Tim Adams

Tim is the President and CEO of Adams & Associates APLC, a disability rights law firm. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is admitted to practice as an attorney in California, in the United States District Courts—Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has served as an adjunct professor and Associate Director of the Special Education Advocacy Clinic, Pepperdine University School of Law.

He was a Board member for the University of California, Irvine Child Development School and a founding board member of its successor, The Children’s School. He has also served on the Board of Advisors for an education data startup called Schoolie, Inc., (acquired by Great Schools) an online tool which helps families across the nation make informed choices on K-12 education. He is currently an Ambassador for The Autism Community in Action (TACA).

In 2017, he co-founded Walls that Unite, a non-profit that provides educational experiences in low-income communities in the United States and Mexico.

Tim serves as a founding board member, Vice President and Legislative Chair of the California Association of Lawyers for Education (CALE). CALE is dedicated to educating and empowering students, parents, advocates and a new generation of education attorneys to more effectively advocate, protect student’s rights and build a brighter future for our youth.

Tim enjoys politics, world travel, stand up paddling, winter sports, and spending time with his lovely wife, Rose and 4 daughters.