Ryan J. Adams

Ryan J. Adams: Attorney with Adams, Howell, Sizemore & Lenfestey, P.A. AV stamp icon
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Since being admitted to practice law in 2001, Ryan has focused exclusively in the area of civil litigation. A large percentage of his cases deal with business, construction, real estate, and trust and estate disputes. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in North Carolina and has handled cases in numerous counties across the state. He has also arbitrated a number of cases with the American Arbitration Association.

Ryan grew up in Angier, North Carolina. He graduated from Duke University in 1998 with a degree in public policy and economics. In 2001, he obtained his law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After law school, he practiced for three years at Lewis & Roberts concentrating in commercial, construction and personal injury litigation. In 2005, he formed the firm of Shirley & Adams in downtown Raleigh. He joined Adams Howell in 2016.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Collections
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Liens
  • Partnership Law
  • Contract Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
919-670-3127  Phone
919-900-4700  Phone
919-839-2230  Fax
University Attended:
Duke University, B.A., 1998
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001, North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar. All State and Federal Courts of North Carolina.
Birth Information:
Raleigh, North Carolina, November 21, 1975

Peer Reviews

4.6/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/25/14 in Litigation

    Ryan is a very fine lawyer, and a trustworthy adversary. He and his partner run an excellent firm.

    Ryan is a very fine lawyer, and a trustworthy adversary. He and his partner run an excellent firm. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other Law Firm Position on 08/24/14 in Trial Practice

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