G. Adam Cossey

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G. Adam Cossey

Adam was born in Monticello, Arkansas in 1983. He attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where he graduated cum laude in 2005. While at ULM, Adam was selected for “Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges,” was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, and was selected as an All-American Scholar. He was also named the most-outstanding senior in the Department of English and was president of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Adam attended law school at the University of Arkansas where he graduated magna cum laude in 2008. While at the University of Arkansas, Adam won the W.H. Sutton Trial Competition and was named the tournament’s best oral advocate. He was also note and comment editor of the Arkansas Law Review and selected as a member of Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity.

During his last year of law school, he authored and published an article about evidentiary issues in criminal cases. That article has since been cited by the preeminent evidence treatise, McCormick on Evidence, and the legal Encyclopedia American Jurisprudence.
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After clerking with Hudson, Potts & Bernstein during law school, Adam joined the firm as an associate in 2008. Since that time, he has focused his practice on all areas of litigation, including medical malpractice defense, personal injury, commercial litigation, civil rights, and construction law and litigation. He is a member of the 4th JDC, Louisiana, Arkansas, and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fred J. Fudickar Inns of Court.

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Adam is also an active volunteer in the community. He is a past president of the 4th JDC Bar Association, is a lifetime member of the ULM Alumni Association, and serves as Vice President of the ULM Athletic Foundation Board of Trustees.
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He is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Arkansas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Practice areas include:
  • Civil Rights & 42 USC 1983 Actions
  • Class Action & Mass Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • First Amendment Rights
  • Health & Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
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Adam Cossey Obtains Favorable Jury Verdict in Admitted Liability MVA Tria
l In a Morehouse Parish, Louisiana case in which Adam Cossey’s client admitted to rear-ending a family of four while traveling 45 mph, Adam obtained a favorable jury verdict that limited plaintiffs’ damages to within a few thousand dollars of their medical expenses. While the plaintiffs sought more than $250,000 in damages, the jury awarded less than $45,000, which was less than the amount offered by the defendants during pre-trial settlement negotiations.
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Pinkie Allen v. Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
J.P. Christiansen and Adam Cossey recently won a jury trial in El Dorado, Arkansas on a premises liability claim. The plaintiff tripped over a threshold and claims that the threshold was a defective condition on the property. However, the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the defendants finding no liability on the part of the church.
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Tanner v. USAgencies

He is admitted to practice in Louisiana, Arkansas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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