Morgan G. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC
 | The Adams Building, 1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-265-2020
Fax: 423-265-2025
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

The founder of Truck Wreck Justice, PLLC on the east coast and Seattle Truck Law, PLLC on the west coast, Morgan G. Adams has developed a national reputation as a skilled personal injury and wrongful death litigation attorney. As the name of his firm would suggest, he focuses his practice on truck accidents, providing representation to clients who have been harmed in such collisions caused by the negligence of truck drivers or their employers. In addition to accidents caused by transportation carriers, Mr. Adams has experience in cases involving dump trucks, concrete mixers, school and passenger buses, and logging trucks. While many of the incidents have been the result of a truck driver who was speeding, distracted, drowsy or impaired by drugs or alcohol, others are due to improper truck maintenance, lack of supervision, or poorly secured cargo. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients. He has represented clients hurt in commercial motor vehicle wrecks in 43 states.

Mr. Adams attended Bowdoin College in Maine and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. He then pursued his legal education at Georgia State University College of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1989. He then spent 22.5 years in the U.S. Marine Corps on active duty and the reserves. Mr. Adams entered private practice in 1997. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Georgia and Washington. 

Mr. Adams has received many honors and accolades throughout his career, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he is certified as a specialist in civil trial law and Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the past President of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys and past Chair othe AAJ Truckign Litigation Group. Mr. Adams frequently delivers presentations on topics related to his practice area to groups of fellow professionals.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2020

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About Morgan Adams

Admitted: 1989, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Tennessee, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • LawDragon 500 National Finalist, 2010-2011
  • Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyer, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-2010
  • Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers’ Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Tennessee, The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • MidSouth Super Lawyer for Personal Injury (Trucking), Super Lawyers, 2008-2009
  • Weidemann & Wysocki Award, American Association For Justice, 2010
  • AV (highest rating, "preeminent"), Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, AAJ Truck Litigation Group, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as an accredited attorney before the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2008
  • NBTA Board Certified Truck Accident Law, 2018
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, NBTA, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association, 1989-present
  • Chair, AAJ Truckign Litigation Group
  • Chair, AAJ Section Leaders Council
  • President, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • President, Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association, 2002-2003
  • Chair, American Association of Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, 2009-10
  • Chair, Solo & Small Firms Section, American Association for Justice, 2011
  • Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, WY, 2012
  • Chair, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2019-2020
  • Chair, Tennessee Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Seminars, 2003 to present
  • Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 2009-11
  • Treasurer, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2015-2016
  • Board Member, American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2011-present
  • Board Member, The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, 2015-present
  • Member, TOAS Injury Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 1989-present
  • Board of Governors, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - Present
  • Chair, Bus Litigation Group, American Association for Justice, 2015
  • Recognized as an AAJ Diplomate, 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Prepared lawyers for the Board Certification examination in Truck Accident Law. , Speaker, Preparing for Board Certification in Truck Accident Law, Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Legal, 2019
  • Bi-Annual Trucking program for Tennessee lawyers. , Speaker, Moderator, Hard Lessons Learned: Trucking Cases in 43 States, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Legal, 2020
  • Moderater for the Traumtic Brain Injury Program, AAJ Winter Convetion. , Moderator, Traumatic Brain Damage, American Association of Justice, Legal, 2020
  • In depth overview of objecting to written discovery and dealing with objections to written discovery. , Speaker, Objections to Written Discovery, American Association of Justice, Legal, 2019
  • A hands on approach to teaching deposition strategy and tactics in critical depositions in truck and commercial motor vehicle cases. , Speaker, Truck Deposition College, American Association of Justice, Legal, 2019
  • Understanding the catastrophic consequences of pediatric brain injuries and the developing brain.  , Speaker, Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children, American Association of Justice, Legal, 2019
  • Preparing demand letters in complex trucking wrecks involving catastrophic injuries. , Speaker, Demand Letters in Trucking Cases, Trial Guides, Legal, 2019
  • Insurance coverage issues in trucking litigation, Speaker, MCS-90 Update, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Expert Seminar, Speaker, Crushing, Flipping, and Co-opting the Defendant's Expert, Michigan Association for Justice, Legal, 2019
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, Speaker, Depositions are Trial, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Legal, 2019
  • National Conference, Speaker, Motions In Limine that Must be Filed in your Traumatic Brain Damage Case, American Association of Justice, 2019
  • Discussion of federal and state truck and bus regulations and how they impact commercial motor vehicle cases., Speaker, Federal and State Regulations in Trucking Litigation, American Association for Justice, Vancouver, Cananda, 2010
  • Understanding technolgy used in the trucking industry that impacts litigation and accident reconstruction., Speaker, Rolling Computers - Trucking in the 21st Century - Black Boxes, Vorad, Dash-cams, GPS, and other Technology that Impacts Your Case, American Association for Justice, 2010
  • How to handle cases involving the two most common causes of truck wrecks, Speaker, Rules of the Road in Driver Fatigue and Distraction Cases, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2010
  • National article describing the major regulatory changes impacting the trucking industry and how those changes impact traditional legal discovery., Author, The New Rules in Trucking Discovery, TRIAL MAGAZINE, American Association For Justice, 2011
  • Regional attorney seminar on issues handling black boxes and event data crash computers in auto and trucking cases., Speaker, Understanding Black Boxes and Event Data Recorders in Trucking Cases, New Orleans Auto Seminar, Tennessee Association For Justice, 2011
  • Statewide seminar for Idaho lawyers on issues in truck and bus cases., Speaker, Critical Issues in Handling Trucking Cases, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Statewide seminar with a detailed discussion of the differences between car and truck wreck cases and why extra time, attention, skill, and knowledge is needed whenever a truck wreck victim is represented., Speaker, Truck Wreck Cases for Car Wreck Lawyers, Rhode Island Bar Association, 2011
  • National, week long, trucking litigation program for experienced lawyers., Faculty, Advanced Trucking College, American Association For Justice, 2011
  • State wide presentation to the Wisconsin Bar Association, with live internet video feed for those unable to attend in person., Presenter, Trucking 101, Wisconsin Bar Association, 2011
  • Destruction of evidence in trucking cases., Author, Spoliation in Trucking Cases, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Truck Accident Litigation
  • Contributing author to the American Bar Association's, Truck Accident Litigation, 3rd Ed., a comprehensive text that provides in-depth knowledge of both the trucking industry and legal issues pertinent to handling a commercial motor vehicle case., Author, Truck Accident Litgation, 3rd Ed., Negligence Per Se Chapter, American Bar Association, 2012
  • Presentation on critical considerations in Venue, Defendants, and Discovery in trucking cases., Speaker, Winning Trucking Cases, 360 Advocacy, 2012
  • Safety standards that are frequently violated by trucking companies and how they impact a clients case., Speaker, The Use of Rules and Industry Standards in Trucking Cases, American Association for Justice, Winter Convention, Miami, Florida, 2013
  • What every lawyer needs to find, and what every trucking company tries to hide, in a trucking case., Speaker, Investigating the Trucking Case, Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida, 2013
  • How to investigate every personal injury case., Co-Author, Investigating the Case, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit (4th Ed.), Trial Guides, 2013
  • Various tips to help lawyers representing victims off truck accidents. , Speaker, 50 Truck Litigation Tips in 60 Minutes, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas, April 2013, 2013
  • Avoiding common mistakes when handling truck accident cases. , Speaker, Trucking Litigation for the Careful Lawyer, Ohio Association of Justice, Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, 2013
  • Paper and lecture on critical considerations for lawyers who do not frequently handle trucking cases., Speaker, What Every Car Wreck Lawyer Needs to Know About a Truck Wreck Case, American Association for Justice, Annual Convention, 2008
  • Author of Chapter 13 "Truck Accident Litigation" in West Publishing's Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation, 2d, Author, Truck Accident Litigation, West Publishing, Truck Accident Litigation, 2010
  • National webinar with Larry Simon on trucking litgation., Speaker, Effectively Handling Trucking Litigation, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2010
  • Understanding Jury Dynamics, Speaker, Generation "Y", American Association for Justice, Maui, Hawaii, 2010

Industry Groups

  • Buses
  • Buses And Other Commercial Motor Vehicle Cases Such As: Delivery Truck
  • Cement Trucks
  • Dump Trucks
  • Flat Bed Trucks
  • Garbage Trucks
  • Logging Truck
  • Oversize Loads
  • Tankers
  • Tired Truck Drivers
  • Tractor Trailer
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Office Location for Morgan G. Adams

The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: 423-265-2020

Fax: 423-265-2025

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