Skip to main content

Thomas Richard Adams

Personal injury Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I represent people harmed by the negligence of others. Examples include car wrecks, pedestrian and bicycle injuries, nursing home injuries, sexual abuse, child abuse, dangerous premises (businesses and homes), dog bites and wrongful death.

  2. Consumer protection
    I represent consumers in Fraud and Unlawful Trade Practices cases. Examples include false advertisement, elder abuse and class actions.

  3. Litigation
    I represent business and individuals in breach of contract and other matters. I also serve as local counsel in various matters.

I focus my practice on helping people with personal injury, motor vehicle, injury, consumer and insurance claims.


I was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon.  I practice with Scott Kocher and paralegal Lisa Butler at Forum Law Group LLC in Portland.


I represent pro bono clients with restraining order hearings through the Domestic Violence Project of Legal Aid. I also participates in the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section’s Professional Development and Education Committee. 


I am an avid runner, and I'm usually training for a race so that I can feel better about regularly discovering and re-discovering Portland’s food and drink.


I  also like cramming books on the bus to work, hanging out with my little brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters and spending time with the dog and kitten.

Photos and videos


Thomas Richard Adams
3018 NE 67th Ave
Portland, OR, 97213

Personal Injury lawyers nearby


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Robert | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was hit by a car in February, 2015, and sustained debilitating injuries to my right knee. I stumbled across Tom's website online while researching personal injury attorneys, and couldn't be more satisfied with the service he provided me. From handling the complicated process of dealing with insurance companies, to offering thoughtful advice when it was needed, Tom was a total rock star. While I hope to never have the need for Tom's services again, I will be recommending him at every opportunity. I wouldn't hesitate reaching out to him for a second should the need for his quality work arise in the future. Thanks a million, Tom!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
Peace Of Mind With Tom Adams
Tom represented me after a bad car accident. I had injuries that required surgery and several months of physical therapy, and was also in the process of moving and starting a new job when the accident happened. Tom served as a kind and patient adviser during a stressful time. When my medical insurance repeatedly billed me in error for treatment related to the accident, Tom's firm was able to resolve the issue and get my insurance to bill my PIP plan instead. He negotiated the best possible injury settlement in my case in spite of low policy limits. The driver who caused the accident was covered by a notoriously cheap and difficult insurance company, and I doubt I would have received a settlement without a persistent and competent lawyer. Tom was respectful of my priorities, in particular making sure that my settlement agreement was not harmful to the passengers in my car, who were close friends of mine who were pursing their own settlement from the at-fault driver's insurance. Because of the policy limits involved in my case, it was never going to make a lot of money for Tom's firm, but they still provided me with excellent and thorough representation. I highly recommend Thomas Adams.
Read less
Posted by Kathleen | March 2, 2015
Personal Injury
Tom took care of my claim efficiently. I was extremely pleased with the settlement. Tom kept in touch and always answered any questions promptly. I couldn't be happier with the experience. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Lynn | February 17, 2015
A Very Positive Experience!
Tom and Scott put me at ease the very first time I met them. This was the first time I have been involved in a law suit and consequently I had a lot of questions and concerns. They were both very patient and exceptionally knowledgeable. My calls and emails were always answered promptly and professionally. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. Tina, the paralegal, was outstanding also. I would highly recommend Forum Law Group. On a scale of 1-5, I would give Forum Law Group a 5.
Read less


  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • Rogue Law Firm PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • Forum Law Group LLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Vangelisti Kocher LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Williams Love O'leary & Powers
  • 2011 - 2012
View all work experience


  • New York University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Butner v. Warstler et al
  • Resolved
  • Rivers v. Thai Pepper
  • Plaintiff's Verdict
  • Hoffman v. Cleveland et al
  • Resolved


  • Multnomah Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • New Lawyer Award
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Recognition for Pro Bono Services
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 2014


  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Motor Vehicle Deskbook
  • Representing Victims in Oregon Dram Shop Cases
  • 2015
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Motor Vehicle Deskbook
  • The Decision to File
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Thomas
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is fantastic. His easy-going demeanor is reserved for his clients. His tough approach with insurance companies has earned him a reputation which adjusters respect and respond to."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Adams is a smart and dedicated attorney. But perhaps more important, Tom shows a skill present in only the best legal practitioners: he has a deep sense of empathy that translates into a burning passion for helping his clients obtain justice under the law."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a fierce advocate for victims in abuse and personal injury matters. He handles cases efficiently and with experience and integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as a smart upcoming and dynamic advocate for his clients - he will be a force to which lawyers should pay attention."
Employment and labor
Child abuse

Avvo Contributions

This attorney hasn't created any legal answers in Q&A or legal guides recently on Avvo.

Portland Personal injury Lawyer Thomas Richard Adams
Thomas Richard Adams
Personal injury Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 12 years