Rodney K. Adams
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Capping a more than thirty-year career in health law, Rodney Adams accepted a joint appointment at the University of Richmond Law School and at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Health Administration in 2018 to teach medical ethics and health law. At the College of William and Mary, Mr. Adams has taught a medical malpractice trial practicum since 2015 that includes physicians and surgeons playing key roles in the trial held before a judge and jury. He continues to focus on advising and defending health care providers in matters involving patient care and other unique issues confronting the healthcare industry. Mr. Adams tried more than 75 major cases to jury verdict, and was named Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice, Defendant, in 2019 by Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Adams received a BA from Millikin University; LLM in Forensic Medicine from the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Law; and a JD from the University of Illinois, College of Law. He is certified by the American Board of Trial Advocacy and appears in the Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark, Martindale Hubbell AV-Peer Rating and other rankings.
A frequent speaker at national medical and law conferences, Mr. Adams has authored Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition (2016), and Clinical Trials & Human Research: A Practical Guide to Regulatory Compliance (w/F. Rozovsky, 2003). Mr. Adams also teaches study abroad programs on global medical ethics for William & Mary undergraduates. Teaching assignments have taken him to China, South Africa and Mauritius.