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We have recovered millions and millions for our clients. Our firm handles injury and death cases involving tractor trailers and buses nationally, and a select number of other serious injury cases in Tennessee and Georgia. We are frequently hired by other law firms as consultants in accidents involving commercial vehicles. The lawyers in my firm have decades of experience handling tractor trailer, auto, motorcycle, and workers compensation cases, as well as suing drunk drivers and the bars that serve them. We frequently handle wrongful death cases and cases involving brain and spinal injuries.


Morgan Adams is a member of the Million Dollar  Advocates Forum, has repeatedly been selected as a Mid-South SuperLawyer. a LawDragon 500 Finalist, and has been selected as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the State of Tennessee since 2008. He has the highest lawyer rating (AV) from Martindale Hubbell.


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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 80%
    27 years, 419 cases
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
    27 years, 97 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    27 years, 200 cases
  4. Brain Injury: 5%
    27 years, 20 cases
  5. Car Accident: 5%
    27 years, 1.53 thousand cases



Contingent (30-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Steven M. Gursten

    Morgan is a fantastic lawyer. He has total expertise of the subject matter, and works his files harder than almost any lawyer I know. I worked with him closely on a complicated trucking accident wrongful death case, and he continually came up with excellent ideas throughout. As former chair of the truck lawyer litigation group for AAJ, I can say without reservation that Morgan is one of the brightest truck accident lawyers in the country.


    Steven Gursten Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Morgan G Adams

The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-4430

Law Offices of Morgan G Adams

3200 West End Avenue
Suite 500
Nashville, TN, 37203-1322

Law Offices Of Morgan Adams

55 Francisco Street
Suite 403
San Francisco, CA, 94133



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198906/03/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyer - TennesseeThe National Trial Lawyers2011
LawDragon 500 National FinalistLawDragon2011
Top 100 Plaintiff LawyerThe American Trial Lawyers Association2010
Wiedemann Wysocki AwardAmerican Association of Justice2010
LawDragon 500 National FinalistLawDragon2010
Top 100 Plaintiff LawyerThe American Trial Lawyers Association2009
MidSouth SuperLawyer for Personal Injury (Trucking)Super Lawyers2009
Top 100 Plaintiff LawyerThe American Trial Lawyers Association2008
MidSouth SuperLawyer for Personal Injury (Trucking)SuperLawyer2008
Life MembershipAssociation of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation PartnerHatfield, VanCleave, Akers & Adams1995 - 1997
Lieutenant ColonelUnited States Marine Corps Reserve1985 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeTraumatic Brain Injury Litgation Group Board Member2011 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Academy of Trial AdvocacyMember2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyMember2006 - Present
The Taos GroupMember2005 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationLife Member1996 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1989 - Present
American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injuries Litigation GroupTreasurer2015 - 2016
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2009 - 2011
AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation GroupChairman2009 - 2010
The Justices Ray L. Brock, Jr.-Robert E. Cooper American Inns of CourtMember2008 - 2012
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaInner Circle2007 - 2010
Tennessee Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2002 - 2015
Chattanooga Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Doe v. Hardin Delivery, Inc.1.05 Million dollar recovery for client.
John Doe v. Truck CompanySignificant Confidential Settlement
Jane Doe v. Doctor, Nurse and HospitalSignifcant Confidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit - Trial GuidesInvestigating the Case (Co-author)2015
Truck Accident Litgation, 3rd Ed., American Bar AssociationNegligence Per Se in Truck Accident Cases2012
ATLA DocketSpoliation in Trucking Cases2012
AAJ TrialNew Rules in Trucking Discovery2011
Handling Motor vehicle Accident CasesTrucking Accident Litigation - Chapter 132010
AAJ Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability SectionWhat Every Car Wreck Lawyer Needs to Know About a Truck Wreck Case2008
American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America, ATLA)Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations - The Trucker's Bible2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2012
Naval Justice SchoolN/AN/A1990
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Bowdoin CollegeGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workhorse Seminar - FloridaInvestigating the Trucking Case2013
Winter Convention - FloridaRules and Standards in Truck Accident Cases2013
Truck Litigation Group - Annual Convention - CaliforniaCross Examination of the Truck Driver and Safety Director at Trial2013
Taos Group - New YorkTrying Cases Out of State2013
Big Truck Seminar - KentuckyWhen a Million Isnt Enough - Broker and Shipper Liability2013
Big Truck Cases - NevadaThe Records Custodian Deposition2013
Annual Meeting - OhioTrucking Litigation for the Careful Lawyer2013
Annual Meeting - ColoradoWhat Every Car Wreck Lawyer Needs to Know About a Truck Wreck Case2013
Advocacy Track - Annual Convention - CaliforniaInvestigating the Case2013
Winter Convention - ArizonaDaubert in the Offense2012
Winning Trucking Cases - NevadaFinding all the Defendants - and Insurance - in Trucking Cases2012
Truck Litigation Group - TexasUsing Focus Groups in Trucking Cases2012
Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation GroupElderly and Pediatric Brain Injuries2012
PI Litigators Summit - Nevada50 Critical Trucking Litigation Tips2012
Advanced Trial Advocacy SeminarDaubert in Personal Injury Cases2012
Trucking Litigation ExposedVarious Presentations on Trucking Litigation2011
Tennessee Association for Justice - New Olreans SeminarBlack Box and Event Data Recorders in Truck Accident Cases2011
Rhode Island Bar Association Annual SeminarWhat Every Car Wreck Lawyer Needs to Know About a Truck Wreck Case2011
New York Annual ConferenceAdvantages of Limiting Your Practice to One Area: Trucking Litigation2011
Idaho Trial Lawyers SeminarCritical Issues in Trucking Litigation2011
Vancouver Canada Annual ConferenceComprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 and the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) in Trucking Litigation2010
Southern Trial Lawyers Association - Louisiana20 Trucking Tips in 20 Minutes2010
New Jersey Boardwalk SeminarExperts in Trucking Cases2010
Minnesota Trucking Mega ConferenceDriver Distraction and Fatigue in Trucking Cases2010
Litigating the Commercial Trucking CaseRules of the Road in Distracted Driving and Hours of Service Cases2010
Las Vegas Annual Trucking ConventionRolling Computers: Trucking in the 21st Century - Black Boxes, VORAD, Dash-Cams, GPS, and Other Technology Impacting Your Case2010
Interstate Trucking Litigation GroupMCS-90 Update2010
AAJ Midwinter- Maui, HIThe Gen Y Juror2010
AAJ Interstate Trucking SeminarModerator - Interstate Trucking Litigation2010
AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group SeminarInsurance in Tractor Trailer Cases - A MCS-90 Update2010
AAJ ANNUAL SEMINAR - VANCOUVER, CANADARules and Regulations Every Truck Lawyer has to Know2010
AAJ ANNUAL SEMINAR - VANCOUVER, CANADACSA 2010 and Electric On Board Recorders in Trucking Cases2010
Trucking MegaConferenceFire and Explosion, Roof Crush, and Truck Rollovers2009
Southern Trial Lawyers Annual MeetingThe Deadliest Truckers - Fatigued Drivers2009
North Carolina Association for Justice Trucking ConferenceExamining Trucking Safety Directors2009
Injury BoardDeposing Trucking Company Safety Directors2009
Injury BoardWhat Every Car Wreck Lawyer Needs To Know About Truck Wreck Cases2009
Florida Workhorse SeminarCross Examining the Trucking Safety Director2009
BIG TRUCK CASES: Jump Start Your Next Case with These Winning TacticsAvoiding Malpractice in Trucking Cases2009
Annual ConferenceReferals, Favors, and Malpractice2009
Annual ConferenceModerator - Interstate Trucking Litigation Program2009
Absolute LitigatorsCritical Issues In Trucking Cases2009
The Art of War - Defense Medical Exams at Deposition and TrialDefense Medical Exams2008
Interstate Truckling Litgation GroupTractor Trailer Rollovers - Keep the Shiny Side Up2008
AAJ Annual ConventionEssential Documents to Discover in a Trucking Case2008
Trucking Litigation in TennesseeFederal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations2007
AAJ Annual ConventionThe Truck Driver's Deposition2007
ATLA Annual SeminarFederal Motor Carrier Regulations in Tractor Trailer Collisions2006
ATLA 2 Day National Trucking SeminarCross Examination of the Trucking Company Safety Director2006
Trucking Liability In TennesseeThe Basic Trucking Case2005
Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability InstituteTrucking Litigation Basics2005
Advanced Trial AdvocacyAdvanced Trial Advocacy2005
Advanced Workers Compensation In TennesseeAdvanced Workers Compensation In Tennessee2004
The Average Weekly WageThe Average Weekly Wage in Worker's Compensatioon Cases2003
Trial Practice SeminarTrial Practice Seminar2002
How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in TennesseeHow to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Tennessee2001
Trying the Soft Tissue CaseTrying the Soft Tissue Case1999
Trying the Automobile Injury Case in TennesseeTrying the Automobile Injury Case in Tennessee1999
Trying the Automobile CaseTrying The Wrongful Death Case1998