Les R. Adams, Esq.
A senior partner and co-owner of the firm, Les earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1999 and his undergraduate degree from Liberty University in 1996, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He has practiced with the firm since 2011.
Prior to entering private practice, Les was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted all categories of crime and was promoted to the position of Career Prosecutor. That experience followed his service as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Danville Circuit Court in Virginia’s 22nd Judicial Circuit. Les has also taught as an adjunct professor at the Liberty University School of Government and Danville Community College.
Les is responsible for the firm’s criminal defense and traffic related practice and is experienced in several fields of civil litigation, including family law and personal injury. He also has broad experience in local government practice and has represented clients before state administrative agencies. A member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Les has had extensive bench and jury trial success. He is licensed to practice in the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
In addition to practicing law, Les has served as a member of Virginia’s General Assembly representing the 16th District in the House of Delegates since 2014. A citizen-legislator, he serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee, where he chairs the subcommittee responsible for judicial appointments. Outside of session he serves as a member of the Virginia State Crime Commission, the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, and the Committee on District Courts. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia.
A leader in the community for many years, Les previously served as President of the Pittsylvania County Bar Association, Circuit Representative for the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, member of the Board of Directors for Faith Christian Academy in Hurt, Virginia, and member of the President’s Council of the local Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. He is today an active member of the Chatham Rotary Club and Chatham Baptist Church, where he serves as deacon.
A sixth generation native of Pittsylvania County, Les lives in Chatham, Virginia with his wife Melanie, a pharmacist, and their two sons.