John C. Adams, Esq.

Arbitrator & Mediator

Mr. Adams is a partner in the firm of Hunt & Adams, Inc., currently specializing in major tort
litigation, emphasizing serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, including major
automobile, tractor-trailer and other vehicular accident cases, premises liability, products
liability, medical malpractice, psychological malpractice, government liability, insurance bad
faith/insurance coverage litigation and selected other tort cases.

Since his admission to the Bar in 1979, Mr. Adams has specialized exclusively in civil litigation
and civil appellate work; emphasizing personal injury, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, 
government tort liability, medical malpractice, business torts, wrongful termination, and other
tort and contract cases.

Immediately prior to joining Hunt and Adams, Mr. Adams was one of the founding partners in
the firm of Adams, Rowley, Mathews and Hadley in Fullerton, California, from 1986 to 1991, 
also emphasizing the same areas of civil litigation and appellate work.

Mr. Adams's civil litigation and appellate experience actually began during law school with his
employment as a law clerk for Wylie A. Aitken, Esq. from 1977-1979.


  • B.A.- History; U.C. Irvine (June 1973)
  • J.D.- Loyola University School of Law Los Angeles (June 1979)

Professional Experience

  • Bar Admissions

    • California Bar, November 1979

  • Federal

    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1981)

    • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)

  • Admitted In Haec Vice

    • U.S. District Court, Denver, Colorado

    • U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals (Re: Budd v.. American Excess Insurance Co , Infra)