Ralph W Adams

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Contact Information

Adams & Clark PC
1650 North First Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85003-1124




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1989

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 22, 1994

Other Language(s): None


Mr. Adams represents plaintiffs in legal malpractice cases, lawyers in attorney discipline matters and Certified Legal Document Preparers and applicants seeking certification.

Mr. Adams began his legal career in 1989 at the Utah State Bar where, as Staff Counsel, he prosecuted attorneys for ethical violations. He was promoted to Senior Staff Counsel. He later accepted a position with the Utah Attorney General's Office, Litigation Division, representing various state agencies. Mr. Adams relocated to Arizona in 1995 accepting a position with the State Bar of Arizona as Staff Bar Counsel. Mr. Adams was promoted to Senior Bar Counsel and prosecuted attorneys for seven years in Arizona. In late 2001, Mr. Adams left the State Bar of Arizona to start his own law firm focusing on defending lawyers against charges of professional misconduct. Today, Mr. Adams is a partner in the law firm of ADAMS & CLARK, PC and focuses his practice on representing lawyers in State Bar investigations/prosecutions, reinstatements and representing plaintiffs in legal malpractice. Mr. Adams also provides expert witness services both consulting and testifying.

Mr. Adams taught in various paralegal schools for over fourteen years. He is a frequent lecturer on legal ethics and professional responsibility before numerous organizations, associations and committees.

Mr. Adams is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Hawaii State Bar and Utah State Bar.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Legal Malpractice Legal Negligence, Legal Malpractice Defense, Legal Professional Liability
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Attorney Discipline, Attorney Errors and Omissions, Law Practice Management, Legal Ethics, Judicial Discipline, Conflicts of Interest, Attorney Grievances, Attorney Fee Disputes
Torts Tort Liability, Tort Defense, Mass Torts, Intentional Torts, Civil Liability


  • Arizona (Active), Hawaii (Active), Utah (Active)

Law School

  • U of Idaho

  • Last Updated: January 23, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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