Robert T Adams

Robert T Adams
2555 Grand Blvd
Kansas City
+1 816 559 2230
+1 816 421 5547


Who's Who Legal Product Liability Defence

Robert T Adams is recognised as one of the most accomplished trial attorneys in the country. He serves as co-chair of the general liability litigation practice group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP and is on the firm’s executive committee.

Rob practises in the areas of product liability, intellectual property litigation, insurance coverage litigation and commercial litigation. He has first-chaired more than 40 jury trials in several different federal and state courts. One of his most impressive defence verdicts, Sherrer v Boston Scientific, was selected as the “top defence verdict” in the US by Courtroom View Network. The seasoned litigator has made numerous arguments in appellate courts throughout the country and regularly presents on trial advocacy, jury selection and litigation ethics.

In addition to his impressive trial record, Rob has earned an array of awards and honours. He is a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is listed in the Best Lawyers of America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Among his many awards, Rob has been honoured as one of the “top 100 trial lawyers” by Benchmark Litigation, one of the “most powerful 250 business leaders in Greater Kansas City” by Ingram’s, Product Liability Attorney of the Year by LMG Life Sciences and is listed in The Legal 500 and The Lawdragon 500. He also has been included among the Kansas City Business Journal “best of the bar” since 2003, and the “top 10” Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers since 2013.

Moreover, Rob makes time to serve the legal industry in leadership roles. He is a member of the Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel and has served on the Missouri Bar board of governors, the Missouri Organisation of Defence Lawyers board of directors and the board of directors of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Rob received his JD from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law.

WWL says: Robert Adams is praised by colleagues as "an outstanding lawyer", known for his "excellent" practice that offers expertise on medical device and pharmaceutical matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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