Wheeling, WV
1217 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
T: (304) 230-1808
F: (304) 230-1819

Practice Areas

J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1995)

B.S., West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (1988)

  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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Michael A. Adams

Special Counsel

Michael Adams is a seasoned litigator with over two decades of representative experience.  He practices from the firm’s Wheeling, West Virginia office.

Michael began his professional career as a registered pharmacist. That work largely influenced his decision to become an attorney – a role that has provided him the opportunity to defend medical negligence cases; represent health care professionals in contract negotiations; and counsel independent pharmacy owners on buying group contracts, HIPPA advice and “file buy” sales of prescription files to national drugstore chains.

In addition to his health care-related work, Michael has represented individual corporate clients on mineral leasing; commercial property development; entity restructuring and sale; regulatory compliance and licensing; franchising agreements and more.  As a litigator, he has representative experience that includes residential and commercial construction claims; breach of fiduciary duty; employment non-compete matters; predatory lending; and mineral rights and title issues.

Professional Highlights

  • Registered Pharmacist, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (Since 1988)
  • Registered Pharmacist, West Virginia Board of Pharmacy (Since 1988)
  • Peer-Review rated Notable by Martindale-Hubbell
  • West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Dean's Mortar & Pestle Award
  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Hancock County (WV) Bar Association
  • Ohio County (WV) Bar Association
  • Jefferson County (OH) Bar Association
  • Solicitor, City of Chester, West Virginia (2018 to present)
  • City Councilman, City of Weirton, West Virginia (2018 to present)
  • Planning Commissioner, City of Weirton, West Virginia (2017 to 2018)
  • Lugar Trial Association, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Order of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Weirton, West Virginia