Firm Overview

Lawyer Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

The Law Offices of Michael E. Adams in Redwood City, California, serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our office has over 35 years experience providing legal representation and advice in civil litigation matters involving employment, civil rights, and personal injury.

At our office we take on government agencies and corporate interests in order to fight for the rights of individuals. We empathize with our clients and are able to effectively get their point across in court or elsewhere to achieve the best possible results.

When you are searching for a civil litigation attorney, it is important to find one with experience. At our office we have extensive litigation experience, including many jury trials. In civil rights, we have taken and argued cases to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. We are comfortable in any courtroom setting.

Contact us for a free initial telephone consultation to speak with an attorney. For your convenience, evening and weekend office hours may be arranged. Fee arrangements are either on a contingency, hybrid, or hourly basis.

Michael E. Adams

Michael E. Adams


Redwood City, California

Phone (650) 599-9463
Fax (650) 599-9785
EmailEmail Me

At the Law Offices of Michael E. Adams, my mission is to learn and understand my clients' needs and the external factors affecting them so that I can aggressively and professionally represent them throughout the legal process. I clearly communicate my legal knowledge and experience, thereby enabling my clients to make well-informed decisions for themselves.

My approach is to provide a personalized attorney-client relationship based on each client's unique concerns and requirements. My philosophy is based on the commitment to provide experienced advice to my clients. I am dedicated to full value for every dollar invested in legal services. My clients can expect prompt personal service and uncompromising, quality legal representation delivered in a cost-effective manner.

At the Law Offices of Michael E. Adams, I am constantly seeking to improve my performance in order to be prepared for the challenges facing my clients. I keep pace with the latest innovations in the delivery of legal services by continually investing in training and technology. My work environment is based on diligent work effort, community involvement and a commitment to the profession.

Areas of Practice:

Administrative Law

Civil Rights


Employment Law -- Employee

Government Agencies & Programs

Labor Law

Litigation & Appeals

Medical Malpractice

Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff

Native Peoples Law

Nursing Home

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Sexual Harassment

Litigation Percentage:

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

California, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981


University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California, 1966
Honors: Honors program in Economics

Boalt Hall School of Law
Berkeley, California, 1969
Honors: Moot Court Review Board; Scholastic Achievement Award

Past Employment Positions:

Partner, Carr, Yeley & Adams, 1999 - 2001

Associate, Rockhill, Schaiman & Carr, 1988 - 1999
Staff attorney, Casa Legal, 1972 - 1988
Vista attorney, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, 1969 - 1971

Pro Bono Activities:

Moot Court Judge; Stanford Law School, 1995 - Present



Attorney Michael E. Adams has more than 45 years of experience as a litigator in the field of employment law, personal injury, or civil rights. He has won settlements and verdicts on behalf of hundreds of people, appearing in courts throughout Northern California and before the United States Supreme Court.