Practice groups

Insurance Law and Litigation

Product Liability

Toxic Tort


Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D. (1994)

The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (1991)

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William R. Adams


222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1040
Wilmington, DE 19801-1621
T: 866-775-3714
D: 302-428-6133
F: 888-811-7144

William R. Adams is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Wilmington office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance litigation, civil litigation, and toxic torts with an emphasis in asbestos litigation. Aggressively representing clients in all phases of litigation from pre-suit discovery to argument before appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions, he practices in a diverse area of law including transportation litigation, premises liability, asbestos litigation, uninsured and underinsured motorist litigation, errors and omissions, commercial torts, and product liability defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Adams held several different positions gaining a wide array of legal experiences, from an associate in a plaintiff’s personal injury law firm to unit leader for a large national insurance company’s in-house counsel. Further, he represented the United States as a student practitioner at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Financial Litigation Unit.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Distinguished℠ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Special Session:  The Experience From Recent Asbestos Trial Lawyers” (Panelist); DRI Defense Lawyers Asbestos Symposium; Las Vegas, Nevada; 11/1/2017
  • “Distracted Driving” national overview of current legislation in every state prepared for large national insurer
  • “Ethics – It’s Legal, But is It Ethical” seminar
  • “How to Present Your Case At Trial” seminar

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Delaware Bar Admission
  • New Jersey Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Office of the Child Advocate, New Castle County, Delaware (Volunteer Attorney Guardian ad Litem)


  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law (1994); Temple International and Comparative Law Journal (Editor)
  • B.A., The Pennsylvania State University (1991), International Politics, minor in History