HILARY HOUSTON ADAMS

Attorney, Atlanta
900 Circle 75 Parkway
Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
AREAS OF PRACTICECommercial Contract LitigationPersonal Injury and Wrongful DeathGeneral Litigation BAR ADMISSIONSGEORGIAU.S. District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaU.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitTEXASSupreme Court of TexasU.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of TexasU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of WisconsinU.S. District Court for the Southern District of IowaU.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit EDUCATIONDuke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, 2007 J.D.Honors: Executive Editor, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Journal; Recipient, Academic Merit Scholarship; Member, Barrister Society; Duke Law School Class of 2007 Class AgentNorthwestern University (B.A. 2001, cum laude)Dean’s List; Executive Vice President, Associated Student Government; Member, Golden Key National Honor Society; Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPSState Bar of Georgia, Consumer SectionTexas Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association
Hilary Houston Adams is an associate in HBGM’s litigation practice. Ms. Adams graduated from Duke Law School, where she received an academic merit scholarship, in 2007.

Prior to joining HBGM, Ms. Adams practiced complex civil litigation in the areas of mortgage banking, commercial contract, products liability and toxic tort litigation with national law firms. Currently, Ms. Adams’ practice focuses on commercial contract litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, and general litigation. Ms. Adams’ clients have included financial institutions, railroads, natural gas distribution companies, commercial real estate investment and management companies and construction companies. She has significant experience defending clients in mass tort litigation as well as cases involving lending and debt collection issues, including claims arising under an array of consumer protection laws.

Ms. Adams served an internship with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in summer 2005, where she assisted AUSAs in the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, who pled guilty to conspiracy to hijack airplanes and crash them into the World Trade Center and the White House in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ms. Adams was the lead associate pursuing a pro bono inmate’s §1983 claim against doctors, police officers, a hospital, and city for unconstitutional denial of medical treatment in order to facilitate a police interrogation.