Morgan Adams
Law Offices of Morgan Adams
The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Licensed in: Tennessee & Georgia 

Law School: Graduated from Gergia State University College of Law in 1989
Undergraduate Degree: Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1985

Martindale-Hubbell and other legal ratings:
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
AVVO 10/10
Repeatedly selected as MidSouth SuperLawyer for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury (Trucking) Practice (limited to the top 5% of lawyers in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Top 100 Tennessee SuperLawyers 2014
Selected multiple years as a LawDragon 500 Finalist, limited to the top 3,000 lawyers amongst all legal areas in America

Trucking specific organizations and leadership positions and awards:
Past Chair AAJ Truck Litigation Group, Past Chair AAJ Bus Litigation Group. First and only lawyer in the United States to receive the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group “Lifetime Achievement” Award, July 2012. Repeatedly selected as one of the top one hundred plaintiff’s lawyers in Tennessee by The American Trial Lawyers Association. See:; Awarded the American Association for Justice’s Wiedemann & Wysocki Award, July 2010. The award is given to lawyers “for commitment to their profession and support for improving the civil justice system;” Certified as a Diplomate, American Association for Justice, 2011 (fewer than 200 lawyers in the United States had this distinction at the time of Certification). Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board to Trial Advocacy.  In 2014 received the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, Education Excellence and Mentor Award, “For outstanding and tireless public service educating and assisting lawyers who represent victims of unsafe truck operators.”

Law Organizations and leadership and awards:
President, Advantage Hunter, Hunter Museum of American Art, 1995-1996; President, Chattanooga Pachyderm Club, 1998; Vice-Chairman Hamilton County Republican Party, 1997-1999; Board Member, Memorial Business Development Council, Memorial Hospital, 1997- 2001; Graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, Class of 1999; Board of Directors, North Shore Chamber of Commerce, 1999-2001; Treasurer, The Retired Officers’ Association of Chattanooga, 2001-2; President, Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association 2002-3; Member, Board of Governors, Tennessee Association for Justice, 2002 to 2014; Tennessee; Member, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 to present; Member, The Taos Group; Chair, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2009-10; The Justices Ray L. Brock, Jr.-Robert E. Cooper American Inn of Court, 2008 to 2013; Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2007 to date;  American Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2009-11; Chair, American Association for Justice, Sole Practitioner and Small Firms Section, 2011-2012; Treasurer, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2015-6; Member, Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee (SLGCC), American Association for Justice, 2012 to present; Chair, Section Leaders Council (SLC), American Association for Justice, 2014 to present. Chair, American Association for Justice, Bus Litigation Group, 2015-6

Notable Results:
2015: Trucking case tried in Florida federal court. Case resolved for more than policy limits. Cases resolved in AZ, DE, GA, KY, MI, TN, TX, and WI 
2014: Cases resolved in AL, AZ, CA, GA, NM, TN, TX, WI, and VT
2012: Largest punitive damages verdict against a drunk driver in the history of Tennessee: $9.25 Million Dollars

Additional Information:
Author, “Negligence Per Se in Trucking Litigation,” Truck Accident Litigation (3rd Ed.), American Bar Association, Laura Ruhl, Editor
Co-Author, “Investigating the Case,” Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit (4th Ed.), Trial Guides
Author, Spoliation in Trucking Cases, Docket, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2012
Author, The New Rules in Trucking Discovery, Trial Magazine, American Association for  Justice, February 2011
Multiple national presentations on truck and bus wrecks, brain and spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22.5 years. 
Married with three children.
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