About Adam

Adam P. Bates




Ask Adam Bates and he'll tell you; successful trial lawyers have to be tenacious, fearless and passionate about their cases and clients. But they also need to be humble and willing to collaborate. Fortunately, Adam possesses all of these qualities and more. So it's no wonder clients trust him to try their most difficult cases and his peers constantly look to him for advice.

Adam concentrates his efforts on workers' compensation and personal injury defense. On his first solo jury trial, Adam was able to: a) attain a victory for his client, and b) receive a compliment by the opposing counsel who reached out to praise the respect and professionalism he showed toward all involved in the case.

In law school, Adam was part of a two-person team that won not just the National Championship in Client Counseling, but also the International Championship. The competitions mirror the initial client interview and focus on the attorney's ability to identify the client's legal issue(s) and effectively collaborate to arrive at a solution to the problem.

Adam is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association and the Iowa Defense Counsel Association.

When he's not meeting with clients, you can find Adam spending time with his wife and dog. He also likes to show off his competitive nature outside of the legal world. As an avid sports fan he loves playing golf, softball and sand volleyball and watching the Huskers and Green Bay Packers win.

Bar Admissions

Iowa, Nebraska

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  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Regional, National and International Client Counseling Champion (2009)

Moot Court Board Vice Chair (2009-2010)

Member of Nebraska Law Review (2009-2010)

Preparatory Education

Drake University (B.A., 2007)

Legal Education

University of Nebraska (J.D. with distinction, 2010)

Iowa State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Iowa Defense Counsel Association
National Workers' Compensation Defense Network

What sets Peddicord Wharton apart from the rest is our passionate commitment to working with our clients to achieve their best result.

Adam P. Bates

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