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Philip B Adams

Criminal defense Attorney at Shreveport, LA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2015
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Philip

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    State and federal crimes: White collar crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, environmental crimes, DUI/DWI and vehicular crimes, computer crimes, sex crimes, etc. Appeals. Post-conviction applications. Expungements. Sex offender registration issues.

  2. Personal injury
    I handle cases involving personal injuries--including car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, slip and falls, wrongful deaths, etc.

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 and constitutional 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 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 with numerous trials. In addition to obtaining criminal prosecution experience, he developed good working relationships with many of the prosecutors in the office, and those relationships have proven invaluable.

After law school and his time as a Special Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Adams was offered a job as an associate attorney with the well-known 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 of the most 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 highly respected 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 developed a strong reputation as a legal advocate 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 extensive 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 successfully handled sex offender registration issues. Mr. Adams has defended against, and prosecuted, protective orders on behalf of 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. Often, at-fault drivers and insurance companies will fight to diminish how much compensation they provide to injury victims, and Mr. Adams understands how to handle such situations. Mr. Adams has secured numerous successful settlements in injury cases for clients—cases that range from small values to seven figures.

Mr. Adams is comfortable in a courtroom and is strategic about interacting with judges and opposing counsel to obtain superb results on behalf of clients. Regardless of what the issues are, he maintains open and honest communication with clients and delivers 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.


Law Offices of Philip B. Adams, LLC
400 Travis Street, Suite 1109
Shreveport, LA, 71101

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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
At home in a courtroom
As an older man, and frankly, able to afford the lawyer i need at any particular time, i looked out-of-town and even out of my parish, in this instance. Because a criminal matter is about more than money, or convenience, when it's your future. I selected him for his drive and ability, & the personal attention factor. I asked around. Heard about Adams; he was highly recommended. And i see why. He's young, (has the energy) but already has the trial experience and judgment required. My outcome was excellent. Highly recommend him. Rising star in Louisiana, in my opinion.
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Posted by Rodger | August 21, 2021
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Deer stand
If anyone is looking for a good defense lawyer Philip is the one he’ will fight for you until the end he’s more like family
Posted by Chris | March 25, 2021
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Handled case with care,compassion, and dedication to get the best outcome
Mr. Adams went over and beyond what a client could ask for. He was dedicated, thorough in what he wanted and pushed for the best outcome. He always answer questions clearly and made sure I knew what was going on. I was pleased at everything he did or could do and would recommend Mr. Adams’s for any court related case.
Posted by Bill | July 23, 2020
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Great Attorney
Philip was very thorough and meticulous in handling my case. Always, responsive to my calls, questions and texts. I was very pleased with Philips overall performance! Great attorney!
Posted by Amber | July 13, 2020
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An exceptionally talented, meticulous, and hardworking lawyer
From the beginning of my case, Mr. Adams cared about me as if I were family. He treated me with respect and kindness. He was communicative and responsive to all of my inquiries and questions. Most importantly, he worked my case with diligence and paid extreme attention to detail, making sure no corner was left unturned in developing my defense and proving my innocence. To say that he left me impressed would be an understatement. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney or personal injury attorney, contact Mr. Adams for the best representation. You will not find a smarter, more hardworking, and more detailed lawyer than him.
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Posted by Melissa | February 15, 2020
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Melissa Malone
Mr. Adams is very helpful, easy to talk to, and was always available when I called. He quickly handled my case and brought it to a satisfying end. I will definitely use him again if the need arises.
Posted by Kelley | July 24, 2019
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My husband was arrested at work after being falsely accused of a serious crime. Mr. Adams not only got the charges dropped, but is working on having the record expunged. I can't imagine a better criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Anson | July 11, 2019
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Best lawyer in Shereveport
I got myself into some trouble when I was in Shreveport on business. I live out of state in Texas. Mr. Adam's has taken care of everything for me with his legal expertise. He was great to work with, honest and straight forward. Hopefully I never have another situation like that but if I do I will hire Mr. Adam's again.
Posted by Gary | April 7, 2019
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I hired Mr. Adams last October to handle a DUI 2nd offense with a BAC almost three times the legal limit combined with speeding in excess of 20 mph over the limit. Needless to say, we were sure that huge fines and jail time were inevitable. Philip was referred to us by a friend assuring us he was our very best option for the charges faced. From the moment I shook his hand, I knew we were in good hand. He explained in detail every scenario possible with the best and worst possible outcomes with complete confidence that we would need to be patient and let him do his job. During this time, he as well as him office staff, were in constant contact with us. Well by the time the court date arrived, we didn’t know what would happen but we were confident. It turns out that the DUI 2nd was reduced to a 1st offense and the other charges were reduced and/or dropped. There was no jail time, just probation and a fine. It is with absolute certainty that I would hire Philip again, but highly recommend his services to anyone who needs an Attorney with a fighting spirit to win and the empathy to put his clients at ease.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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Highly recommended
Philip helped get me out of what I thought was a hopeless situation. He's a passionate and caring guy and I felt he took personal interest in my case. Moreover, he never tried to lure us in with false promises yet still ended up delivering an outcome that was far and beyond our expectations. If you want an honest attorney who will fight for you, I can't recommend Mr. Adams enough.
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Posted by Mohamed | March 24, 2019
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Will fight for dismissal at all costs!
Philip is not your average lawyer. He will fight tooth and nail to prove your innocence. Was wrongly accused of theft and Philip did everything in his power to prove otherwise, from collecting surveillance and bodycam footage to bank statements and witness accounts. My case was ultimately dismissed. There is no other lawyer that I would recommend. He is a bright attorney that leaves no stone unturned. His relationships with clients is superb as well.
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Posted by Danny | February 27, 2019
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Upon initial consultation with Mr Adams regarding a criminal case I was impressed by his knowledge, his attention to detail, his compassion, and his professionalism. That said, I hired Mr Adams for a wrongful arrest subsequent to prior consultation. Clearly Mr Adams' desire to represent the law was shown with his hard work by compiling previous cases across the nation relatable to mine. His compassion for the law was exemplified when the DA dropped my bogus arrest charge. I feel very confident Mr Adams is on top of his profession. My only regret is that I didn't get to witness him in court fighting my case. I am VERY grateful to him for his work because the DA dismissed. They didn't have a leg to stand on. Kudos to Philip!
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Posted by Nicole | February 26, 2019
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Hard Working!
I had a tough case, but Philip never gave up! From working long nights to making long drives, he was dedicated to giving us the best results. Philip was friendly, kind, and eager to answer any question that you could think of. I could not thank him enough for the work he did, and could not recommend a better lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2018
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Awesome Attorney
When it comes to criminal defense work, Philip Adams can get the job done. He is very thorough, detailed, organized and he also values his clients. I have had the opportunity to work with Philip on the professional level and it has always been pleasant. Philip believes in providing excellent services to his clients. We need more attorneys like Philip.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
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Awesome lawyer
We had a long court case and Philip became more family than attorney. Court is stressful enough but with Philip it was explained the whole time. Even today he stays in touch and we know he is there if we need again. He never let us down and he is still a call away.
Posted by Mrs Darville | January 9, 2018
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We were innocent and Philip was our voice to maintain our innocence!!
My husband and I had 10 counts a piece for rape. His daughter(my stepdaughter) lied on us to the police saying that my husband raped her & I recorded the rape. Not only were innocent but The story was so far fetch i never thought no one would believe that story. My husband and I were facing life sentences. Don’t get me wrong the process was so stressful but Philip assured us that everything will be ok. The only thing i had to hold on to was Philip word & God! He kept telling us that the state had prove their case beyond a reason of doubt. Philip did everything in his power to prove to the DA & Judge that we were innocent & it paid off 10/12/2017 we were found innocent & charges were dismissed!! The state couldn’t prove anything that they had charged us with due to Philip fighting for our freedom and making sure that justice system didn’t mess over us!! I would recommend Philip to everyone that i know & people who i don’t know!! If you are facing criminal charges i can assure you that Philip will fight for you as if you are his family!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
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Greed is good!
Philip has been my attorney for a little over a year now and I could not be more pleased. The best way to describe him is "greedy" and that is EXACTLY what you want in an attorney. On two separate occasions, I was presented with what I thought was the best case scenario, only to have Philip come back and fight for a better deal, and get it on both occasions.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Damico & Stockstill
  • 2015 - 2018


  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • J.D. / D.C.L.
  • 2015
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011


  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Phillip works very hard, is highly intelligent, and knows how to get the best results. He quickly separates the critical information from the mess he's often presented with and formulates a plan toward success - then he accomplishes it. He is well connected, leverages his resources for his clients' benefit and never stops working the case. If me or someone I know got in trouble in La., he'd be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Adams is a competent and professional defense attorney. He always does a great job of advocating for his clients and he has a strong understanding of criminal law. I endorse this attorney."
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Shreveport Criminal defense Lawyer Philip B Adams
Philip B Adams
Criminal defense Attorney
Shreveport, LA
Licensed for 8 years