Barbara R. Adams is Adams | Nye's managing partner. She specializes in the defense of toxic tort and product liability litigation involving asbestos, lead, food toxins, underground tanks, and other chemicals in personal injury, property damage, and long-term/latent injury litigation actions. Ms. Adams has completed numerous jury trials in most of the Bay Area Superior Courts, otherwise successfully resolved complex cases, and has participated in the development of complex litigation rules for the Superior and Federal courts.
Ms. Adams also has significant experience and expertise in appellate law. She has filed and defended appeals, writs, and petitions before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, and the Federal Courts of Appeal. Ms. Adams handles appeals in which she has not been involved in the underlying litigation. Ms. Adams has been designated as a "Northern California Super Lawyer" (2005-2006, 2008-2016).
You can read Ms. Adams' views on toxic tort and chemical exposure issues at her blog, Toxics Defense.
Ms. Adams received her B.A. in Political Science from California State University at Fullerton in 1977 and her J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1981. She is admitted to practice in California, the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California.
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