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
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Chris Adams is an associate at Krevolin & Horst in Atlanta, Georgia, where he focuses on education law, commercial litigation, and appeals.  Chris works with charter schools on authorization, funding, board governance, and to manage relationships with education management organizations (EMOs) and other partners.  Chris recently helped one of his charter school clients to obtain a settlement that substantially increased the school's funding.  Chris also handles a variety of complex litigation including corporate governance, shareholder disputes, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, and whistleblower cases. 

Before joining Krevolin & Horst, Chris clerked for Judge Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  He also worked as a litigation associate with WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., where he handled complex litigation and appellate work. 

Chris graduated in 2007, with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was a Woodruff Scholar and Articles Editor for the Law Journal.  A former teacher with Teach For America, Chris has published two articles on education law and policy, which appear in the Emory Law Journal and the Journal of Child Welfare.

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Schools & Education (40%): Education, Schools

Business Litigation (30%)

Appellate (30%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Schools & Education: Education, Schools

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Christopher Adams

Admitted: 2007, Georgia

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

Honors and 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 and Writings:

Verdicts and 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

     

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