Profile

Taylor English is a great fit for me because I consider myself to be a non-traditional attorney. I was very successful in sales for several years with IBM before going to law school. I also previously served as the CEO of a web-development company. Accordingly, my sales and background as an entrepreneur are perfect for the Taylor English model, which is client driven.

Will Adams is a business-oriented and client-focused nontraditional attorney. As a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Relations and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups, Mr. Adams continually focuses on establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with firm clients. Mr. Adams represents a wide range of clients in matters before federal, state and local agencies and tribunals. Mr. Adams has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies as well as municipalities and public entities concerning employment and litigation issues.

In his employment practice, Mr. Adams has represented employers in federal and state courts, litigating matters throughout the Southeast involving claims relating to race, sex, age, national origin, religious and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge and wage and hour issues. Mr. Adams also has initiated and defended matters involving the enforcement of employment and restrictive covenant agreements. Moreover, Mr. Adams has handled class-action litigation of discrimination claims. He has successfully represented employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and numerous state agencies across the Southeast. Mr. Adams also counsels and assists clients who are investigating allegations of harassment and discrimination, and he advises clients in all aspects of the employment relationship. Mr. Adams regularly counsels and trains clients through seminars on discrimination and harassment avoidance.

In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Adams litigates business and commercial disputes throughout the Southeast. He has significant experience in the coordination and management of discovery in complex, document-intensive matters, including matters involving electronic discovery. Mr. Adams also is a certified mediator.

In addition to his legal endeavors, Mr. Adams has extensive practical business experience as a former principal of a web technology company. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Adams was employed by IBM for several years in various sales and marketing positions, where he was recognized with the Golden Circle Award, recognizing the top 5 percent of IBM sales representatives and the Eagle Award, recognizing the top 1 percent of IBM sales representatives, in successive years.

Memberships

Gate City Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Law Section

The Florida Bar

Emory Law School Black Law Students Association Alumni Executive Council

Community Involvement

Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church, Board of Trustees

Licensed Minister

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Practice Highlights

Experience

Education

Emory University School of Law, JD, 1996

Florida A&M University, BS, 1986

Florida A&M University, MBA, 1987

Bar Admissions

Georgia  

Florida

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit