“The opposing counsel members were no match for Chris!”
Chris Adams focuses his practice on education law, commercial litigation, and appeals. Chris has represented more than a dozen charter schools in Georgia on topics including authorization, funding, governance, personnel, enrollment, discipline, and contract negotiations. Chris also handles complex litigation and appeals involving constitutional law, business torts, contracts, trade secrets, and False Claims Act cases.
“We are so thankful to have had Chris guiding us throughout this process. He did an amazing job…”
Chris’s work on behalf of charter schools has included:
- Helping a charter school to negotiate substantial additional funding from its local district
- Representing education service providers and charter schools in negotiations surrounding management agreements, leases, and other contracts
- Helping multiple schools through the authoritzation and renewal processes
- Working with multiple charter schools on enrollment and socioeconomic diversity initiatives
- Working with charter schools and other stakeholders to help pass a 2015 law that allows charter schools to use “weighted lotteries” to increase access for educationally disadvantaged students
Chris also works with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in disciplinary hearings at colleges and universities. Chris is an expert on socioeconomic diversity. He has written, presented at conferences, and testified before the Georgia legislature regarding this issue. As a former teacher with Teach for America, Chris serves on charter school interview panels for the Atlanta Public Schools and the Walton Grant Review Committee, and is a guest lecturer on charter schools at Emory University School of Law.
Chris’s “precision, focus, and expertise are evident and impressive. . . . I am immensely grateful.” – Professor, Atlanta-area College
After graduating from Emory University School of Law, Order of the Coif, Chris clerked for the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and was a litigation associate at a firm in Washington DC.
Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Mayor in Executive Powers Dispute with City Council
Affirmance of Dismissal
Socioeconomic Integration and Weighted Lotteries – March 2017
Socioeconomic Integration and Weighted Lotteries – February 2016
Weighted Lotteries – Taking the Next Step