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Micah S. Adkins was born in Dallas, Texas and earned his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas, at Dallas, with honors (cum laude), in 2000. While in college, Mr. Adkins was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. He earned his juris doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2005. While in law school, Mr. Adkins was honored by his classmates as the Peer Scholarship Recipient and served as an Associate Justice on the Honor Court.
Mr. Adkins is admitted to practice law in all Alabama state courts; United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Adkins' consumer practice focuses on credit report disputes, identity theft debtor defense, under federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA). Mr. Adkins represents consumer victims of data theft in Alabama and across the United States. He has represented consumers in the following Multi-District Litigation (MDL) data security cases: In re Countrywide Financial Corp. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, MDL No. 1998; In re TJX Companies Retail Security Breach, MDL No. 1838; and In re Department of Veterans (VA) Affairs Data Theft Litigation, MDL No. 1796. For more information about the veterans' class action lawsuit click here. Mr. Adkins represented one of the named class representatives in the VA data breach class action lawsuit. Click here to read the Veterans' Class Action Settlement Agreement with the VA. 653 F.Supp.2d 58 (D.C. Cir. 2009).
In 2007, Mr. Adkins filed three class actions on behalf of consumers alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). All three class action lawsuits were certified as class actions and settled shortly afterwards in favor of the class representatives and putative class members. Recently, Mr. Adkins filed a nationwide class action on behalf of consumers. The class action alleges one of the big three credit bureaus violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Mr. Adkins' consumer practice also includes the representation of consumers who have been injured by a product or the negligence of another person. Mr. Adkins has represented clients injured by products in the following Multi-District Litigation (MDL) cases: In re Bausch & Lomb, Inc. Contact Lens Solution Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1785; and In re Phenylpropanolamine (PPA), MDL No. 1407.
Mr. Adkins has represented injured workers and the families of employees killed on the job. Click here to read one of Mr. Adkins' recent on-the-job injury cases.
Additionally, Mr. Adkins represents clients injured in car and truck accidents, including accidents involving 18 wheelers and other commercial vehicles and families of those killed in such incidents. Click here for one of Mr. Adkins' recent jury verdicts.
Community service is important to Mr. Adkins. He served on the Birmingham Bar Association Public Service Committee from 2008 through 2010. While on the Public Service Committee, Mr. Adkins has supported Birmingham, Alabama charitable organizations such as: The Bell Center; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Children's Village; and the Jefferson County Rehabilitation Center. He also volunteers his time to the Trussville city schools, where he is a member of the Trussville High School Academy Advisory Council.
Mr. Adkins is also active in the legal profession. He served the Birmingham Bar Association as a volunteer Program Coordinator for the Tenth Judicial Circuit's Mentor Program and he was selected to serve on the 2010 Mentoring Task Force. Mr. Adkins is a member of the following professional organizations: Alabama State Bar; Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section; American Association for Justice; and the Alabama Association for Justice, including the Emerging Leaders Section; and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA).
Family is important to Mr. Adkins. He and his wife, Rachel, have three children, Graysen, Campbell and Rhett.
- Bar Admissions:
- Alabama, 2007
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama,
Honors: Peer Scholarship, 2005 Recipient
Honors: Honor Court, Associate Justice
- University of Texas, Dallas, Texas,
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
Honors: Dean's List
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama Association for Justice, Emerging Leaders Section
- American Association for Justice
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Birmingham Bar Association, Public Service Committee
- Past Member
- Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
- Past Member
- National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)