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Gilbert T. Adams


Protecting America’s civil justice system. Representing Texans and their families since 1930.

Portrait of Gilbert T. Adams.
Adams, Gilbert T. 26" x 32". 2015. Collection of the artist. Montreal, Canada. Portrait on canvas.


A Beaumont native and graduate of Lamar University he received his Juris Doctor degree from the South Texas College of Law in 1968, returning to Beaumont to join the Firm founded by his father in 1930 and continued to practice with his father until his death in 1984.

Mr. Adams is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Former President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and former President of the South East Texas State Trial Lawyers Association he is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Political Action Committee.

He is a Fellow Member of the Texas Trial Lawyers of America. He is Vice Chair of the Pattern Jury Charge Committee and a member of the Oversight Sub-Committee of the State Bar Jury Charge Committee. He is a Member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Adams has written many articles for publication and is a speaker for numerous CLE programs.


A plaintiff’s attorney representing consumers, individuals, businessmen, partnerships and estates who have suffered injury and damage from illegal or unlawful conduct. He was elected Jefferson County Democratic Chair in 1988 and serves today in that capacity. He is active in County Chairs Association of Texas and the Texas Democratic Roundtable.
Mr. Adams served as a page to Speaker Sam Rayburn in the 1960 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. He attended the 1968 National Democratic Convention in Chicago and the 1992 National Convention in New York as a delegate. He attended the inauguration of President Truman, President Kennedy and President Clinton.


Mr. Adams has been involved in ranching in East Texas virtually all his life. The proper operation of a cow-calf ranch involves and requires natural resources conservation. His operation involves both timberland and grassland.
 

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