C. Kelvin Adams is a native Houstonian with over 40 years of experience in personal injury and commercial trial law. He litigates personal injury cases involving serious to catastrophic injuries and death, as well as a wide array of complex commercial litigation cases. He has litigated hundreds of personal injury and commercial cases earning millions of dollars in awards for his clients and has amassed a significant win record representing injury victims and their families, individuals, and businesses. He also has served as lead appellate counsel in significant state and federal appeals.
Kelvin is a strong advocate for injury victims and their families, and is dedicated to using his legal expertise, knowledge, and trial skills to assist them in obtaining full compensation for their losses. His excellence in the courtroom has allowed him to be recognized by his peers and judges as a skilled and ethical trial attorney and a specialist in the field of personal injury and civil trial law.
Kelvin also has extensive experience in handling commercial and banking litigation. For over 15 years, Kelvin represented financial institutions and regulatory agencies of federally insured financial institutions. This representation included, among others, collection claims, lender liability claims, director and officer liability claims, attorney/accountant/appraiser malpractice claims, fidelity bond claims and claims involving federal regulatory violations.
Since 1995, Kelvin has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – less than 1% of Texas attorneys have earned this dual certification. He has a nationwide peer review rating of AV Preeminent® (5 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He also has served on the State Bar of Texas’ Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee, Professionalism Committee and Crime Victims Committee.
In 1980, Kelvin obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of Lytae, was on the Dean’s List for all years in attendance, received the E. E. Townes Award for Academic Excellence and served as Assistant Editor for the South Texas Law Review. Before law school, he attended Mississippi State University on an athletic scholarship and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and University of Houston with a B.A. in Finance.
After law school, Kelvin had the honor of serving as the Briefing Attorney for Justice Sears McGee on the Supreme Court of Texas and then joined the Houston law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP) where he handled personal injury and commercial litigation, and civil appeals.
In 1982, Kelvin moved to Bryan, Texas to form the law firm of West, Adams. Webb & Allbritton, P.C. (now West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.), as a founding principal. There, Kelvin spent many years representing both individuals and businesses in personal injury and commercial litigation. He also litigated and tried medical malpractice cases for healthcare providers and a leading hospital and medical clinic with facilities throughout Texas. Kelvin also supervised, mentored and trained at any given time from10 to 15 trial attorneys who were associates at the firm.
In 2001, Kelvin moved back to Houston to join the Houston law firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., as a partner in the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Malpractice and Appellate Sections. There, he tried significant product liability cases for some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, tried high-profile medical malpractice cases for several of Houston’s largest healthcare providers, and served as lead appellate counsel in numerous appeals involving products liability, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage disputes. In 2020, he joined The Woodlands office of the law firm of Leger, Ketchum and Cohoon, PLLC.
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