David Adams focuses his practice on the defense of tort and transportation related claims, product liability and commercial suits. He serves as outside product integrity counsel and aviation consultant for various companies and has developed and implemented a product liability program for a major aerospace manufacturer.
Dave actively litigates cases involving aviation products liability, insurance coverage, commercial disputes, immigration and construction personal injury claims.
Dave served as an F-4 pilot in the United States Air Force from 1966-1973.
Dave also served as an F-4 pilot in the Michigan National Guard from 1979-1980.
Dave is a pilot:
University of Michigan, J.D. (1976)
St. Olaf College, B.A., cum laude (1966)
U.S. Supreme Court (2001)
U.S. Court for Veterans Appeals (1999)
U.S. Court of Appeals (1st Cir.) (1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Cir.) (1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) (1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Cir.) (2003)
U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) (2006)
U.S. District Court (E.D. Mich.) (1977)
U.S. District Court (N.D. Ill.) (1982)
Pro hac vice admission to practice in the following courts
U.S. District Courts: W.D. Michigan, D. Arizona, D. Alaska, N.D. Texas, E.D. Texas, N.D. Ohio, S.D. Florida, D. Minnesota, D. Iowa, W.D. Washington, S.D. California, D. Alabama, E.D. Pennsylvania, D. Maine, D. Wyoming, E.D.Arkansas
State Courts: Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maine, OklahomaForeign: French Civil Courts, Paris
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
International Court of Aviation & Space Arbitration, Paris, France, Arbitrator/Board Member
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, ancillary member