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Lindsey R. Adams-Hess

Lindsey R. Adams-Hess

Lindsey Adams-Hess focuses her practice on the defense of product liability claims. She has extensive experience managing multiple aspects of civil litigation, including fact and expert discovery and development, as well as law and motion practices in both state and federal courts. 

Lindsey served on the team defending a major automotive company in high-profile alleged unintended acceleration litigation. She has handled numerous product liability matters involving catastrophic personal injury and has worked extensively with both liability and damages experts in the course of discovery and trial of these matters. She also has an acute understanding of emerging technology and its impact on the future of automotive litigation.

In addition to her automotive work, Lindsey has handled personal injury claims involving numerous types of implantable medical devices and other medical equipment as well as claims involving the marketing of nutraceuticals. 

Lindsey earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. While in law school, Lindsey clerked for the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office and Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California.

Lindsey is a member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and previously served as chair on the LGBT Committee for the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She is also active on the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2008

    The Order of Barristers

    Public Service Law Program, Certificate Awardee

    UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy, Executive Editor

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2004

Professional Associations

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Pathfinder, 2018
    • National LGBTQ Bar Association 


    • Super Lawyers Magazine
      —Northern California Rising Stars, 2013 – 2018

Recent News, Events and Blogs


  • Assessing, Managing, and Insuring Against Risk in the Next Era of Drugs and Medical Devices," Three Part Berkley Life Sciences 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals and Devices Series, Co-Author, Fall 2016
  • "Law And Regulation Of 3-D Printed Medical Devices," Co-Author, Law360, April 2016