Christopher E. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Krevolin & Horst, LLC
 | One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250, 1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-888-9700
Fax: 404-888-9577
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Chris Adams focuses his practice on education law, commercial litigation, and appeals. Chris has represented more than a dozen charter schools in Georgia on topics including authorization, funding, governance, personnel, enrollment, discipline, and contract negotiations. Chris also handles complex litigation and appeals involving constitutional law, business torts, contracts, trade secrets, and False Claims Act cases.

    Chris's work on behalf of charter schools has included:

    Helping a charter school to negotiate substantial additional funding from its local district;
    Representing education service providers and charter schools in negotiations surrounding management agreements, leases, and other contracts;
    Helping multiple schools through the authoritzation and renewal processes;
    Working with multiple charter schools on enrollment and socioeconomic diversity initiatives;
    Working with charter schools and other stakeholders to help pass a 2015 law that allows charter schools to use "weighted lotteries" to increase access for educationally disadvantaged students.

    Chris also works with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in disciplinary hearings at colleges and universities. Chris is an expert on socioeconomic diversity. He has written, presented at conferences, and testified before the Georgia legislature regarding this issue. As a former teacher with Teach for America, Chris serves on charter school interview panels for the Atlanta Public Schools and the Walton Grant Review Committee, and is a guest lecturer on charter schools at Emory University School of Law.

    After graduating from Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Chris clerked for the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was a litigation associate at a firm in Washington DC.

    Chris serves on the Walton Family Foundation Charter School Grant Review Committee and reviews charter school applications for the Atlanta Public Schools Office of Innovation.  He is also a member of Young Professionals for Education Equity, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers.   

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Schools & Education
    • 30%Business Litigation
    • 20%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Education, Schools, Appeals

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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    About Christopher Adams

    Admitted: 2008, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://www.khlawfirm.com/attorney/christopher-e-adams

    Honors/Awards:

    • Georgia Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
    • Woodruff Scholar, Order of the Coif, Emory University School of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Teacher, Teach for America, 2002-2004

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers
    • Member, State Bar of Georgia
    • Member, Walton Family Foundation Grant Review Committee
    • Member, Young Professionals for Education Equity

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Grant Reviewer, Walton Family Foundation Charter School Grant Review Committee, 2011-present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Supreme Court ruled in favor of K&H clients that insolvency pool did not have standing to challenge statute providing coverage for certain workers' compensation claims.  Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool v. Hulsey Environmental Servs., Inc. 293 Ga. 504 (2013), 2013
    • Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool v. Hulsey Environmental Services, Inc. et al.  (Ga. Ct. App. 2012), Outcome: Won, 2012
    • Pearson v. TPA Acquisition Co. et al., Case No. 10C-01389-22, Outcome: Won, 2012

    Transactions:

    • Negotiated charter school management agreements with education management organizations (EMOs).
    • Negotiated settlement with school district resulting in substantially increased funding for charter school.

    Educational Background:

    • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, B.A., Political Science & Environmental Studies, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Education
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    Office Location for Christopher E. Adams

    One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250
    1201 West Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309

    Phone: 404-888-9700

    Fax: 404-888-9577

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