Rodney K. Adams is a health care trial attorney at LeClairRyan. He has a unique niche in patient care issues and has published two books on various aspects of the topic: Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition and Clinical Trials and Human Research: A Practical Guide to Compliance (co-authored with F. Rozovsky). Mr. Adams also contributed to Rozovsky & Woods, The Handbook of Patient Safety Compliance: A Practical Guide for Health Care Organizations. His guidance, whether during a strategic discussion or during a crisis, is based on practical experience before juries and government boards.
Mr. Adams represented several large hospitals and medical colleges in Chicago before moving to Richmond in 1991. He currently counsels and defends hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and other health care providers in court and administrative forums throughout the Commonwealth. Mr. Adams is annually listed among Virginia Business' "Legal Elite", Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Largest Defense Verdicts", "Super Lawyers," and "Best Lawyers in America." He has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Practice.
Mr. Adams taught health law at Kent College of Law (Chicago) for several years and trial advocacy at University of Richmond School of Law. Currently, Mr. Adams teaches bioethics / health law at Virginia Commonwealth University and Mary Baldwin University and a medical litigation course at the College of William & Mary School of Law He graduated from Millikin University; the University of Glasgow, Scotland (L.L.M. in Forensic Medicine); and the University of Illinois College of Law. Mr. Adams is admitted to the state and federal courts of Virginia and Illinois.
A frequent speaker at national law and medicine conferences, Mr. Adams has also chaired an ABA subcommittee on bioethics.
Specialties: Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Defense; Licensure Defense; Bioethics