Charles C. Adams Jr.

Charles C. Adams Jr.

Lexington, Kentucky

Chuck Adams was born and raised in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of two lawyers. B.S., U.K., 1983; J.D., U.L., 1986. Licensed, all Kentucky courts, state and federal, 1986. In 2002, Chuck was elected to serve as statewide President of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (now KJA). In addition to Kentucky Super Lawyer s , he is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Chuck has handled a wide assortment of personal injury cases, including those involving automobile accidents, aviation, dram shop (liquor liability), insurance bad faith, lawyer negligence, medical negligence, medication and prescription errors, motorcycle accidents, power line electrocution, premises liability, products liability, and trucking accidents. He has tried cases in over 20 Kentucky courts, with an array of successful jury verdicts. See: Verdicts & Settlements . In addition, Chuck is a frequent seminar presenter on evidence, products liability and other trial practice issues and has been very active in legislative affairs on behalf of injured victims and consumers. Appellate reference: Morales v. American Honda Motor Co., 151 F.3d 500 (6th Cir., 1998).

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1986


  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1986
    • Honors: Editorial Board, University of Louisville Journal of Family Law
    • Honors: National Co-Chairman, National Conference of Law Reviews, 1985-86
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.S.Acct., Bachelor of Science in Accounting - 1983
  • Westminster High School, Atlanta, Georgia - 1977

Representative Cases

  • Morales v. American Honda Motor Co., 151 F.3d 500 (6th Cir., 1998)


  • Taught, Kentucky Justice Association, Trial practice, products liability, evidence, insurance bad faith, dram shop (liquor liability) and trial strategies & techniques

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, annually since 2005
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, annually since 2007
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice , Member, 1985 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association , Member, 1986 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association , Member, 1986 - Present
  • Kentucky Justice Association , President, 2002