Attorney Kim Adams | Levin Papantonio

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Attorney Kimberly Lambert Adams

Kimberly Lambert Adams

Levin Papantonio

316 South Baylen St.

Pensacola, FL 32502


Mrs. Adams is a shareholder with Levin, Papantonio. Mrs. Adams currently manages the firm’s referral relationships and legal intake call center. She assists hundreds of firms with case development and review, marketing ideas, client management, and call center needs. Mrs. Adams also works with the firm’s Scientific Vetting Committee using its resources to examine the viability of new mass tort and class action cases. Additionally, Mrs. Adams has made it her passion to pursue civil litigation for survivors of human trafficking.

For many years, Mrs. Adams litigated single event cases in the areas of personal injury, product liability, wrongful death, and admiralty/maritime law. Mrs. Adams has also litigated complex product cases all over the country including but not limited to, defective heart devices, anti-depressants leading to birth defects, Yamaha Rhino rollovers, Zyprexa, Rezulin, Asbestos, and FenPhen, and was the firm’s lead attorney in an antibiotic drug litigation resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement for her clients. Mrs. Adams started her career as a busy trial paralegal with the firm in 1993 helping to litigate cases all over the country.

Since 2011, Mrs. Adams has been AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating achievable by attorneys. Additionally, Mrs. Adams was selected for inclusion into the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2013. She is past President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and National Women Trial Lawyers Association and she is a frequent speaker at national conferences involving all aspects of mass tort litigation and women’s rights.

She is currently licensed to practice law before all Florida courts, including the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. In her free time, she loves taking short getaways with her husband and two children - even if it is only to the back yard for a picnic.

Year Joined Law Firm

  • 2005

Present Position with Law Firm

  • Shareholder

Areas of Practice

  • Human Trafficking
  • Mass tort litigation
  • Products liability litigation
  • Wrongful death
  • Admiralty/maritime law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida


  • Juris Doctorate; Loyola University New Orleans School of Law; New Orleans, Louisiana
    Honors:Stephen & Schezy Barbas Scholarship

    Honors: Recipient of the Dean's Endowment Scholarship

    Honors: Loyola Trial Team, secretary

    Honors: Loyola Law Clinic, student practitioner

    Honors: Law Journal: Journal of Public Interest Law, managing editor

    Honors: Law Journal: Maritime Law Journal, editor
  • Bachelors of Art in Psychology; University of West Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Honors: President's List
  • Associates of Science in Paralegal Studies; Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida

Published Works

  • Help Stop Trafficking Through Civil Litigation, co-Author, MTMP; Fall 2018
  • Providers' Rico Claims Fail To Solve The Hmo Problem: The Need For Federal Legislation, 5 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L 135; Spring, 2004
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation Recent Trends and Developments, Florida Justice Association Journal; August, 2007, Number 522
  • Antidepressants & Birth Defects: How the Past Should Guide the Future, Florida Justice Association Journal; October, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating, 2011-2018
  • Florida Rising Star, 2010 - 2015 Super Lawyers
  • Named Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Woman Lawyer for 2013
  • Named the 2012 President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • National Women Trial Lawyers
  • Managing editor, Journal of Public Interest Law
  • Managing editor, Maritime Law Journal
  • Named in the Twenty-Fourth Edition of “Who's Who: American Law Students”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Inns of Court
  • Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association / Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Association of Women Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Pensacola Young Professionals
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2013)
  • President of the National Trial Lawyers Women's Caucus (2013)

Guest Speaker

  • Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers
  • America’s Lawyer, International TV Program
  • Florida Justice Association, Conference
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Harris Martin Conference
  • Mass Tort Made Perfect, Conference
  • Ring of Fire
  • Trial Lawyers Summit, Conference
  • World Without Exploitation