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Kyle D Adams

Personal injury Attorney at Waco, TX

4.4   19 reviews
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    Utah - UT 10 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kyle

Learn Kyle’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Handles wide variety of personal injury cases from car accidents to slip and falls and beyond.

  3. Litigation
    10%
    Specializing in conflict resolution, especially within high conflict cases. This includes business-to-business relationships gone bad, contract disputes, consumer issues, and general lawsuits in need of a fighter.

  4. Constitutional
    5%
    Handled variety of cases against the government for the bad acts of government employees.

  5. Defective and dangerous products
    5%
    Specializing in product liability cases, both locally or in conjunction with other cases on a national scale.

PASSIONATE LITIGATOR. RESOLVING CONFLICT, BOTH IN AND OUT OF COURT.

Kyle Adams is an Equity Partner at the respected law firm of Pearson Butler & Carson, PLLC in Utah. Kyle is currently also working with the boutique litigation law firm of Cherry Johnson Siegmund James in Texas.

As an attorney his main focus is in injury litigation but handles a variety of civil litigation areas. He is drawn to problem solving and helping resolve conflicts, despite the severity.

Above all else, Kyle specializes in complex and contentious litigation. His approach is to always seek for the least confrontational alternative, and more often than not can find a resolution without the necessity of trial and extended litigation. However, Kyle's ability to broker deals should not intimate that he shys away from court, as the opposite is true; Kyle's favorite place to be is in the courtroom. Kyle's mantra is to "talk softly and carry a big stick", and his courtroom presence and ability is the latter.  

Immediately before joining PEARSON BUTLER, Kyle was living and working for a large law firm in Washington, D.C. in their international litigation section, focusing on Japan.  He is fluent in Japanese and lived in Japan for two years.  Although he loves the East Coast, Kyle is happy to be in Utah. He was born and raised a Utah football fan, and watching football games with his three sons while holding his new baby daughter is his ideal Saturday afternoon.

Kyle graduated with honors from Drake University Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation which is ranked #2 for Practical Training. He received multiple oral advocacy commendations and was in the leadership for many organizations, including the Business Law Society and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Prior to law school, Kyle received a business degree from the University of Utah.

Following law school, Kyle worked for a business/tax/estate planning law firm in Salt Lake City. Although he enjoyed the transactional work, especially for businesses, Kyle’s passion is to advocate for clients. This passion led him into opening his own law firm and working a variety of litigation cases. He was happy to consolidate everything into Pearson Butler and ultimately join the equity partnership team after only 2 years with the firm. He attributes his success to an unmatched work ethic and dedication to his clients. 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015

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Location

Cherry Johnson Siegmund James
Pearson Butler & Carson, PLLC
1802 South Jordan Parkway, Suite 200
South Jordan, UT, 84095-4614
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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Annie | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fantastic lawyer.
We have worked with Kyle Adams on a couple occasions and he was fantastic to deal with. He is knowledgeable, honest and has amazing work ethic. He will do everything he can to get you what you need. I highly recommend giving him a call if you need anything.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive and Caring
Kyle has helped my family on numerous occasions. He always works very hard and it is clear he has our best interest at heart. He is aggressive in court but looks for ways to solve problems outside of court, if possible/appropriate. It's refreshing to know if/when difficult things happen requiring an attorney, Kyle remains a phone call away!
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
As a lawyer myself, I can't recommend Kyle Adams highly enough.
I've co-counseled with Kyle on several occasions, and new him both personally and professionally before doing so. Everything I've seen and experienced gives me the utmost confidence in his skill, diligence, and tenacity. If I needed someone on my side in tough dispute, I'd hire him. And I do this for a living.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He's a fighter
I tried everything I could to work it out amicably. When it turned high conflict Kyle was the right lawyer to have. He fought hard for my rights.
Posted by Chloe | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Custody battle
He was rhe best attorney I could have asked for.. I have dealt with a ton of attorneys in my life and he's the only one that made sure I was aware of what was going on at all times and I had contact with him, his paralegal or his office at ALL times. He was very assertive and professional. It was very refreshing.
Posted by Mike | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kyle was exactly what I needed!
Kyle is intense but approachable. I was able to talk to him comfortably about anything I needed to and knew that he was listening intently and focusing only on me. He was able to guide me through some very tough times to a successful conclusion and continues to this day. Highly recommended.
Posted by Vic | June 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kyle Adams' Handling of My Divorce Case
After my wife petitioned for divorce last August, I looked for an attorney and hired Kyle after visiting with him in a consultation. I expressed my concern with having no idea what to do and where to find answers, and specifically asked Kyle to help guide me through the process -- since I really had no idea what it entailed. Kyle was very professional in his handling of my divorce case, but he was also very personable in our interactions. He was proactive in answering my many questions, along with offering his suggestions and preferences, and the reasons for them. I also explained to Kyle that I wanted to know whatever he thought or felt about decisions, but that I would have the final say in the steps we took and the direction we headed rather than just turning it completely over to him. Kyle was totally great with handling my case as I had asked. He also took care to not pursue needless directions and filings and communications which would serve little purpose, but would add to the delay and cost of the case. I appreciated his concern about doing a thorough job and representing my interests (even when I didn't really understand what that meant early on). I also appreciated his constant communication with me so that I knew what was going on, understood the implications as best I could, and could make decisions about what I wanted done. He has been very considerate of my concerns, my questions, and my wanting to have a fair and equitable outcome -- as much as was possible. And despite my sometimes wanting things done differently than he may have chosen, he has been very upfront about following through and representing my interests. I appreciate that very much. And I also appreciate his defending me against what often seemed like ridiculous innuendo and attempts at manipulation from the opposing attorney. That was very helpful and supportive. I most definitely am grateful for Kyle's efforts on my behalf. I would certainly use his services again, and also would completely recommend him to others as extremely capable and very trustworthy.
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Posted by Amanda | June 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!
Kyle is amazing! He really cares about what's best for me & my kiddos, for the first time in a long time I feel like I have someone in my corner. Any time I need something whether it's 1 in the afternoon or 1am he's there for me. He's not just my lawyer, he's my friend!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult experience
I have utilized Kyle Adams services multiple times and I will continue to use him as needed in the future. He has always been very thorough, efficient, and professional. He frequently made time for concerns or questions at my convenience. Of utmost importance to me, he has consistently treated me as a close friend. I have great respect and admiration for both his personal and professional reputation. I have no hesitation in giving him my highest recommendation to others who would be in need of his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Adams helped me with a very sensative matter. He did it in such a way that everyone came out a winner. I would highly recommend Mr. Adams.
Posted by Allyson | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fabulous experience with a fabulous lawyer
I've hired Kyle to help with contract disputes, and he is prompt, efficient and proficient every time we work together. He keeps me in the loop with what he's done and any responses he's received, and I know he always has my best interests at heart. I feel confident and secure working with him, knowing that he handles everything professionally and promptly. I won't work with anyone else. Hopefully you won't ever have to hire an attorney; but if you do, hire Kyle!
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, dedicated, attentive
Mr. Adams was obtained to help with a comprehensive update and review of our family's will. Though likely not the most important or "exciting" case he had at the time, we felt like he was 100% devoted to us. He went above and beyond what we expected upon hiring him, helping to add important clauses into our documents. He was very knowledgeable. Mr Adams was professional in all his encounters with us, but also very easy to talk to. He has a humanistic trait that most of the previous lawyers we have dealt with are lacking. We would not hesitate to use his services again. We know that we would be getting the same dedicated, personal attention that he provided us. We have highly recommended Mr Adams to many of our friends in need of a attorney.
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Posted by Jolyne | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Our experience with Mr. Adams
Our experience with hiring Mr. Adams to represent our business was nothing but fast and professional. He returned calls in a very timely manner and was always available when we needed him. He helped us win our case and get the most possible out of it, making a very poor experience with another company a little more bearable. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jason | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Kyle is honest, reliable, and hard working, but easy to work with!
We started working with Kyle almost 4 months ago and have been working towards more custody with our Daughter. We are still preparing for our hearing however, Kyle has worked hard to make sure that we are always taken care of, and aware of whats going on and takes our case very seriously. We know that if we ever have a question or concern he will always get us the right answer asap. He has worked hard on our case to eliminate any extra costs that are not necessary and is MORE than fair on his billing. When my ex wife's attorney tried to delay our custody case with completely irrelevant and pointless topics and questions Kyle handled quickly and without hesitation. He has been an amazing attorney, and friend we trust him and look forward to our hearing date, and more time with our Daughter! We give our FULL stamp of approval.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Will and Estate
Kyle did a fantastic job helping us put our will and estate paperwork together. He is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, respectful, and personable. He completed everything in a very timely manner and catered to our wants and needs. I would highly recommend him for any legal situation because he really knows his stuff. He is extremely passionate about his work and keeps your satisfaction as his highest priority. You won't regret working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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Will and Estate
Kyle did a fantastic job helping us put together our will and estate paperwork together. He is very professional, knowledgeable, thorough, respectful, and personable. He completed everything in a very timely manner and catered to our wants and needs. I would highly recommend him for any legal situation because he really knows his stuff. He is extremely passionate about his work and keeps your satisfaction as his highest priority. You won't regret working with him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible results
I hired Kyle to help with my divorce and custody. My ex was harassing me non stop, on drugs, and hasn’t paid me a penny. Kyle didn’t get me past temporary orders. We had no assets to split and it took 3 years to get nothing. I’ve paid over 10,000 in fees to get 50/50 custody with no child support or alimony with a drug addict ex as the father.
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Response from Kyle Adams June 9, 2020
I wish I knew who this is so we could discuss it all. I have not been doing divorce and family law for multiple years now, so I am not sure what this is referencing, or if it is even directed to me. I’m happy to talk with you if you were a former client, but I do not know what this situation is or if this is actually regarding me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Poor communication skills
Hired Kyle Adams for a case he said would be quite simple. He made it more difficult because he does not respond to emails or phone calls. His paralegal would sometimes respond, but then she followed the same work ethic as Kyle and stopped responding. I had to email the partners twice and they finally got back to me with another attorney to work on my case. The other attorney responded and was good. However, if you want any attention you have to email the partners and that's a horrible way to run a law firm. Would never hire Kyle or anyone at this law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2019
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Waste of money
Contacted Pearson Butler for collecting debt from another party. Not only did they take almost two years and got me $12. I had to follow-up with them more than 15 times. They wouldn't respond many times. In fact, Kyle Adam our attorney was beyond horrific. He wouldn't respond, wouldn't work on our case and would continue to charge us money for reviewing our case every week. I even emailed the partners two times and no response. The entire operation is poorly run top to bottom.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Cherry Johnson Siegmund James
  • 2023 - Present
  • Equity Partner - Attorney
  • Pearson Butler & Carson, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Jones Day
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm in Salt Lake CIty, UT
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kyle D. Adams
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Faux Walker & Jones
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Brekken Wynia & Hyland
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • Drake University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Utah Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2023
  • Judiciary Ed. - Highest Rating in Ability & Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Legal Elite
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Judiciary Edition - AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Judiciary Ed. - Highest Rating in Ability & Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Excellence in Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Rising Star 2018 - Top Attorneys Mountain States
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Most Honored Professional 2018 - Top 5%
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Judiciary Ed. - Highest Rating in Ability & Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Highest Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Judiciary Ed. - Highest Rating in Ability & Ethics
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Highest Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • C. Edwin Moore Oral Advocacy Finalist
  • Drake University
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Pearson Butler & Carson PLLC April 2017 Newsletter Issue
  • Parent-Time: Can They Really Withhold My Kids From Me?
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Kyle
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kyle is a very good attorney and a great human being. Kyle cares about his clients, and works hard to achieve their desired results. He is friendly, hard-working, efficient, and responsive."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle is an excellent litigator. He fights for his clients and their rights, and he is very knowledgeable. He works closely with his clients so that he knows how to address their individual needs with strategy from the very beginning."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle cares deeply about his clients and works diligently to represent their interests. He is an excellent attorney who is forceful in Court, and ensures that he gets the best results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle Adams is everything you want in an attorney. Passionate, intelligent, creative, strategic, and caring. He clearly takes each of his client's cases personally and his performance elevates as a result. You can't go wrong with him--particularly if things are getting hostile and you need a strong presence to bring everyone back in line. I'd hire him in a heartbeat."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have really enjoyed working with Kyle. He is a great attorney and is willing to put in the time to get his clients good outcomes."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is a sharp lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. He represents them zealously and creatively. I endorse Kyle without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle Adams is an excellent attorney, I have worked with Kyle for several months now and have seen top-notch work product from him. He actively seeks opportunities for growth and is skilled at seeking favorable resolution while advocating aggressively for his clients. I endorse Kyle and look forward to continued work opportunities with him."
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle Adams is an exceptional attorney and advocate for his clients. He takes every case seriously, no matter how big or small, and gives each client his personal attention."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle is a professional and persuasive advocate who cares deeply for the welfare of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle is willing to fight for his clients' rights."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kyle is a hard-working attorney who does a great job taking care of his clients and is dedicating to achieving the results they need in their cases. I have referred friends and family to Kyle who have legal needs in practice areas outside of my own."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Kyle is a passionate and smart litigator and is also very effective. Kyle is an upstanding lawyer with integrity and I would trust him to help any of my own clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kyle is driven and hard working. He is an excellent advocate for his clients"
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a tremendous work ethic and loves what he does."
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