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William Scott Adams

Car accident Attorney at Morgantown, WV

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    We help injured parties throughout West Virginia who have been hurt in car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, including those involving pedestrians and cyclists, and suffered serious and catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one.

    24 years, 500 cases

  2. Wrongful death
    20%
    We help victims of wrongful death who have lost a loved one because of the negligence and wrongful conduct of another party obtain fair recoveries throughout West Virginia.

    24 years, 100 cases

  3. Brain injury
    10%
    We help victims of brain injuries and TBI who were injured as a result of the negligence of another party - typically in the context of an auto accident, motorcycle accident or trucking accident. We help WV victims and families obtain fair awards.

    24 years, 50 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%
    Attorney Adams defended physicians, hospitals, and medical care providers before starting Adams Legal Group. Now he brings that extensive knowledge and experience of the medical malpractice industry to represent those injured by medical negligence.

    24 years, 100 cases

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    We help riders who have been seriously injured and family members of those who have been wrongfully killed while riding in motorcycle accidents throughout the State of West Virginia.

    24 years, 100 cases

  6. Personal injury
    10%
    We are a Morgantown WV personal injury firm. We represent injured parties and fight for you to get the compensation that you deserve. Please note all of the other specific practice areas that further encompass our personal injury practice areas.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Trucking accident
    10%
    We help victims of tractor trailer accidents in West Virginia obtain fair settlements and awards against the big trucking defendants and their insurance companies. We have the experience to prove your claim.

    24 years, 100 cases

  8. Criminal defense
    5%
    Adams Legal Group, PLLC provides competent criminal defense representation in WV. We handle alcohol crimes, burglary, felony drug charges, violent crimes (malicious wounding, murder) and many other types of misdemeanor and felony charges in WV.

    24 years, 250 cases

  9. Family
    5%
    Adams Legal Group dedicates a portion of its practice to helping people who are struggling through the challenges and trauma of divorce and child custody disputes. We are ardent advocates on behalf of our clients in these most troubling of times.

    24 years, 100 cases

At Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyer, we will handle your personal injury legal matter with the utmost of integrity, a high level of experience and the dedication that your case deserves. Our West Virginia personal injury attorneys routinely handle all of the following types of serious injury claims throughout the State of WV:

  • automobile accidents,
  • truck accidents,
  • motorcycle accidents,
  • accidents involving pedestrians,
  • accidents involving cyclists,
  • industrial accidents,
  • wrongful death,
  • brain injuries and TBI claims,
  • medical malpractice and
  • other serious and catastrophic injuries. 

In all serious and catastrophic injury cases, we will come to you to make working with our lawyers and pursuing your claim easier on you and your family. We also employ the latest technologies to allow for video conference meetings to consult about your case and throughout representation during the handling of your claims. We offer free initial consultations, free claim evaluations, and no-up-front-fee representation in all personal injury, accident and wrongful death cases.  We will work with you to get you the results, settlements and awards that you desire, even if that means taking your case all the way to a jury trial!

Our Morgantown, WV law firm also provides legal services in the Morgantown and surrounding North-Central WV areas through our family law and criminal defense law practice groups.

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Licensed for 23 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 02/01/2023
State PA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact William

Adams Legal Group, PLLC - WV Accident & Wrongful Death Lawyers
68 Clay Street, Suite A
Morgantown, WV, 26501

Reviews

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Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015
Kristen Antolini - Amazing Lawyer
I want to commend Kristen Antolini from Adams Legal Group for doing a tremendous job representing my son on legal issues with many charges at WVU. She was more than accommodating, went out of her way to make numerous phone calls to me and my son explaining everything and I was 100% comfortable using her and the results were better than expected. The price she charged me was considerably less than other lawyers I contacted and I would recommend her to anyone for any legal matter especially if your child runs into issues of any kind at WVU. I can not say enough about her professionalism, her ability to explain and to put you at ease and the results she created. Regards, Paul A
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Posted by Anne | November 1, 2013
Representing WVU student for citation by City of Morgantown and student code violation
Kristen Antolini represented my son for a citation issued by the City of Morgantown, that was also a violation of the WVU student code of conduct and required a hearing before the Student Conduct Board. She was extremely assessible and knowledgeable of both processes. It was a great relief to know my son was in good hand since we were miles away. She even picked him up for his 8 a.m. hearing at the City! Both issues were resolved with the best possible outcome and Kristen did a great job!
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Posted by TE | July 31, 2012
"An Excellent Attorney!"
Mr. Adams recently assisted me on a legal matter and I found him to be helpful, focused and understanding. Mr. Adams was very upfront with me and answered every question in a way that was easy to understand. Mr. Adams gave me clear and accurate information which provided me with the knowledge that I needed to make the right decision for my family. I know that if I need further legal assistance or if any of my friends need assistance that we will use Adams Legal Group.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2012
Excellent
Words can't express how grateful I am for the help of this law firm. They helped me during a very difficult time and give me the support I needed. Thank you Mr. Adams. You were very generous with you time and expertise. Your service is unmatched!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2012
I highly recommend Adams Legal Group.
If you are in need of legal representation, look no further! Mr. Adams is knowledgeable, professional and he always returned my calls in a timely matter. Based on my experience, I am confident to say that his attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients will ensure your satisfaction with his company. -T.H.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2011
Excellent medical malpractice lawyer.
Responsive, very informed and informative. He did an excellent job representing me in my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adams Legal Group, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Bailey & Glasser
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Partner
  • MacCorkle Lavender Casey & Sweeney
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Supervising Writ Clerk
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate Attorney
  • Huddleston Bolen Beatty Porter & Copen
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • West Virginia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • State v. John Doe
  • Not guilty on battery, guilty of harassment
  • Secure U.S. v. Windstream
  • Verdict in favor of Windstream; appeal denied
  • Holehouse v. Marion County Board of Education
  • Defense verdict on behalf of my client.
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Associations

  • West Virginia Junior College
  • Advisory Board
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • JustAnswer.com
  • Verified Personal Injury Expert
  • 2012 - Present
  • JustAnswer.com
  • Verified Business Law Expert
  • 2012 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of West Virginia
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Licensed
  • 2004 - Present
  • USAT
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Licensed
  • 2001 - Present
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Licensed
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Licensed
  • 1999 - Present
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Licensed
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • BNI - Mountaineer Chapter
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Morgantown Multisport
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2015
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
  • West Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Student Chapter
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Winning DUI Cases
  • Your DUI Pro
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer- Nominee
  • Legal Force
  • 2012
  • Lead Cousel Ratng
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2012
  • Anatomy of a Superstar Deposition
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 2011
  • TRIAL EVIDENCE: ARTISTRY & ADVOCACY
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • 2011
  • Electronic Document Filing
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • 2010
  • Killer Cross Exams of Expert Witnesses
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Advanced DepositionTechniques
  • Practicing Law Institute
  • 2010
  • Advanced Medition Training
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • 2001
  • Basic Mediation Taining
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • 2000
  • Moot Court Honorary Board
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 1999
  • Lugar Trial Association
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • 1999
  • Dean's List
  • West Virginia University
  • 1996
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • West Virginia University
  • 1996
  • President's List
  • West Virginia University
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • AIG Insurance, Chadds Ford - In-house Presentation
  • Best Practices
  • 2007
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. - in-house presentation
  • Claims Handling Best Practices
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (23)
Endorse William
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Adams is an excellent attorney and a true professional. We have consulted on several matters including personal injury accident cases and auto accident cases. His knowledge and experience with complicated claims is quickly apparent. I recommend him highly for personal injury and auto accident matters."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Adams. He is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adams is a fine lawyer with extensive experience in trial law and with wide knowledge about the local area and legal environment. He is responsive to his clients and their needs are his preeminent concern."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a very smart and capable lawyer. He also cares very much about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Adams is highly experienced and very well respected in the community. I strongly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. Adams through his activity on Avvo. Mr. Adams is highly knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and I always learn something from his responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Adams. He consistently gives sound legal advice, showing not only that he knows the requirements of the law, but that he has a good grasp of practical matters that might impact a case. I'd be confident in referring a potential client to him, or in hiring him myself."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend Mr. Adams to anyone in need of a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney. He is an experienced litigator with expertise in a number of related fields, which gives him the added edge above his peers."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Adams is an exceptional attorney with a superb knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Adams is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Business Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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