Adam M. Hames

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Hames Law Firm L.L.C.
 | 511 East Paces Ferry Road N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-842-9577
Fax: 404-842-9599
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A published author for several professional publications, Adam M. Hames brings both local and international experience to the Hames Law Firm L.L.C. As the founder of the firm, he is dedicated to providing fair representation to clients in all criminal matters, including appeals, civil litigation, white collar crimes, fraud, sex crimes, murder, property crimes and copyright violations. He provides a timely, cost-effective, professional approach to all criminal matters in Georgia.

He gained international experience studying comparative constitution law at the Universita Di Siena and graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 1998. Previous to attending law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the American University and participated in the Institute for Shipboard Education through the University of Pittsburgh.

While serving as assistant attorney general for the Attorney General of Georgia in their criminal division, Mr. Hames tried over 95 cases. This provided him with extensive experience working in appeals, criminal law and habeas corpus. He has previous experience representing both companies and individuals in cases of health care fraud, money laundering and loan application fraud. Successful in civil litigation, at trial and on appeal, Mr. Hames is passionate about giving his clients the best representation for their money. 

A member of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, the American Bar Association and the organizing committee of the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, Mr. Hames also enjoys serving his community as a coach of several girls’ soccer teams and the coach of the High School Mock Trial Team at The Paideia School.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Appellate (50%): Appeals

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law, Sex Offenses

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Appeals, Criminal Law, Sex Offenses, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

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About Adam Hames

Admitted: 1998, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • Gary Lawton Fretwell Leadership Award, Tulane School of Law, 1998
  • Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Journal of Law And Sexuality, Tulane School of Law, 1998
  •  Committee and ADR Academic Advisory Committee, Tulane School of Law, 1998
  • Dean’s Advisory, Tulane School of Law, 1998
  • Certificate of Advance Study of Arbitration, Tulane School of Law, 1998
  • Chief Administrator, Honor Board, Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Tulane School of Law, 1998

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Arbitrator and Mediator, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Barrister, Lamar Inn of Court, 2008
  • Past Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2008
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 2008
  • Chair, Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia, 2007
  • Vice Chair, Appellate Practice Section State Bar of Georgia, 2006
  • Treasurer/Secretary, Appellate Practice Section State Bar of Georgia, 2005
  • Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, (ECAPI), Organizing Committee
  •  Co-Chair, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Judiciary Committee
  •  Co-Chair, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Membership Committee
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Criminal Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Advisory Committee for Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 2008
  • "An Appeal for Justice", 2007
  • Alumni Advisory Committee, The Paideia School
  • Coach, Purple Panthers, girls soccer team, PRUMC
  • Coach, Cheetahs  girls soccer team, PRUMC
  • Coach, Luck Clovers,  girls soccer team, PRUMC
  • Coach, Paideia High School Mock Trial team

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chair, Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar, 2003
  • Chair, Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar, 2002
  • Review of the Georgia Supreme Court’s Appellate Practice Decisions for 2002 through 2003 Article for ICLE’s Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar 2003, Author
  • Raising Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel on Appeal in GeorgiaThe Appellate Review, Vol. 4, Number 1, 2004, Author
  • Professionalism on Appeal as Reflected in the Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Written Materials for ECAPI, October 2008, Moderator and Author


  • Mayor & Alderman of Savannah v. Batson Cook 291 Ga. 114 (2012)  drafted responsive briefs and orally argued appeal for the original plaintiff., 2012
  • Akerele v. World Cargo Transport, Inc., successfully argued motion to dismiss in a Carriage of Goods by Sea Act case., 2011
  • City of College Park v. John Doe, obtained an acquittal for client charged with solicitation after a bench trial., 2011
  • State v. Walter Lee Williams, Fulton County Superior Court, negotiated a guilty plea and sentence after the case was overturned on appeal., 2010
  • City of Atlanta v. John Doe, client acquitted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana after a bench trial., 2010
  • White v. White, Superior Court of Cobb County, Settled the case after filing motion for new trial., 2010
  • Secretary of State v. Lamar Willis, Represented city councilman regarding allegations of fraud and mismanagement of his charity.  While he was fined for poor bookkeeping, Councilman Willis was exonerated of all allegations of fraud or misappropriation. , 2009
  • USA v. Magana-Sagrero, Northern District of Georgia, Client acquitted of gun charge in drug conspiracy case which was tried to a jury., 2009
  • State v. Tessler, 672 S.E.2d 522, (2009). Successfully overturned state criminal conviction on appeal of former Atlanta police officer convicted in the Kathryn Johnston shooting case., 2009
  • State v. Jamison, Superior Court of Newton County, Acquittal on Stalking, 2009
  • USA v. Phillip Hill et. al.,  U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia. Represented client in multi-million dollar mortgage fraud case.  The jury acquitted my client of several, but not all of the charges against him., 2007

Educational Background:

  • Universita Di Siena, Siena, Italy, 1997
  • The American University, Washington D.C., Bachelor of Arts, Literature, 1991
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Office Location for Adam M. Hames

511 East Paces Ferry Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305

Phone: 404-842-9577

Fax: 404-842-9599

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Last Updated: 11/9/2017

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