Ms Adams received her B.A. in 1983 from Princeton University and her J.D. in 1986 from the University of Southern California Law Center. Prior to founding ADAMS ESQ, Ms. Adams formed the litigation department at DreamWorks, where she managed all litigation matters relating to the film studios’ theatrical, television, home video and interactive gaming divisions worldwide. Ms. Adams was recruited to DreamWorks from Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. where she served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel.
Ms. Adams has a long history of professional and community service. She has served on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section, the State Bar Ethnic Minority Relations Committee, the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee (as an alumni interviewer) and on the USC Law Center Board of Councilors. She is also a long-time supporter and former Vice President of the Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles.
A frequent lecturer and writer, Ms Adams has authored numerous newspaper, blog and magazine articles, media presentations and co-authored book publications including the well-received Internet Guide for California Lawyers, 3rd Ed. (2001) and The Road to Independence: 101 Women’s Journeys to Starting Their Own Law Firm, published by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, (2011). KQED public radio in San Francisco and Wells Fargo Bank honored Mrs. Adams as their Women’s History Month Unsung Hero for her service on behalf of low-income children with special education needs. She was recently invited to the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. to lecture on her successful result in the Ninth Circuit L.J. v. Pittsburg Unified School District<case.