Accountant Kent Adams

Kent M. Adams

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Licensed for 21 years, ID: 00000
70113, Louisiana [LA], New Orleans
Practice areas
Accountant (Auditor)
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70113, Louisiana, LA, New Orleans

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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About Kent

Kent Adams has tried dozens of catastrophic personal injury, insurance coverage, claims handling, property damage, energy-related and environmental cases to jury verdicts. Kent has defended products, premises, motor vehicle, trucking, maritime, cyber and data breach, oil field, pipeline, railroad, chemical plant and refinery cases. He has defended automotive, consumer, energy, and industrial product manufacturers and distributors in all types of occupational injury, toxic tort, personal injury and property damage litigation. Kent routinely defends professional liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability and similar litigation, and he has successfully defended multiple major class-action lawsuits. In addition, he has defended businesses and individuals in financial, directors and officers, fiduciary and white-collar state and federal civil and criminal cases. Kent has argued many appeals in the state and federal appellate courts of Texas and Louisiana. Kent is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Kent is a sixth-generation Texan and a third-generation Houstonian. Kent served as law clerk for the Honorable Joe J. Fisher, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Texas. Kent is past chairman of the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System and he served in the administrations of Texas governors Bill Clements, George W. Bush and Rick Perry. For many years Kent served Texas U.S. Senators Gramm, Hutchison and Cornyn as a member of the U.S. Senate Judicial Advisory Committee and was instrumental in the vetting process for many sitting federal judges in Texas.

Areas of Focus

Gulf Coast Energy, Petrochemical & Maritime Industries
Kent's Texas and Louisiana trial practice includes cases involving 18-wheelers; oil & gas drilling rigs, offshore platforms and vessels; hydrocarbon-gathering and transmission lines and process equipment; saltwater removal collection and storage facilities; construction defects; fires and explosions, accidents involving power plants, cranes, refineries, petrochemical plants, underground hydrocarbon and saltwater storage facilities, ships, barges and other vessels; pipeline construction and inspection; storage tanks and process equipment; toxic torts and class actions; plant and building design; and systems, process and software engineering, all with an emphasis on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast energy, petrochemical and maritime industries.

High-Profile Litigation
Kent has defended cases involving power generation, refining, chemical and paper and similar plants throughout Texas and Louisiana, as well as in Alabama, Indiana, Maine and the Dominican Republic. Kent has handled cases involving Minute Maid Stadium, home of the Houston Astros; the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston; the NASA Marshall Spacecraft Center in Huntsville, Alabama; the Texas Brine Underground Facility in Bayou Corne, Louisiana; and countless others. His clients routinely include Fortune 500 companies.

Professional Liability
Kent routinely defends accountants, architects, attorneys, construction managers, corporate officers and directors, electrical, mechanical, civil, process and software engineers and design professionals, insurance agents, process designers, real estate professionals, start-up engineers, inspectors, surveyors and other professionals in litigation.

Financial, Fiduciary and White-collar Civil and Criminal Litigation 
Kent has defended numerous individuals, corporate officers and directors, partnerships, and others in connection with fiduciary litigation, directors and officers’ liability, alleged fraud, white-collar civil and criminal litigation and similar financial and corporate governance matters.

Global Practice
Kent has represented insurers, product manufacturers, shippers and other clients from around the world, and his legal practice has included work in Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, the Republic of Korea, the Dominican Republic, Japan and the People’s Republic of China. Kent has defended countless European, South American and Asian companies in a myriad of catastrophic personal injury, environmental and property damage cases. Kent represents U.S., European and Asian insurers in defense, claims handling, coverage and bad faith litigation.

Admissions

  • Bar
    • Texas, Louisiana
  • Courts
    • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
      U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
      U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
      U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
Council on Litigation Management
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2007–present
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Chairman of the Board of Regents, Texas State University System, 2001–2007
Past member, U.S. Senate Federal Judicial Advisory Committee
Board member, Texas Board of Health, 1997–1998
Pilot Commission for the Sabine Bar, Pass and Tributaries, 1988–1990

Awards & Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, 2008–2011, 2013-2016
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1981
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1978

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