Randall R. Adams 
Partner
Education

Wayne State University, JD, 1984

Miami University, BA, 1981

Professional and Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Rocky Mount
DRC Certified Mediator - Superior Court

Jurisdictions Licensed
130 S. Franklin St., Rocky Mount, NC 27804t: 252.972.7094|
PO Box 353, Rocky Mount, NC 27802-0353f: 252.972.7045|
Randy has been trying cases in North Carolina since 1990, and has tried cases to jury verdicts in ten  counties, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Randy represents companies and individuals in the tort liability arena with an emphasis in transportation, health care and product liability.  He also represents businesses in a wide range of commercial disputes, and is a certified mediator.  Randy is the firm's delegate to the USLAW Network's Transportation Litigation practice group.

Representative Experience

  • Robert L. Vincent v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 145 N.C. App. 700; 552 S.E.2d 643, 2001
  • Eatman Leasing, Inc and Russell O. Leitch, Sr. v. Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Company, and Douglas W. Shipley, 145 N.C. App. 278, 2001
  • G.E.B., Incorporated and Geoffrey E. Bodine v. QVC, Inc., 129 F. Supp. 2d 856 (MDNC, 2000)
  • Charles Adams v. CSX Transportation, Incorporated; Norfolk Southern Railway Company (4th Cir., 2000)
  • Taft B. Turner, Jr. v. CSX Transportation, Incorporated (4th Cir., 1995)
  • Wanda E. Moore, et al v. CSX Transportation (EDNC, 1995)

Firm Management Responsibilities

Randy was a member of the firm's Management Committee from 1999 - 2009.

Prior Legal Experience

Before joining Poyner Spruill, the firm of Clark, Klein & Beaumont in Detroit, Michigan was home to Randy from 1984 to 1990.
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