Practicing law since 2009, L. Adam Thames is a Partner at Taylor Porter, engaged primarily in civil and appellate litigation, including commercial, construction, and tort litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance defense. Adam also represents hospitals, doctors, nurses and dialysis clinics in medical malpractice actions.
Adam has experience litigating claims in all state and federal courts in Louisiana and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and his general litigation practice includes pre-trial motions, jury trials, bench trials, administrative hearings, medical review panels, appeals, arbitrations, and mediations. He also has represented clients before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, and Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation. Adam has been ranked by his peers for two consecutive years among the 2017 and 2018 Louisiana Rising Stars in Medical Malpractice Defense.
Within Taylor Porter, Adam serves as Chair of the firm's Recruiting Committee. Adam is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. In 2011, he was elected by his peers as a council member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. Additionally, he is active in the Louisiana Sports Law Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, where he completed its extensive trial academy training program.
Adam is a contributing writer to Around the Bar, the magazine of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. His recent articles within that publication include:
In 2009, Adam received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He was also named to the Chancellor's List, and a CALI Award recipient. In 2006, Adam graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in sociology.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Carly, and sons, Jackson and Carter, and supporting the LSU Tigers.