M. Reed Adams
M. Reed Adams graduated from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1986 and was admitted to the Utah State Bar. He is authorized to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, in addition to Utah State courts at every level. Immediately upon graduation and admission to the bar, Mr. Adams began practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mr. Adams initially focused his practice on real estate issues, both litigation and transactional, building upon his prior work experience at a local real estate title company. Over the next few years, Mr. Adams was asked to assist other attorneys and law firms with their complex litigation, including real estate fraud, racketeering, product liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in both state and federal courts.
In 1991, Mr. Adams returned to his Utah County roots,joining a Utah County firm, while continuing his collaborative work with other attorneys and firms on complex litigation matters, and using his experience in litigation, began business transactional matters as well. Mr. Adams began working with Dexter & Dexter in an of counsel role in 2015.
Mr. Adams maintains a business transaction and litigation practice which includes business formation, contracts, contract disputes, insurance disputes, wrongful death, personal injury, product liability, business litigation, municipal law, whistleblower claims, Federal Qui Tam (False Claims Act) actions, employment disputes, collections and other litigation and business formation and transaction matters.
Mr. Adams, recognizing the critical need to engage in settlement options as an alternative to litigation, regularly encourages and participates in dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.
When not engaged in his legal writing, Reed enjoys reading, novel writing, and going for long walks with his wife Michelle. He especially enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.