Since joining Arnold & Itkin in 2014, Adam has established himself as a seasoned trial lawyer, known for his bravery and dedication to representing those who have been injured or wronged. Throughout his career, Adam has adeptly handled hundreds of cases, successfully securing over $900 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients. His legal victories encompass a wide range of practice areas, including catastrophic injuries, offshore incidents, Jones Act claims, 18-wheeler collisions, pharmaceutical cases, wrongful death, product defects, and hurricane claims. Adam's commitment to tackling formidable challenges head-on has made him a steadfast advocate for his clients' rights and interests.
"I believe that perseverance, zealous representation, and a willingness to fight for and stand up for what is right are some of the core principles of a great lawyer. These are the principles that every lawyer at Arnold & Itkin instills into the representation of our clients to obtain the justice they deserve."
Adam Lewis joined Arnold & Itkin in May 2016 with a practice focused on catastrophic personal injury, maritime and offshore injury claims, premises liability, and wrongful death. Adam’s career in law began long before he pursued a law degree. Before joining our firm, he worked in the legal field for pharmaceutical litigation, litigation support, and technology. In addition, Adam was part of the legal department for a nationwide trucking company, equipping him with insider knowledge regarding the commercial trucking industry’s laws and practices.
After his experience with the trucking company, Adam realized he should pursue his legal passion further. He went on to earn a law degree at South Texas College of Law, where he graduated cum laude.
Our firm first met Adam when he was a law clerk while attending South Texas College of Law. His passion and legal acumen were immediately evident, and he served our offshore injury attorneys in vital ways on numerous jury trial cases. Once Adam graduated cum laude, he joined our team as a lawyer. Adam shares our vision: getting the best results for clients no matter how difficult a case might be.
Some of the recent results Adam helped secure include the following:
- $357 million settlement related to a Texas plant explosion
- $171 million settlement related to a Louisiana plant explosion
- $139 million settlement related to a deadly pipeline explosion
- $120 million settlement related to a Louisiana plant explosion
- $92.7 million settlement for man injured in a plant explosion
- $35.5 million settlement in wrongful death commercial vehicle accident
- $33 million verdict for a man injured in a plant explosion
- $12.5 million settlement for an injured man by electrocution
- $10 million settlement for a wrongful death commercial vehicle accident
- $8 million settlement for a commercial vehicle accident
- $8 million settlement for an offshore platform explosion
- $7.5 million settlement for a wrongful death tire detread case
- $5.5 million verdict on behalf of a commercial truck driver injured in an accident
- $5.5 million settlement for man injured in a crane accident
- $4.15 million settlement for family injured by a commercial trucking accident
- $4.1 million settlement related to a defective seatbelt case
- $3.65 million settlement for a vehicle accident
- $3 million settlement for an injured industrial worker
- $1.5 million verdict for a commercial vehicle accident
- $800,000 verdict for a commercial vehicle accident
- $632,500 verdict for a motor vehicle accident
Adam possesses considerable experience in maritime trials, particularly those involving the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851. Under this outdated law, vessel owners often seek to escape accountability for their negligent actions by initiating a lawsuit that caps their liability to the value of the vessel. This means that if a crew member suffers an injury due to an offshore incident, the company may try to limit the worker's compensation to the ship's worth. In extreme cases, where the ship is a total loss, this could result in the worker receiving no compensation at all, effectively denying them the reparations they deserve. Adam has distinguished himself as the lead trial counsel in many such Limitation of Liability cases, consistently overcoming this antiquated and often unfair rule.
Adam spent his early life traveling worldwide because his father worked in the oil and gas industry. While born in Clear Lake, Texas, Adam has also called Louisiana, Nigeria, Scotland, and England his homes. Upon graduating high school in England, he returned to Texas to study history and political science at Texas Tech University, where he became a lifelong Texas Tech football fan. He’s always ready to be the difference-makers clients need when facing difficult times. With passion, skill, knowledge, and unique experience, Adam is always ready to fight for clients’ best results.
Adam travels with his wife, Sarah, and their twins, George and Grace Louise, in his free time. He’s also an avid Houston Astros fan.