C. Kelvin Adams

C. Kelvin Adams

10077 Grogan’s Mill Road, Suite 325
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Phone. 832-764-7205
Fax. 832-764-7205
Main. 832-764-7200
E-mail. kadams@lkclawfirm.com

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Business Owner Disputes
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Medication/Drug Defects
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Vehicle/Product Defects
  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Malpractice Claims
  • Consumer Protection Claims
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Premise Liability Claims
  • Insurance Claims

Professional Summary

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 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.

Education Background

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.

Employment History

After law school, Kelvin had the honor of serving as the Briefing Attorney for Justice Sears Magee on the Supreme Court of Texas and then joined the Houston law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. where he handled personal injury and commercial litigation, and civil appeals. He later joined 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.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1995 – present).
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1995 – present).

Legal Licenses

  • State of Texas (1980 to present).
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee, Member (2012 – 2016).
  • State Bar of Texas, Professionalism Committee, Member (1992-1995).
  • State Bar of Texas, Crimes Victims Committee, Member (1993-1997).
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow.
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Houston Bar Association.
  • The Woodlands Bar Association.
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

Publications & Presentations

  • “The Duty to Use Pharmacogentics and Pharmacogenomics to Reduce the Risk of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury” – (Co-authors), Drug Recall Litigation Reporter (March 2004).
  • “Admitting and Excluding Medical Causation Testimony in Pharmaceutical and Toxic Tort Substance Litigation” – Houston Bar Association/CLE Seminar (2007)
  • “Preserving Error at Charge Conference” – Hays County Bar Association/CLE Seminar (2015).
  • “Suing and Defending Claims by and against Regulatory Agencies for Federally Insured Financial Institutions” – Brazos County Bar Association/ CLE Seminar (1991).

Appellate Cases

Below are some of the appellate cases Kelvin has handled in his appellate practice:

410/West Ave., Ltd. v. Texas Trust Savings Bank, 810 S.W.2d 422 (Tex. App.–San Antonio 1991, no writ) (banking case involving numerous lender liability claims).

AmWest Savings Ass’n v. Farmers Market of Odessa, Inc., 753 F. Supp. 1339 (W.D. Tex. 1990) (represented federal regulatory agency to recover note deficiency).

Baylor College of Medicine v. Camberg, 247 S.W.3d 342 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, pet. denied) (medical malpractice case involving survival and wrongful death claims).

Belgian American Inv’ts & Trade, Inc. v. F.S.L.I.C., 717 F. Supp. 462 (N.D. Tex. 1989) (banking case involving a federal regulatory agency).

Brown & Brown of Texas, Inc. v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., 2009 WL 4856782 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 2009, no pet. h.) (misrepresentation and deceptive trade practices case involving an insurance policy).

Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery Ass’n v. Harmony Baptist Church, Case No. 14-84-00421-CV (Tex. App.-Houston [14th District] 1984) (real property case involving enforcement of deed restrictions).

Health Systems Int’l – Bryan/Bryan Nephrology Center Joint Venture v. Suki, Case No. 01-87-01113-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 1987) (business case to enforce buy sale agreement between owners).

Lincoln Nat’l Life Ins. Co. v. Brown Schools, Inc., 757 S.W.2d 411 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1988, no writ) (insurance case involving overpayment to healthcare provider).

Matter of Meyerland Co., 960 F.2d 512 (5th Cir. 1992) (banking case involving lender liability claims against a financial institution in receivership).

McNeily v. United States, 839 F. Supp. 423 (N.D. Tex. 1992) (banking case involving lender liability claims against a financial institution in receivership).

Mercado v. Warner-Lambert Co., 106 S.W.3d 393 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 2003, pet. denied) (product liability case involving a pharmaceutical drug).

Pasket v. F.D.I.C., 785 S.W.2d 172 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1990, writ dism’d w.o.j.) (banking case involving federal-regulatory agency).

Patterson v. J.H. Walker, Inc., Case No. 08-01-00136-CV (Tex. App.–El Paso 2001) (truck accident case).

Peerenboom v. HSP Foods, Inc., 910 S.W.2d 156 (Tex. App.-Waco 1995, no writ) (premises liability case against business for an on premises assault).

Perryco, Inc. v. F.D.I.C., 777 S.W.2d 549 (Tex. App.–El Paso 1989, no writ) (banking case involving federal-regulatory agency).

Pioneer Natural Resources U.S.A., Inc. v. W.L. Ranch, Inc., 127 S.W.3d 900 (Tex. App.–Corpus Christi 2004, pet. denied) (oil and gas case involving claims for trespass, negligent drilling and breach of mineral lease).

Rabe v. Guaranty Nat’l Ins. Co., 787 S.W.2d 575 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 1990, writ denied) (breach of contract case involving an insurance policy).

Seismic Equipment Exchange, Inc. v. Blackwell, Case No. 01-86-00293-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [14th District] 1984) (product liability case involving a brain injury suffered in an off-road seismic vehicle accident).

Union Pacific Resources Group, Inc. v. Neinast, 67 S.W.3d 275 (Tex. App.–Houston [1st District] 2001, no pet.) (class action case brought by oil and gas royalty owners).

U.S. Silica Co. v. Tompkins, 92 S.W.3d 605 (Tex. App.–Beaumont 2002), rev’d and remanded, 156 S.W.3d 578 (Tex. 2005) (per curiam) (product liability case for wrongful death involving silica sand).

Worldwide Anesthesia Associates, Inc. v. Bryan Anesthesia, Inc., 765 S.W.2d 445 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th District] 1988, no writ) (business case involving antitrust claims and breach of contract).