Adam M. Gee

Adam M. Gee

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Elmira, NY

Ziff Law Firm, LLP
 | 303 William Street, Box 1338
Elmira, NY 14902-1338
Phone: 607-733-8866
Fax: 607-732-6062
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Adam practices in the areas of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice in both New York and Pennsylvania. Adam joined the Ziff Law Firm in February, 2004. Adam is a tenacious trial lawyer who thrives on being in the courtroom.

Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College, where he graduated as an Alden Scholar (Dean's List). Adam was also a Dean's List student at the Syracuse University College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1996.

Adam began his legal career with the Chemung County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Adam quickly rose to the rank of felony prosecutor, where he worked on the most serious crimes occurring in Chemung County. In 2000, Adam left the DA's Office to become head of the Legal Department for the Chemung County Department of Social Services. In that capacity, Adam managed an office of 7 attorneys and was responsible for the presentation of all child abuse and neglect proceedings, termination of parental rights, and juvenile delinquency matters in Chemung County.

Adam has extensive courtroom experience including the arguing of appeals before our Appellate Division and the Court of Appeals; New York's highest court.Adam is a member of the New York Trial Lawyers Association, the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as the Chemung County and New York State Bar Associations. Adam also maintains an active practice in Pennsylvania, where he is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Adam is an avid motorcyclist, and enjoys a thriving motorcycle accident practice.  Adam publishes the NY Biker Law Blog, which provides legal information, motorcycle news and product information from the viewpoint of a lawyer who rides.  In addition to his motorcycle blog, Adam wrote "Would You Ride Your Motorcycle Naked?" a book about motorcycle insurance and the types and amounts of coverage bikers really need.

Adam has received national recognition for his work in motorcycle cases.  He was chosen to teach a course on motorcycle law for Solo Practice University, an online legal education resource for lawyers and law students.  Adam was also chosen to teach a course on Motorcycle Law for Avvo.com's "Naked Law" lecture series.  Adam regularly speaks to different groups about insurance issues in NY and Pennsylvania.

Adam, along with fellow Ziff Law injury attorneys, Jim Reed and Christina Sonsire, also publishes the NY Injury Law Blog which is a great source of information about many aspects of N.Y. law and answers many questions our clients have asked us over the years.

Adam lives in Big Flats with his wife and two sons.

About Adam Gee

Admitted: 1997, New York

Professional Webpage: www.zifflaw.com/our-lawyers/adam-gee/

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to teach a course on How to Handle a Motorcyle Accident Case for Solo Practice University., Appointed to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2013, Selected for the faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2013
  • Chosen to teach a national CLE on changes to NY and Federal Gun Law, West Legal Education Center, 2013
  • Selected to teach a course on How to Handle a Motorcyle Accident Case for Solo Practice University., Appointed to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2012, Selected for the faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2012
  • Selected to teach a course on How to Handle a Motorcyle Accident Case for Solo Practice University., Appointed to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2011, Selected to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2011
  • Chosen to teach a course on Motorcycle Law for Avvo.com's "Naked Law" series., Guest Lecturer, Avvo.com, 2010
  • Selected to teach a course on How to Handle a Motorcyle Accident Case for Solo Practice University., Appointed to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2010
  • Chosen to teach a course on How to Handle a Motorcycle Accident Case for Solo Practice University, Appointed to the Faculty of Solo Practice University, Solo Practice University, 2009
  • Listed in Who's Who, World Wide Edition, Who's Who, 2008
  • Dean's List, Syracuse University College of Law, 2005
  • Faculty Award for Best Senior Thesis in Major, Allegheny College, 2004
  • Alden Scholar, Allegheny College, 2004
  • National Honor Society, 1990

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Received Certificate of Appreciation from the New York State Bar Association for volunteer activities as Coach of the Elmira Free Academy team in the New York State Mock Trial Program, 2007
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation from the New York State Bar Association for volunteer activities as Coach of the Elmira Free Academy team in the New York State Mock Trial Program, 2006

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Family Services, Inc, 2008
  • Board Member, Pipeline For Progress, Inc., 2004
  • Board Member, Elmira Jackals Youth Hockey, 2004

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • NY and PA Personal Injury and Malpractice Attorney Adam M. Gee of The Ziff Law Firm, LLP in Elmira, NY dissects the proposed new federal gun laws, including the recently advanced new executive orders.  He addresses New York’s new gun laws, what they may mean for the rest of the nation, and how they may be used as a model for proposed changes around the country., The Low Down on New Federal Gun Legislation, West Legal Education Center, 2013
  • In his new book, New York and Pennsylvania Motorcycle Lawyer Adam M. Gee shares his knowledge of motorcycle insurance gleaned from years of handling motorcycle cases. Tired of seeing bikers with huge injuries go uncompensated because of insurance decisions they made years earlier, Adam decided to do something about it. He wrote this book to educate bikers about the type and amount of insurance they should carry BEFORE they need that insurance. In this book, Adam dispels common myths about motorcycle insurance, explains why bikers need to worry about their own insurance, even if they are NOT at fault for the accident, explains how to protect yourself and your family, and reveals the most important insurance you can have, and why your insurance agent won’t sell it to you!, Author, Would You Ride Your Motorcycle Naked?, 2009
  • Featured Speaker, Legal Liability for EMT's and First Responders, 2008 EMSTAR Annual EMT Training, 2008
  • Featured Speaker, Medical Malpractice and EMT's - Legal Liability, 2007 EMSTAR Annual EMT Training, 2007

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Adam represented a high school student who amputated part of her thumb while operating a table saw without a guard.  Our investigation revealed that the wood shop teacher removed the guard that would have prevented this injury because it was malfunctioning, but failed to request a replacement guard and allowed his students to continue using the saw. Adam obtained a settlement for his client of $225,000.00 , 2012
  • A car occupied by a mother and her children was struck head on by an uninsured drunk driver.  After an extensive investigation and interviews with scores of witnesses, Adam was able to get the full $500,000.00 policy limits on the bar's dram shop policy for his clients., 2012
  • A jaywalking pedestrian represented by Adam was struck by a car operated by an elderly woman, sustaining multiple fractures.  Despite these liability issues, Adam was able to obtain the full policy limits of $500,000.00 for his client. , 2012
  • A couple represented by Adam Gee were riding on their motorcycle when they were struck by another driver.  They were awarded the full policy limits of $300,000.00, 2009
  • A personal injury client whose foot was run over by a forklift was awarded $550,000.00, 2009
  • An auto accident victim represented by Adam Gee who was involved in two accidents in a year, both resulting in neck injuries, was awarded $300,000.00, 2008
  • Adam represented a pedestrian who struck by car and eventually died from his injuries.  The driver of the car was intoxicated and underage.  Through an extensive investigation, Adam was able to identify the bar at which the defendant had been drinking.  Through a multi-year series of depositions of patrons, Adam was able to establish that the bar served the underage defendant. As a result, the case resolved for $650,000.00 
  • Adam represented a gentleman who was struck by a vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign.  The gentleman injured his back, resulting in a spinal fusion in his lumbar spine that made it difficult to continue his employment.  The case resolved for $500,000.00.

Representative Clients:

  • Adam's representative clients are those injured by the negligence of others.  They range from unemployed laborers to doctors, to men, women and children.  Adam has developed a significant motorcycle accident practice as well., 2004

Videos:

  • Adam discusses the punishment of juveniles in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discusses the legal ramifications of vandalism in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discusses internet prostitution laws in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discusses the legal ramifications for a stabbing incident in Elmira on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing the Youthful Offender law in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing the Calvin Harris murder trial on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing domestic violence in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing same sex marriage laws in New York on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing Motorcycle Insurance misconceptions on WETM-TV.
  • Adam discussing New York Firework Laws on WETM-TV
  • Adam Speaking about his practice.

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Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Allegheny College, 2004
  • Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Development, The School for Field Studies, Costa Rica, 2003
Office Location for Adam M. Gee

303 William Street
Box 1338
Elmira, NY 14902-1338

 

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Last Updated: 4/6/2018

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