With over 20 years of experience, Christopher W. Adams, the founder of The Law Office of Christopher W. Adams, P.C., represents clients in South Carolina and Georgia. From the firm's office in Charleston, he focuses his practice on cases involving criminal defense, white collar crime and death penalty defense.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Adams attended the University of West Georgia, earning his degree in 1988. In 1992, he was awarded his Juris Doctor by the Georgetown University Law Center and became licensed to practice law the same year. Before opening his practice, he spent 15 years as public defender, assisting clients in cases that ranged from driving offenses to capital murder. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the director of the Office of the Georgia Capital Defenders, where he handled 40 cases, all of which failed to result in the death penalty.
In 2000, Mr. Adams joined the Southern Center for Human Rights, where he defended those facing the death penalty. Some of the cases he won include two acquittals for two different death row inmates, a DNA exoneration, and a lesser conviction and sentence for a death row inmate.
In order to continually better his practice, Mr. Adams has held membership in multiple professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Georgetown Law Center. Well-respected by his peers, he has earned numerous awards and honors. In 2007 and 2008, he earned a President's Commendation award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He earned a Recognition of Service award from the organization in 2004. Mr. Adams additionally holds a 10.0 "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo.
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Last Updated: 1/12/2017