George D. Adams

Partner

Louisville Office

(502) 561-3975 phone
(502) 561-3991 fax

gadams@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY
    J.D. 2000, cum laude
  • University of Louisville,
    Louisville, KY
    B.S. 1996

George Adams is a partner in the Louisville office, where his practice is exclusively devoted to advising, assisting and representing employers with labor and employment law challenges.

George has helped employers defend against union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charges and grievances. He defends employers in state and federal courts against lawsuits alleging sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour violations and violations of the FMLA, ADA and other employment laws.

George represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies, as well as in labor negotiations and grievance arbitration. More importantly, George helps his clients avoid such crises through day-to-day counseling, management training and assistance developing and enforcing employee handbooks and personnel policies.

George represents a wide variety of clients, large and small, in numerous states. These include manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers and non-profit entities. 

George is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has repeatedly been listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers of America.
He was recognized as a Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky

Court Admissions

Kentucky Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association 
Member, Kentucky Bar Association 
Member, Louisville Bar Association
Founding Board member, Southern Indiana Society for Human Resource Management
Member, Society for Human Resource Management
Chapter Editor, The Developing Labor Law

Recognition

Six Fisher & Phillips Attorneys in Louisville Listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers 2011
July 25, 2011

News/Media

"Rightfully Discharging When You Must: How to Handle Tricky Termination Issues" - 28th Annual Kentucky SHRM Conference, Sept. 2012

"2011 Kentucky Employment Law Update" - 29th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr., Labor and Employment Law Institute, June 2012

"2012 Employment Law Seminar" - IntegrityHR, Mar. 2012

Education

  • University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, KY
    J.D. 2000, cum laude
  • University of Louisville,
    Louisville, KY
    B.S. 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky