Adam Thames is a Partner at Taylor Porter and a member of the Firm’s Health Care Practice Team. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing physicians, hospitals, nurses, dialysis clinics, urgent care clinics, and other health care providers in medical malpractice and other professional liability claims. Adam also has extensive experience litigating class action, products liability, personal injury, premises liability, and insurance defense claims.
Adam has been ranked by his peers for three consecutive years (2017-2019) among the Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" in Medical Malpractice Defense, and also in Best Lawyers in America (2020) in Commercial Litigation.
Adam has litigated claims in state and federal courts across Louisiana and in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also has represented clients before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, and Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation.
Adam currently serves as Vice Chair of the Taylor Porter’s Recruiting Committee. He 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 Association of Defense Counsel, where he completed its extensive trial academy training program.
Adam is a contributing author to Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge, LHA (Louisiana Hospital Association) Impact Lawbrief, and the Baton Rouge Lawyer, the magazine of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. His published articles 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, Carter, and Beau, and supporting the LSU Tigers.