graduation. Following university, he attended the Louisiana State University Law Center and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree and a Diploma in Comparative Law in 2015.
During his time in law school, he academically excelled in criminal law classes, earning CALI awards for highest grades in Advanced Topics in Criminal Law, Sentencing Law, and Corporate & White Collar Crime Law. While in law school, Mr. Adams participated in the Louisiana State University Prosecution Clinic, in which he worked as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Hillar Moore, the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. While in the clinic, he received intensive instruction in criminal prosecution techniques and assisted in the prosecution of misdemeanors and felonies. Spending over two years working with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office as a law clerk and, for some time, as a Special Assistant District Attorney, he was introduced to courtroom procedure, refined his legal research skills, helped prosecutors prepare criminal cases, processed criminal evidence, and assisted prosecutors.
After law school and his time as a Special Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Adams was offered a job as an associate attorney with the criminal defense law firm of Damico & Stockstill in Baton Rouge, LA, where he practiced for over two years. While practicing in south Louisiana, he learned from two reputable and experienced criminal defense attorneys in Louisiana.
Following his time with the firm of Damico & Stockstill, Mr. Adams decided to return to northwest Louisiana to be closer to his roots and family. Upon his return, he worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Elton B. Richey & Associates, LLC, a criminal defense and personal injury law firm in Shreveport, Louisiana. While working with the firm for over a year, Mr. Adams further refined his legal skills and obtained experience in the courtrooms in northwest Louisiana. Upon his boss’s retirement, Mr. Adams decided that it was time to open his own law firm to serve his community and created Law Offices of Philip B. Adams, LLC.
Mr. Adams practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury law. In criminal defense, he has experience in trials, appeals, and post-conviction proceedings in a broad range of criminal cases. Furthermore, he has broad experience in handling expungements to help clients clear their criminal records. Mr. Adams has handled sex offender registration issues. Mr. Adams has defended against protective orders on behalf of clients. Mr. Adams has defended factually innocent clients. Mr. Adams is passionate about the work that he does in defending clients and strives to give clients the best representation that he can. Believing that all Americans are entitled to the fullest protections of the Constitution and law, he vigorously works to defend clients through complete investigation of the factual issues in every case, through legal research, through motion filing, and through negotiations or trials when appropriate.
In personal injury representation, Mr. Adams works hard to make clients whole and help them get deserved compensation for the injuries that they sustain. At-fault drivers and insurance companies may fight to diminish how much compensation they provide to injury victims. However, Mr. Adams fights on behalf of his personal injury clients in such situations to make sure that their interests are fully heard and represented.
Mr. Adams is comfortable in a courtroom and works to be strategic about interacting with judges and opposing counsel to obtain the best results that he can on behalf of clients. Regardless of what the issues are, he strives to maintain open and honest communication with clients and strives to deliver strong representation to help them get through often difficult circumstances.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, being in the outdoors, running, calisthenics, volunteering in the community, and spending time with family and friends.
Philip B. Adams - Attorney at Law