Barbara R. Adams


Contact information

Phone: (213) 239-5622
Fax: (213) 239-5623

Civil litigator Barbara R. Adams has a diverse litigation background that includes an emphasis on Proposition 65 litigation, toxic torts claims involving asbestos, lead and mold. She also has experience litigating claims of personal injury, product defects, premises liability, wrongful termination and California’s Lemon Law violations.

Proposition 65 litigation has been a practice focus for more than 10 years. Barbara defends companies in Proposition 65 litigation involving a large array of chemicals and products, from automotive tools to food, beverages and more.

Barbara has taken over two dozen cases to verdict and has commenced trials on many dozens more.

Barbara’s courtroom background is extensive — she has taken over two dozen cases to verdict, and has commenced trials on many dozens more. Her advocacy extends to the appellate level, where Barbara has briefed and argued cases before the California Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Northern California Super Lawyers has included Barbara among the area’s top attorneys for many years in recognition of her litigation excellence.


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton, 1977
Bar admissions
  • State Bar of California
Professional Leadership and Recognition
  • Martindale–Hubble AV Rated
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2005-2006, 2008-2017