Defending Clients’ Rights And Liberties Since 2005

Adam M. Hames

Adam M. Hames
  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Appeals and Complex Criminal Defense


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 05/1998
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Awarded Certificate of Advance Study of Arbitration
    • Honors: Appointed to Dean’s Advisory Committee and ADR Academic Advisory Committee
    • Honors: Chief Administrator of the Honor Board
    • Honors: Awarded the Gary Lawton Fretwell Award
  • Universita Di Siena, Siena
    • 1997
  • The American University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 05/1991
    • Major: Literature

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Professional Associations

  • Former Chair, Appellate Practice Section of State Bar of Georgia
  • Chair, Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar 2002, 2003
  • Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute, (ECAPI), Organizing Committee
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Criminal Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers
  • Atlanta Bar Association

Published Works

  • Professionalism on Appeal as Reflected in the Rules of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Written Materials for ECAPI, October 2008
  • Raising Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel on Appeal in Georgia, The Appellate Review, Vol. 4, Number 1 (November 2004)
  • Review of the Georgia Supreme Court’s Appellate Practice Decisions for 2002 through 2003Article for ICLE’s Georgia Appellate Practice Seminar 2003


  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year for AVLF's Safe Families Office

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, President Elect
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Former Coach, High School Mock Trial Team, The Paideia School
  • Former Alumni Advisory Committee, The Paideia School

Past Positions

  • Georgia Department of Law, Criminal Division, Assistant Attorney General