Rodney K. Adams, JD, focuses his practice on advising and defending health care providers in matters involving patient care and other unique issues confronting the healthcare industry. His guidance, whether during a strategic discussion or during a crisis, is based on his extensive trial and agency adjudication experience. Mr. Adams’ clients include physicians, psychologists, hospitals, managed care organizations, medical colleges, nursing homes, self-insured health systems and other healthcare providers. He has spent 30 years defending healthcare providers and has taken over 75 medical malpractice matters to verdict. Most of those matters involved catastrophic injury or death. He also represents healthcare providers before the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, various boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions and other tribunals.


Mr. Adams is well known for his work in bioethics, clinical research regulation, behavioral health law, healthcare information privacy, and risk management. He has published several books including Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition (2016), and Clinical Trials & Human Research: A Practical Guide to Regulatory Compliance (w/F. Rozovsky, 2003). Mr. Adams is an adjunct professor of law (medical malpractice trial advocacy) at the College of William & Mary, and an adjunct professor (bioethics and health law) at the School of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University. Clients look to Mr. Adams for assistance with HIPAA/HITECH, LEP, EMTALA, ethics committees, medical staff issues, and other healthcare management issues.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Rodney Adams has employment relationships with the Virginia Commonwealth University and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. He receives an honorarium as a published author. Rodney Adams receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Rodney Adams is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.