Richard V. W. Adams, III has been associated with the firm since 1978. He became a principal in 1983. Mr. Adams focuses his practice on business representation and commercial litigation.
Areas of Concentration
Mr. Adams has many small and mid-sized business clients. He strives to fully understand their particular needs and provide them with personalized counsel on the various legal issues that they confront on a regular basis. When the need for litigation arises, he can draw upon nearly 40 years of experience in Virginia state and federal courts. Mr. Adams holds an AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating from Lexis Nexis. He has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top business litigation and corporate attorneys in Virginia and in the Washington, D.C. area and has been included by ALM Media as a Top Rated Virginia Lawyer and Top Rated Labor and Employment Lawyer. Mr. Adams’ practice areas also include employment, alternative dispute resolution and construction.
Background and Accomplishments
Mr. Adams received his bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Wake Forest University and his juris doctor decree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary. He represents many automotive dealerships and management companies and has lectured automotive dealers and dealers’ attorneys for the Virginia State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education program. He has served as a member of the Board of the National Association of Dealer Counsel. He sat on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar’s Course on Professionalism, which is a mandatory ethics course for admittees to the Virginia Bar.
Mr. Adams has been an arbitrator for Fairfax County’s Department of Consumer Affairs for more than 30 years. He has chaired several committees of the Fairfax Bar Association, is a former president of the McLean Bar Association and has served as president of the William and Mary Law School Association. Mr. Adams is a member of the Christian Legal Society and The Church of the Cross, in Bluffton, South Carolina.