Levin Papantonio Rafferty

Speaker Bio

Mrs. Adams is a shareholder with Levin, Papantonio. Mrs. Adams currently manages the firm’s referral relationships and legal intake call center. She assists hundreds of firms with case development and review, marketing ideas, client management, and call center needs. Mrs. Adams also works with the firm’s Scientific Vetting Committee using its resources to examine the viability of new mass tort and class action cases. Additionally, Mrs. Adams has made it her passion to pursue civil litigation for survivors of human trafficking.

For many years, Mrs. Adams litigated single event cases in the areas of personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, and admiralty/maritime law. Mrs. Adams has also litigated complex product cases all over the country including but not limited to, defective heart devices, anti-depressants leading to birth defects, Yamaha Rhino rollovers, Zyprexa, Rezulin, Asbestos, and FenPhen, and was the firm’s lead attorney in an antibiotic drug litigation resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement for her clients. Mrs. Adams started her career as a busy trial paralegal with the firm in 1993 helping to litigate cases all over the country.

Since 2011, Mrs. Adams has been AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating achievable by attorneys. Additionally, Mrs. Adams was selected for inclusion into the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2013. She is past President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and National Women Trial Lawyers Association and she is a frequent speaker at national conferences involving all aspects of mass tort litigation and women’s rights.

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 loves taking short getaways with her husband and two children – even if it is only to the back yard for a picnic.


When to see them

October 14

4:30 pm Human Trafficking

October 15

12:00 pm Access to Justice: Diversity and Inclusion for Attorneys and Plaintiffs
1:00 pm Get Your Mass in Gear: Getting Involved with Mass Tort Firms