Jonathan H. Adams
A New Orleans native, Jonathan graduated cum laude from De La Salle High School in 1992. Jonathan attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science in 1996. After college, Jonathan joined a regional logistics business where he was promoted to manager overseeing 40 employees. Jonathan enrolled in Loyola University School of Law in 2000, going to school while maintaining a full-time job. Jonathan graduated from Loyola in 2004 cum laude with a juris doctor.
Jonathan has significant experience in casualty, medical malpractice and civil rights defense. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of litigation, including strategy, budgeting, discovery, pre-trial motion practice, settlement negotiation, witness preparation, and trial.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys reading, playing with his dogs, and visiting his grandchildren.
Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Juris Doctor – 2004
Honors: Cum Laude
Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
Bachelor of Science. Political Science – 1996
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
De La Salle High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Honors: Cum Laude
- Louisiana, 2004
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Honors & Certifications
- Presidential Award for Political Science (1996)
- Moot Court Staff (2001-2004)
- J. Stanford Levy Best Brief Competition (2001)
- Moot Court Teacher’s Assistant (2003)
- AV® peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)
- New Orleans Bar Association, Member
- Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
- Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
$273,000 Default Judgement Against Insurer Vacated
A disgruntled homeowner filed suit against her home inspector and his professional liability insurer. Both home inspector and insurer did not file an answer. Homeowner confirmed default judgment in the amount of $273,000 against home inspector and insurer. The case was then assigned by the insurer to an attorney. On appeal, the Fourth Circuit vacated the default judgment against the insurer, finding the homeowner failed to introduce a certified copy of the insurance policy into evidence at the default confirmation trial, thereby failing to prove coverage.
Zero Verdict at Trial Following Split Medical Review Panel
Patient sued three gynecologists for allegedly clamping a major artery during pelvic surgery. A medical review panel was divided concerning whether the physicians breached their standard of care. After a four-day trial in Civil District Court, a jury found the physicians did not breach their standard of care.
Directed Verdict in Favor of Hospital
Patient sued hospital for not committing him after he presented to the emergency room with complaints of hallucinations. Later in the day, the patient killed his girlfriend. At the closure of patient’s case-in-chief, the court granted the hospital’s motion for directed verdict finding patient failed to prove his damages.
False Arrest and Civil Rights Violation Case against City and Officers dismissed
Homeowner filed suit against the City of New Orleans and various police officers for false arrest, violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, conspiracy to deprive of civil rights, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The case arose from the demotion of the homeowner’s property and his arrest. The court found the homeowner failed to state a claim against the City and the various officers. The case was dismissed with prejudice.
Civilian NOPD Employee files suit after Wellness Check
A New Orleans Police Department civilian employee was acting strangely at work prompting his supervisor to conduct a wellness check at employee’s residence while employee was on leave. The police allegedly entered the employee’s home without his permission, frisked him without his permission, and brought him to get a drug test against his will. The employee resigned in lieu of taking the drug test. The former employee filed suit against the City for violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. In granting the City’s motion for summary judgment, the court found the officer’s alleged conduct was not caused by a policy, custom, or practice of the City. The case against the City was dismissed with prejudice.