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Douglas P. Adams

Car accident Attorney at Folsom, CA

5.0   16 reviews
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI < 1 year
    California - CA 39 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State MI
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    45%
    Practice areas: Vehicle Accidents, personal injury, defective and dangerous products, wrongful death

  2. Personal injury
    30%

  3. Motorcycle accident
    10%

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

  5. Trucking accident
    5%

  6. Wrongful death
    5%

AT ADAMS & CORZINE, WE WORK HARD TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT.

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.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
2023

Location

Adams & Corzine
740 Oak Avenue Parkway, Suite 120
Folsom, CA, 95630

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mike | January 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
After case review
Mr. Adams is a great attorney who both makes a great effort to create the best outcomes for your case and get to know you as a person. I'm glad I had someone like him to guide me through the process of my case and make sure I understood everything that was going on. Thank you.
Posted by Shawn | September 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, outstanding service
Doug is an excellent lawyer. He doesn't even make you feel like he is your lawyer, he talks to you on a very personal level making you feel more like a long time friend you have known for years. When I first had my accident, Doug went out of his way to come to my house and see how I was doing. I was in a wheelchair at the time and this was very helpful of Doug. He has an excellent sense of humor but more importantly he is very smart and knows his craft well. You can tell by talking with Doug that he is well experienced and knows what he is doing. On top of that his assistant Gaby is helpful as well and answers questions in a timely manner. Doug is the lawyer you want whenever the time comes that you need one. I have had other lawyers in the past and Doug definitely sticks out more in my mind than the others. Doug genuinely cares about his clients and he is a man of his word. He is professional, personal and not hard to get ahold of. Doug thoroughly goes through your case with you making sure you understand everything and all the details surrounding it. You will not regret choosing Doug as your lawyer! I have recommended him to my family and friends.
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Posted by C. | July 19, 2023
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Great Attorney and Staff
I recently had occasion to need professional representation after being injured in an automobile accident where the person at fault was uninsured. Fortunately, I was introduced by friends to the law firm of Adams and Corzine. Doug Adams was the lead attorney and, with a very competent staff, stuck to the very difficult task of proving our case and finding a way for me to be compensated for the injuries I suffered. I had almost given up the possibility that I could be reimbursed for the extensive injuries I had and continued to suffer from. The settlement did that. The legal profession needs more legal firms. like Doug Adams’, who are smart, passionate, resourceful, resilient and compassionate. I very much appreciate what they were able to do in my case. Your achievement is a testament to your amazing talent, passion and hard work. If in need, I would recommend Adams and Corzine to represent you. ​​​​​​​​Sincerely. ​​​​​​​​C. Kramer Rancho Murieta, CA
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Posted by Cade | April 12, 2023
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Highly Recommend Doug Adams
I knew I made the right decision to take my case to Doug Adams after our consultation. He was a pleasure to work with and helped me navigate an unfortunate situation in a timely manner. He is professional, personable, and experienced. I have recommended him to family and friends since meeting him.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
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Bicycle accident
In July of 2021 I was hit by a sheriff deputy's SUV while on my bike. I spent five days in the hospital with injuries that included eleven broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken pelvis and a concussion. I knew I could not navigate the legal hurdles involved with my accident on my own. Doug Adams was referred to me by an attorney friend of my girl friend. Mr. Adams was very helpful in guiding me through the process to reach a settlement with the county. His primary concern throughout the whole process was my well-being. He and his team worked hard to ensure that my medical expenses were covered and that I was fairly compensated. I would recommend Mr. Adams and his team to anyone who is in need of legal representation related to an accident.
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Posted by Maria Aviles | March 5, 2023
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Excellent Service
Excellent Service and excellent staff and very informative. I will highly recommend this lawfirm.
Posted by Stephanie | August 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience and great outcome!
We could not be more grateful to Adams & Corzine for helping us navigate the most horrific experience of our life. After being hit head on by an impaired driver, Doug Adams and staff helped us every step of the way in handling legal matters, medical bills and more. Doug Adams went above and beyond to help us receive a settlement that exceeded our expectations. Communication was frequent, timely and thorough. For us, finding someone we could trust was everything. We highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Taylor | June 14, 2022
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Amazing help
I was referred to Doug Adams office through a friend after dealing with a car accident in which my insurance had lapsed through that little period. They were incredibly helpful and communicated everything extremely well, timely, and helped me understand the jargon that comes with dealing with legalities. Very professional on top of it all. I can't recommend them enough
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Posted by Danielle | March 27, 2021
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Dedicated and awesome
When we hire Doug to take the case after my accident in 2019 where my car was totaled I was unsure of what was going to happen. Doug was very reassuring and helpful to my family. He fought hard for our family during a pandemic and did the best he could and we are super grateful for the outcome of the case. Thank you. You are an amazing Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
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Very good law firm which actually listens to you and get results.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Let me begin by saying this, I have never met a more professional, trust worthy law firm in my career of 35 plus years of customer service. They are very concerned about the client and the facts. They are very ethical in giving advice and what to expect from the process. We were involved in an auto accident which was very poorly handled by both insurance companies. After they stepped in everything changed and we were treated very fairly by the involved parties and insurance companies. Mr. Adams went the extra mile to help us and understand our concerns and needs. We are very grateful to them for the positive outcome of our case. Gabriela always responded to my emails, calls and faxes in timely manner and helped us in filling out all the forms. We got very good results and excellent performance from this law firm.
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Posted by Dennis | June 25, 2020
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I'm so glad I called this firm.
I was involved in a really bad accident on a freeway, I was rear-ended while sitting in traffic, a distracted driver hit me doing about 40 MPH. My car was totaled, I was injured. During the whole process Doug and his staff kept me informed every step of the way. I feel that Doug went to bat for me and he got me what I felt I deserved, Doug is a straight shooter and I would recommend him and his team any day of the week. And should I ever need help again, they will be the first one's I call.
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Posted by Timothy | August 5, 2019
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An Excellent Attorney
Doug Adams handled my complicated personal injury case with excellent results. His staff is responsive and competent. Doug is a professional and straight forward lawyer who I would be happy to hire again or recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2019
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A wise counselor
After I was dislocated by the Camp Fire disaster in Paradise, CA, and while I was struggling to find permanent housing, my health insurer threatened to cancel my policy for lack of California residency. A situation that was already fraught with anxiety now seemed nightmarish. I was very fortunate that Doug Adams kindly and generously volunteered to help me. He contacted the insurer on my behalf to lodge an appeal, relieving me of this task, and he advised me on the particulars of my interactions with the company. He also advised me to find a home as quickly as possible. Once I had found one, he ensured that my status as California resident was properly confirmed so there could be no further challenges. I am grateful not only for Mr. Adams’ legal expertise and good counsel but also for his kindness and graciousness to me during this difficult time. His abilities and character are exemplary, and I will always be indebted to him.
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Posted by Debbie | May 1, 2018
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Bike accident
I was in a bike accident late last year and spent three days in neural trauma ICU with a broken jaw, fractures to my right orbital eye socket and fragmented right cheek that had to be rebuilt. My jaw was wired shut for a month and I still suffer the effects of a concussion resulting from the trauma. Doug Adams proved to be an incredibly capable attorney, who deftly maneuvered through the many obstacles affecting our case. His primary concern throughout the process was my well-being, and he worked hard to ensure that any future costs resulting from my injuries would be covered financially. No one thinks this will ever happen to them. When it did happen to me, I was fortunate that Doug and Gabriela were there to help. As a team, they are professional, caring, hard working and honest. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to them. Debbie I.
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Posted by June | February 7, 2018
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Courteous and profesional
My case wasn't big, but they treated me like it was. Professional, courteous, attentive to my case and always explained everything in detail. I have recommended Adams and Corzine. and will continue to do so.
Posted by Kerry | December 12, 2015
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Doug is awesome!
I slipped and fell in a restaurant and broke my leg. Doug was recommended to me by a family member and agreed to represent me. Of course the restaurant denied liability but Doug was able to eventually convince them they were responsible. A fair and favorable settlement was reached just prior to trial. I would recommend his firm to anyone who is injured and needs help.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Adams & Corzine
  • 1999 - Present
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Douglas P. Adams
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Duncan, Ball, Evans & Ubaldi
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1990
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • • Savnik v. Hall (1999) 74 Cal.App.4th 77; 88 Cal.Rptr.2d 417
  • • John Perez v. Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing, 161 F.Supp.2d 1110 (E.D. Cal. 2001)
  • • Jeffers v. Gomez, 267 F.3d 895 (9th Cir. 2001)
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Associations

  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • El Dorado County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Northern California Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Sacramento Chapter
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Board Member
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Northern California Fraud Investigators Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President, Sacramento Chapter
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Advocate
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Sacramento Chapter)
  • 2004
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • UOP-McGeorge School of Law
  • 1984
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Bancroft- Whitney
  • N/A
  • National Board Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Masters in Trial
  • Litigation
  • 2013
  • National Ethics Trial Competition- Judge
  • Trial Competition
  • 2010
  • National Ethics Trial Competition- Judge
  • Trial Competition
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug Adams is an experienced, knowledgeable, and tenacious advocate on behalf of his clients. He is well respected by the entire legal community, including attorneys who have opposed him in civil cases, as evidenced by the fact that he has been selected as the 2015 President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of ABOTA, which is an exclusive and by invitation only organization of the top trial attorneys in the nation,"