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Brent Adams

Personal injury Attorney at Raleigh, NC

4.8   63 reviews

Licensed for 50 years

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North Carolina personal injury lawyer Brenton D. Adams has represented individuals against insurance companies since 1973.

Mr. Adams is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocacy Forum. He has been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in North Carolina by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Adams has given lectures to trial lawyers at numerous seminars dealing with trial advocacy and trial practice issues. Among the trial lawyer organizations at which Mr. Adams has lectured are the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, The North Carolina Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Wake Forest University School of Law, ATLAS Lawyers Group and the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Seminar.

He has written articles for legal publications and institutions including Wake Forest Law Review, North Carolina Bar Association and American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). In addition, he has authored books for consumers dealing with motor vehicle injury claims, workers' compensation law and medical malpractice.

The personal injury and accident attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates represent people who were injured or disabled as a result of an accident. Brent Adams & Associates' accident and personal injury attorneys recognize that our clients and their families are usually under severe financial stress from expensive medical treatment and lost work. Our law firm works hard to make sure claims are paid promptly and at full value. We handle all types of personal injury cases, the most common are car accidents. Automobile collisions are not the only cases in which personal injury claims arise. We routinely handle many other types of personal injury cases including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, dog bites, slip and fall, insurance disputes, construction accidents, daycare abuse, asbestos exposure, motorcycle accidents and more.

 

He is a former vice president of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and past State Delegate to the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).

Mr. Adams is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

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Licensed for 50 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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Brent Adams & Associates
8222 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC, 27613
Brent Adams & Associates
1300 Pamalee Drive, Suite A
Fayetteville, NC, 28303
Brent Adams & Associates
119 Lucknow Square
Dunn, NC, 28334
Brent Adams & Associates
105 E Massachusetts Ave
Southern Pines, NC, 28387
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  63 customer reviews
Posted by Sylvia | June 7, 2010
Thank you Brent Adams;
Thank you Brent Adams & Associates for all your help, patience and al all the good work ALL put in for me. If I ever need a GREAT!! lawyer it will certainlly be Brent Adams who won my case for me and did for me more than I would ever have thought a Lawyer would do. I am telling all my friends if you need a GREAT! lawyer to call Brent Adams. P. S. I want to thank Michelle for all her help. She has been very patient with me. love all you guys.
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Posted by Jimmy | May 6, 2013
Beneficial legal advice
When I lost my job about two years ago, my wife and I were devastated. We were struggling financially and did not know where to turn. I eventually contacted Brent Adams. He listened to our problem and was so understanding. He gave us excellent advice and has guided us through the whole situation. I don't know what we would have done without his help. We will be forever grateful!
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Posted by Deggie | May 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Harkins of Brent & Adams
In October of 2017, I was traveling on US 421, when I approached a work zone lane taper. I was struck from behind by a vehicle which caused a chain reaction involving four vehicles. Brent Adams and Associates agreed to take my case and worked diligently on the case with periodic updates throughout. This year the case was finally settled through litigation, and I was very pleased with Lawyer Harkins' handling of the litigation process. He was personable, made me feel comfortable, and explained each aspect of the negotiations. I certainly do recommend the use of Brent Adams to others who need a good law firm.
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Posted by Taylor | July 28, 2020
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Advice
Thank You Attorney Brent Adams for steering Me in the right direction. Although the office doesn't handle Family Law your referral helped enormously in the process of adopting my first child. April Gaulden Thank you for your professionalism and kindness when I called the office.
Posted by barbara | March 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Jennings
Mr. Jennings helped us with a disability claim that had been turned down twice. We got a partially favorable decision. He is a very good lawyer and makes you feel very comfortable. Kendra Evans is our "go to" person in the office and very helpful.
Posted by Dalarie | February 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Greatest firm ever
Everytime we have needed legal experience, Brent Adams offices have always came out with winning results, very personalized service, love this office of law and fair justice.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for this firm
I have been working with this firm for a little over a year and I’m so thankful that they were able to handle my case. We got the victory!!!!!
Posted by Delma | December 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Vance Jennings is the best
First let me say ty. You won my case. I fought 11 years to get approved for disability. I've been denied multiple times, even had one of the tv lawyers Hardison and Cochran. They never took time where you did. You were always prompt with replying to my messages and questions. When I was hospitalized you sent get well messages. Even though the judge ruled I became disabled on the day of my hearing and there was no back pay. You still done your job, and won't get paid because of the grid rules, ( me turning 50)You have such compassion and understanding for your clients. I thank you so much for what you have done. May God bless you always. Delma Bordeaux Fayetteville NC
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Posted by Terry | December 9, 2019
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Great News
I was very satisfied with Vance Jennings handling my case so that I received a fully favorable decision. I felt that Vance and his team worked diligently to get this decision.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
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Vince Jennings
I most definitely will recommend Mr. Vince Jennings to anyone. Although, I know it was along process due to my case I want to thank you for winning my case with a fair deal.Awesome job!
Posted by Erthadean Jones | September 19, 2019
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Dean
I was in car accident and I called Brent Adams for help and that’s what I got Thanks for the help
Posted by Ana Benitez | July 11, 2019
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Personal injury attorney
Local office locates in Dunn, NC. I have been here before a few years back with my husband to handle his case and everyone treated us very nice and the case went smooth and easy and fast. Now I have come back due to an accident. They are wonderful people that treated well and with respect. They work with you and answer all questions you have as well as guidance throughout the process.
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Posted by Janet | July 8, 2019
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love this firm
I recently went through some financial difficulty and uncertainty, I almost lost my house, i was scared and not sure what to do until i talked to Kimberly at brent adams and associates, she listened to what I had to say and cared about my situation and went above and Beyond the Call of Duty, helping me to understand my rights and options to help me get back on track long story short she was an angel that blessed us and helped me through the bankruptcy process.. love this firm
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Posted by Cynda | May 6, 2019
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Thank you Vance Jennings
Thank you so much, you were very helpful and took time to explain to me things I didn't understand n u fought for me to win my case. I would recommend you to anyone that needs help. Thank you for everything.
Posted by SHampton | April 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Number 1 in my book
I obtained Atty. Vance Jennings to help me get my Social Security and he did exactly that! I was very pleased with how he handle my case during the process of waiting on a hearing. I would go in the Dunn Office with paperwork that I had questions about and they were answered and phone calls returned. I’m very pleased with his services and have already recommended someone else to obtain Atty. Jennings at Brent Adams and Associates. The staff was very helpful and again, he is NUMBER 1 in my book. If you’re looking for a GREAT Disability Atty is is definitely the one!!! Thank You Atty. Jennings for your HARDWORK!
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Posted by Pretty In Pink Ministry | April 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!!
Brent Adams is a very knowledgeable attorney. My daughter got into an accident with an uninsured driver and we consulted him on what our options were and what he suggested was the best form of action. He gave us very helpful advice. In addition, he is a great pillar in the community. He donates to various business and has just recently become a annual sponsor for "Pretty In Pink Ministry," which is a non-profit organization that helps cancer patients. Brent Adams is just a great individual all-round and I'm glad that he was able to help my daughter and is a member of my community.
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Posted by Darcin B. | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The Law Firm As A Whole Was GREAT!
I had Atty. Jennings and the case went by very fast. The best birthday gift ever and I was very pleased to have the hearing and it didn’t take long in the hearing for me to be approved. I would recommend Brent Adams and Associates the way that I was treated as far a client and didn’t have problems with speaking to his Paralegal team about my case. This law firm goes above and beyond to assist the clients and handling their situations.
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Posted by MHargrove | April 17, 2019
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A client of Brent Adams and Associates for years!
I’ve been knowing Mr. Adams for over 30 years and he was represented and WON cases for me many times. He’s a honest man and one that I refer many clients too. It’s nothing for me to walk in his Dunn Office and he’s willing to help me or my family with a situation. Atty. Brent is well respected and I’ll always contact him for my legal needs. His Staff is always friendly and I know Atty. Sheila Chavis as well.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2019
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LoveGOD1st
To say that I’m very pleased with the outcome I’m very pleased. This has been a long journey with SSA for my child to receive Social Security. There was a lot of odds against my child but, we won the case! Atty. Jennings went above and beyond for us. But, you have to be patient is a because it is a virtue, consistent and wait for the reward. You Must TRUST your Lawyer and TRUST yourself as a PARENT. His loyalty was MORE than Wonderful to me and my FAMILY! I would highly recommended Brent Adams and Associates Atty. Vance Jennings because he listens to you and he fights for you and listens to your concerns, the rewarding thing to us was that he listened and engaged with our concerns. It was definitely a team effort and Atty. Jennings came in like a CALVARY- I truly have given GOD the GLORY because it’s been a long time coming. Atty. Jennings read every medical record and he was VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about things in my child’s file, he was able to resight back to me and add things that was in the file without even having the file in front of him. Thank You April, Kendra, Ashley, Sheila, and Everyone At Brent Adams and Associates. In My Closing: This is one of the scriptures that got me and my child through “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding“! Prov. 3-5 Have Faith In Gods In Grace..
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Posted by Nevar | April 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law Firm and Attorney
While waiting for the decision for my social security. Mr. Vance Jennings went above and beyond so that I receive the benefits I deserve. The case took almost 3 yrs but Mr. Jennings was there fighting every step of the way. I highly recommend this attorney for anyone that want's a selfless attorney fighting for you non stop.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant
  • The Supreme Court of North Carolina
  • 1972 - 1973

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • $1.7M for Truck Accident Victim
  • $1,700,000
  • NC Truck Accident Victim $2.5M Settlement
  • $2,500,000
  • Defective Minidoor Latch Contributed to Death of Child
  • $5,000,000

Associations

  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Delegate
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Trial Lawyers Doing Public Justice
  • Founding Member
  • 1982 - 1982
  • N C Advocates For Justice
  • Vive President
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • 1975 - 1976
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Board Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2003
  • ATLA Stalwart
  • American Association for Justice
  • 1997

Publications

  • North Carolina "New" Evidence Rules Manual, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Hearsay, In a Nutshell Rules 801-806
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • N C Advocates for Justice Annual Convention 1994
  • Punitive Damages in Every Day Cases
  • 1994
  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention 1983
  • Dental Malpractice
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (40)
Endorse Brent
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Adams' thoughtful advice in his legal guides on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for his knowledge and experience. He continues to make a difference in his community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent Adams is the nicest attorney you will ever meet. Just as importantly he goes the extra mile for his client every time and his results speak for themselves. He is a true credit to the profession."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Adams is a very hard working attorney. He is an expert in workers compensation in North Carolina and gets good results for his clients. I fully endorse Mr. Adams."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Other
"Brent Adams is a top notch attorney in North Carolina. He really takes the time to explain to his clients the process of their case and is there for them every step of the way. I fully endorse Attorney Adams."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"Brent Adams is a top-notch personal injury lawyer in North Carolina. What amazes me most about Brent is that he is never willing to rest on his laurels for all he has accomplished for his clients to date. He constantly is seeking to improve to help his clients and I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Other
"Brent is the real deal. As a fellow lawyer, I can tell you that Brent is admired for his tenacity, client service, and integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a very skilled personal injury attorney. In addition to being such a capable trial lawyer, he is compassionate and cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Adams is a competent and hard-working attorney. He is able to quickly and easily assess and analyze complicated legal situations. I have sincere respect for the way he runs his practice and for the breadth of his knowledge in his particular field. I recommend Mr. Adams to anyone looking for an attorney for a personal injury case in the Raleigh area."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brenton. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer.Brent Adams has handled numerous workers comp cases and he is an expert in the field of North Carolina Workers Comp. He gets great results and cares for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune of working with Brent and can attest to his integrity and commitment. Brent is an excellent attorney and person."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent Adams runs a top notch law firm in North Carolina. Brent focuses his practice on educating his clients throughout a personal injury or workers compensation matter. Order one of his books today and you will know if you are injured in North Carolina, Brent Adams is who you need to call! Without hesitation I endorse Brent Adams."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brenton Adams. I know Brent from a national legal organization in which we both participate. I know he is a leader in his field and a top notch personal injury lawyer in North Carolina. I would have no hesitation in referring any of my clients who needed a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina to Brent."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on co-authoring a book entitled "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, or What your Insurance Company Doesn't Want you to Know Until It's Too Late". Brent's thorough knowledge of personal injury law helped us to achieve #1 bestseller status on Amazon.com. I would trust Brent to take care of my own personal injury case. He is a fine lawyer."
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