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Douglas P. Adams, Personal Injury Attorney, is a founding partner of Adams & Corzine and has 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer.  Prior to entering private practice, Doug served as a Deputy District Attorney at the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, where he tried in excess of 50 jury trials.  Doug is passionate about helping his clients and is well-respected among his peers for his success and dedication. 

Professional Accomplishments

Doug has earned the respect of his legal community for ardent representation of his clients. He has achieved an "AV" rating, the highest possible national rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The "AV" rating is derived from confidential assessments by attorneys in the community as well as judges. 

He was elected to be a National Board Member of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a respected professional organization with exclusive membership limited only to the most impressive trial attorneys. The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 2015, Doug was granted the honor of serving as President of the Sacramento Chapter of ABOTA.

Community Involvement

Mr. Adams is trained and qualified as a mediator for the California Court of Appeal, Third District.  He also serves as a Pro Tem Judge and arbitrator/mediator throughout Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties.

In previous years, Doug has been an instructor in Tort Law for the Paralegal Program at the University of California, Davis and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce and the C.S.U.S. Stinger Foundation.

Mr. Adams is a graduate of the University of Pacific, and McGeorge School of Law, with Distinction. He resides in Rancho Murieta, California with his wife and two sons.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Defective Products: 15%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Douglas without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John M O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Doug both personally and professionally for many years. He is an excellent trial lawyer who fights tirelessly for his clients. He is also an outstanding human being.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Adams & Corzine

740 Oak Avenue Parkway, Suite 120
Folsom, CA, 95630


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President, Sacramento ChapterAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft- WhitneyN/A
National Board MemberAmerican Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalAdams & Corzine1999 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Douglas P. Adams1994 - 1999
AttorneyDuncan, Ball, Evans & Ubaldi1990 - 1994
Deputy District AttorneySacramento County District Attorney's Office1984 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2015 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
El Dorado County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Northern California Association of Defense CounselMember2015 - Present
Northern California Fraud Investigators AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, Sacramento ChapterPresident2015 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesNational Board Member2015 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
• Savnik v. Hall (1999) 74 Cal.App.4th 77; 88 Cal.Rptr.2d 417N/A
• John Perez v. Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing, 161 F.Supp.2d 1110 (E.D. Cal. 2001)N/A
• Jeffers v. Gomez, 267 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 2001)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
California State University, SacramentoCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Masters in TrialLitigation2013
National Ethics Trial Competition- JudgeTrial Competition2010
National Ethics Trial Competition- JudgeTrial Competition2010