Adam Stone is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration for clients in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and construction industries.
Adam Stone has more than 20 years of experience representing parties in significant complex commercial and construction disputes.
Adam is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) and has extensive construction law experience. He drafts construction contracts and has litigated and arbitrated significant matters for owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, sureties, and design professionals involving defective design claims, defective construction claims, lien claims, and ADA compliance claims. In one case involving the construction of seven condominiums complexes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, Adam successfully struck both of the plaintiffs’ experts, obtained summary judgment, and prevailed on appeal. The Mississippi Supreme Court’s opinion affirming the decision is often cited on the standard for supplementation of expert testimony.
Co-author of the Construction Law chapter of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Adam also has been listed annually in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Construction Litigation. He has been recognized by former Governor Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Development Authority for dedication and support of the Model Contractor Development Program.
Adam serves as a vice chair of the ABA State and Local Procurement Law Division and authored the Mississippi chapter of the ABA’s Guide to State Procurement. He has represented service providers, material suppliers, and contractors in multimillion-dollar bid disputes on public projects. In connection with this representation, he has litigated trade secret and public records disputes and has published on the topic, including “The Use of Mississippi’s Public Records Act in the Procurement Process,” The Procurement Lawyer, Summer 2016.
Adam also has significant experience representing major manufacturers, including a steel mill, a steel fabricator, an automobile manufacturer, a plastics company, a polyethylene terephthalate resin manufacturer, a fabric company, a recycling company, and a furniture manufacturer. Adam regularly represents these manufacturers in large sales disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code, service contract disputes, trade secret disputes, and non-compete disputes.
After handling a series of disputes involving both construction and lender liability issues, Adam’s financial services litigation practice grew to now include representation of banks, independent lenders, debt settlement negotiators, and debt collectors in suits brought under the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act, and others. Adam has particular experience in compelling these cases to arbitration and defending such suits in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.