Adam M. Evans is an experienced litigator with expertise in medical products liability, environmental and toxic torts, and aggregate litigation. Adam is widely known as an authoritative voice in the legal community regarding emerging mass tort litigations as well as the science and medicine underlying the cases. Adam has been invited to speak throughout the country to educate lawyers and medical professionals about various topics relating to biomaterials science, medicine, and litigation. Adam joined Dickerson Oxton in 2022 and currently heads the firm’s Mass Tort Division.
Adam completed undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2003 and graduated from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden in 2008. After law school, Adam entered private practice representing victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices. Over his career, Adam has represented and obtained recoveries on behalf of thousands of injured clients, including those harmed by surgical mesh products, hormone-based contraceptive drugs, defective defibrillator lead wires, robotic surgery systems, and many others.
Adam regularly serves in Plaintiffs’ nationwide leadership in high-profile litigations, including the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Atrium Medical Corp. C-Qur Mesh Multidistrict Litigation, the Gilead Tenofovir Coordinated Proceedings (Calif. JCCP 5043), and In Re: Exactech Polyethylene Orthopedic Products Liability Litigation. He is also the co-chair of the Hernia Mesh Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice.
Adam is admitted to practice in the courts of Missouri, Kansas and New Jersey as well as multiple federal District Courts and the United States Supreme Court. Adam is a member of the American Association for Justice, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Kansas Trial Lawyers Associate (KTLA) and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). Mr. Evans has been recognized as Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2014. In addition to running a busy Mass Tort practice, Adam volunteers legal services to underserved members of his community with the Volunteer Attorney Project through Legal Aid of Western Missouri and with Military Matters, a veterans’ pro bono legal clinic operated by KCMBA.
Presentations & Lectures
“Hernia Prevention: Is an Ounce of Prevention Always Worth a Pound of Cure?” Great Debate Sessions: SAGES 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD
“Mechanisms of Injury in Hernia Mesh Cases,” Mass Torts Made Perfect; Mass Tort Nexus; 2018-2019
“Ethical Case Acquisition: Avoiding Pitfalls and Creating Safeguards to Protect Your Clients and Your Practice,” Forthcoming, 2022
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars
- National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
Adam lives with his wife and children in Kansas City, Missouri. Hypothetically speaking, if Adam were to encounter some free time, he would spend it camping, smoking brisket, gardening, and/or watching soccer.