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Richard L. Adams III

Associate Attorney
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg LLP

Richard Adams IIIRising through the ranks from paralegal to attorney, Richard L. Adams III understands the big picture of working with clients and the critical details of the law. Through his practice, Adams focuses on counseling clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, probate and trust administration, adult guardianship and special needs planning.

A tireless advocate for the elderly, Adams regularly volunteers and educates other attorneys on estate planning and elder law issues. He is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from Senior Legal Services of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, an accomplishment he considers his most significant.

“The Volunteer of the Year Award allowed me to highlight the needs of seniors in Baltimore City and to raise money to support pro bono services,” Adams said.

Adams regularly does pro bono work for the Pro Bono Resource Center, Maryland Legal Aid, Senior Legal Services, FreeState Justice and the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

“I believe strongly that as an attorney, I have a duty to give back to my profession whenever possible. I am often looking for creative ways to educate and empower the community at large on the importance of estate planning and elder law,” Adams said.

Adams serves as secretary for the LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland, sits on the membership committee of the National LGBT Bar Association, is Vice-Chair of the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Estates and Trusts Committee, and was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Baltimore County Provider Council.

I believe strongly that, as an attorney, I have a duty to give back to my profession whenever possible. I am often looking for creative ways to educate and empower the community at large on the importance of estate planning and elder law.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 Leadership in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.