Abby Adams practices in the area of complex tort litigation with a wide-ranging focus in products liability, general liability, premises liability, transportation, asbestos and toxic torts, legal malpractice, and employment law litigation. Abby represents clients in all phases of litigation including pre-suit investigations, defending and taking fact and expert witness depositions, dispositive and discovery motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial. In the 10 years she has been practicing law, Abby has succeeded in advising her clients with respect to risk/reward strategies and creating leverage to achieve the best possible outcomes including shifting defense costs/indemnity to others and achieving dismissals when warranted. Abby’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, and business owners. Often times Abby is called upon by her clients to advise them on contract and policy revisions to reduce, if not altogether avoid, litigation in the future. Abby is admitted to practice in the states of California, Maine, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and in the US District Courts of Northern and Central California.
Abby is a seasoned legal writer, a skill she began sharpening while she was an Executive Comment & Note editor on the New England Law Review during law school. After law school, Abby served as a law clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court where she drafted judicial opinions including an opinion that the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts affirmed on appeal in 2015 (Monell v. Boston Pads LLC (2015) 471 Mass. 566). Today, Abby serves as a legal-writing mentor within MG+M and is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Golden Gate University School of Law where she teaches Legal Writing and Research to first year law students.
Abby is a member of the Stretch for Success Committee, a group which facilitates an annual fundraising event for Dress for Success in San Francisco. Abby is dedicated to Dress for Success, and its mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. "Even though we have come a long way since 1776 when my namesake urged her husband to ‘remember the ladies’ when drafting the Constitution, we still have further to go,” Abby says.
Originally from a suburb of Detroit, Abby spent time in Boston before relocating to the Bay Area. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and two sons. When she is not working, Abby enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and downhill skiing. In a former life, she completed four marathons.