Attorney Kim Adams | Levin Papantonio

Attorney Profile

Attorney Kimberly Lambert Adams

Kimberly Lambert Adams

Levin Papantonio

316 South Baylen St.

Pensacola, FL 32502


Mrs. Adams joined the law firm of Levin Papantonio in 2005 and earned shareholder status in 2010. Mrs. Adams started her legal career at the firm in 1993 as a busy trial paralegal. Currently, Mrs. Adams focuses her practice on personal injury, mass tort litigation, products liability litigation, wrongful death, and admiralty/maritime law. 

Mrs. Adams has handled multiple mass tort litigations including FenPhen I, Guidant, Medtronic, Rezulin, Asbestos, Zyprexa, and Yamaha Rhino. She was the lead attorney over a bad drug case resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement for her clients. In 2010, she and her trial partners received the first Plaintiff verdict against Yamaha in a Rhino rollover case. Mrs. Adams has assisted with trials on numerous personal injury and product liability trials, some lasting for months at a time.

Mrs. Adams is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest given. Mrs. Adams was also selected to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers in 2013. She was named the 2012 President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, and she was recently named the 2013-2015 President of the National Women Trial Lawyers Association.

She is currently licensed to practice law before all Florida state courts, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and has been given permission to practice in many multi-district litigations throughout the country.

Mrs. Adams stays actively involved in her local community by participating in annual Law Day events, area school law-related presentations, speaking engagements for local paralegal organizations, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, as well as speaking at MassTorts Made Perfect and other CLE programs. She is a member of the Florida Justice Association's Women's Caucus. 

Year Joined Law Firm

  • 2005

Present Position with Law Firm

  • Shareholder

Areas of Practice

  • Personal injury
  • 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

  • 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
  • Published in the Loyola University New Orleans Journal in 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Published in Florida Justice Association Journal in 2007 and 2011
  • Named in the Twenty-Fourth Edition of “Who's Who: American Law Students”
  • Florida Rising Star, 2013 Super Lawyers
  • Florida Rising Star, 2012 Super Lawyers
  • Florida Rising Star, 2011 Super Lawyers
  • Florida Rising Star, 2010 Super Lawyers
  • Named the 2012 President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Managing editor, Journal of Public Interest Law
  • Managing editor, Maritime Law Journal
  • National Women Trial Lawyers
  • Received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Rating
  • Named Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent Woman Lawyer for 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Inns of Court
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association / Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Association of Women Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Pensacola Young Professionals
  • 2012 National Trial Lawyers: 40 under 40 President
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2013)
  • President of the National Trial Lawyers Women's Caucus (2013)