Speaker

Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Speaker Bio

Mrs. Adams has been a litigator and shareholder with Levin Papantonio Rafferty for over a decade, and is currently serving as General Counsel for the firm.   Over the last several years, Mrs. Adams has made it her passion to pursue civil litigation for survivors of human trafficking.   She works hand in hand with national anti-trafficking organizations and survivor-advocates to support her clients and frequently speaks publicly to raise awareness about trafficking.  She is committed to changing the perception about victims of trafficking and forcing accountability against those who take advantage of our most vulnerable children.  Currently, she has cases filed throughout the country and she is working with a team of lawyers involving litigation against national hotel brands, tech giants, and other businesses who have profited from victims of sex trafficking.  Mrs. Adams firmly believes that through litigation will we begin to see a genuine effort by businesses to take action to combat human trafficking.   She along with her team have made unique and novel arguments that she hopes will empower other victims and legal minds to join in the fight.   

In addition to litigating trafficking cases, Mrs. Adams manages the Levin, Papantonio, Rafferty legal call center and manages the firms co-counsel relationships throughout the country helping many lawyers and firms develop new cases and manage client acquisition.     

Since 2011, Mrs. Adams has been AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating achievable by attorneys. Additionally, Mrs. Adams has been selected for inclusion into the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers since 2013. She is past President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and National Women Trial Lawyers Association and a current member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.  She is a frequent speaker at national conferences involving all aspects of mass tort litigation and women’s rights.  For many years, Mrs. Adams handled single event cases involving catastrophic injuries due to faulty products, car crashes, wrongful death, and admiralty/maritime cases.  Mrs. Adams has also litigated complex product cases involving defective heart devices, anti-depressants leading to birth defects, defective UTVs, Zyprexa, Rezulin, Asbestos, and FenPhen, and was the firm’s lead attorney in an antibiotic drug litigation resulting in a large settlement for her clients.  

She is currently licensed to practice law before all Florida courts, including the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.    

In her free time, she is a Girl Scout leader, children’s bible school teacher, and she loves taking short getaways with her husband and children – even if it is only to the back yard for a picnic.