Ashley Duncan Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Adams & Associates, PLC
 | 7502 E Monterey Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-219-1366
Fax: 480-219-1451
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Government Relations (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ashley Duncan Adams is the founder and principal of Adams & Associates, PLC, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She concentrates her practice on criminal defense, particularly white collar criminal defense. She represents individuals and corporate defendants throughout the Scottsdale area. 

In her more than 30 years as a practicing attorney, Ms. Adams has practiced at the state and federal levels, and has handled administrative and regulatory matters involving fraud or government investigations. The National Trial Lawyers included her on its “Top 100” list in criminal defense and the Phoenix Business Journal presented her with a Forty Under Forty award in 2006.

Active in the American Bar Association, Ms. Adams belongs to the Southwest Region subcommittee on white collar crime and the Health Care Fraud & Compliance subcommittee. She is also a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and serves as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She has lectured at continuing legal education seminars and at American Bar Association events. 

A graduate of The University of Oklahoma, where she earned a bachelor’s degree, Ms. Adams went on to receive her law degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. During law school, she received several academic awards and belonged to the Order of the Barristers.

Prior to founding her law firm, Ms. Adams worked in a variety of legal roles, including serving as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. She prosecuted many white collar crime cases involving health care and fraud, before turning her practice focus to white collar criminal defense.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Government Relations
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2021

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About Ashley Adams

Admitted: 1991, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.azwhitecollarcrime.com/our-attorneys

Honors/Awards:

  • White Collar Criminal Defense, America's Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2010 & 2011
  • Fiesta Bowl, Rookie of the Year Award, 2002
  • White Collar Criminal Defense, America's Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Southwest, The National Trial Lawyer, 2015
  • The Phoenix Business Journal honors forty recipients of its award as the best young leaders in the Valley, Forty Under Forty, Phoenix Business Journal, 2006
  • White Collar Criminal Defense, American's Best Lawyers, 2010
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorney, Northeast Valley Magazine, 2011
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney in Criminal Law, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • White Collar Criminal Defense, America's Best Lawyers, 2012
  • America's Best Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Southwest, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • White Collar Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Bar Association Fellow, 2020
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2012
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee Member, 2013
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2009
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, District of Arizona, 2013
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2011
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2014
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee Member, 2011
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee Member, 2015
  • Scottsdale Bar Association-Member, 2015
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, District of Arizona, 2012
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, District of Arizona, 2015
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2013
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee Member, 2012
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee Member, 2014
  • American Bar Association Co-Chair for Southwest Subcommittee on White Collar Crime, 2010
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, District of Arizona, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Oklahoma Alumni Association
  • Fiesta Bowl Committee Member and Coach 2002-2009
  • Head Soccer Coach for Scottsdale Soccer Youth Association-girls 9-10
  • Scottsdale Soccer Coach-girls, 2013
  • Scottsdale Soccer Coach-Girls, 2012
  • Scottsdale Soccer Coach-girls, 2011
  • Scottsdale Soccer Coach-girls, 2014
  • Founder of Maddie's Daddy Foundation, Inc.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Phoenix Business Journal, Forty Under Forty Award, 2006
  • Speaker-American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Criminal Justice Section, Health Care Fraud Update-August, 2011, Toronto, CA
  • Speaker, FCA/Qui Tam Litigation Update, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Speaker, White Collar Crime Update 2008-2009-Arizona State Bar
  • Speaker, CLE by the Sea
  • Adjunct Professor at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Columnist, So Scottsdale
  • Columnist, Scottsdale Health

Representative Clients:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Numerous white collar criminal defendants
  • Hospice
  • Pharmacists
  • Mortgage Bankers
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Nurses
  • Numerous criminal defendants

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Handled over 20 complex qui tam investigations and cases
  • Tried over 10 complex jury trial in federal court as a solo practitioner
  • Tried over 10 jury trial in state and municipal courts

Newsletters:

  • Lawmakers Consider New Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies After Meningitis Outbreak of 2012 - June 2013
  • Is Your Cell Phone Your Temple? The Ninth Circuit Says "Yes!" - January 2015
  • Reverse Mortgages may be a Solution for some but may Lead to False Accusations - January 2014
  • Talking About Racism-Facing Our Discomfort - July 2015
  • Taking the Fifth:  The “Longer Reach” of Self-Incrimination Protection - April 2014
  • Stalking Conviction Stands in Ninth Circuit Case - July 2014
  • Defining Qui Tam and Reporting Information about Government Fraud - May 2013
  • The Season to be Thankful and the Number 11 - December 2014
  • Can Edward Snowden be Charged with Treason? - August 2013
  • A Fish Tale: The Supreme Court Clarifies the Obstruction Clause in the Sarbanes Oxley Act - May 2015
  • Ashley D. Adams included in Super Lawyers of the Southwest and Best Lawyers for White Collar Criminal Defense in 2014 - February 2014
  • Concerns About Sentencing Fairness Spark Clemency Rule Reforms - May 2014
  • Obtaining an Arizona Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment - April 2013
  • Ashley D. Adams, PLC Celebrates Five Years as Scottsdale’s Premier White Collar Criminal Defense Firm - September 2014

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1988, G.P.A. 4.0, Phi Beta Kappa, Outstanding Senior in The College of Arts and Sciences, Golden Key Honor Society Outstanding Senior, Dean Bass Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship Chairperson and Treasurer of Delta Delta Delta Sorority

Industry Groups

  • ABA Co-Chair For Southwest Section On White Collar Crime
  • Arizona State University College Of Law;
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine; Ad Junc Professor
  • Criminal Defense
  • Selected For Best Lawyers
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Office Location for Ashley Duncan Adams

7502 E Monterey Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: 480-219-1366

Fax: 480-219-1451

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