Joshua R. Adams


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Joshua R. Adams


Joshua R. Adams is an associate in the Charlotte, North Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Josh exclusively represents employers in a broad range of employment-related disputes and litigation, including claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In 2020, Josh also became part of the firm’s COVID-19 task force, responding to the unique challenges created by the pandemic.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Josh was an associate at a large regional firm representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. He also has broad experience handling general civil defense litigation across the state. 

Josh also served as a judicial intern for both Hon. Chief Judge Pamela L. Reeves of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, as well as the Hon. Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee of the Tennessee Supreme Court. 

At Wake Forest University School of Law, Josh received several accolades, including being inducted into the prestigious Order of Barristers; a member of the Moot Court Board; Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law; Captain of the nationally-ranked AAJ Trial Team; Champion of the 1L Walker Moot Court Competition; and served as a teaching assistant for legal writing.

After more than eighteen years of practice with his parents, Josh was also crowned a Tennessee State and National Champion with the Speech and Debate Team at Carson-Newman University. When he’s not in the office, Josh can usually be found at his local CrossFit box or on his couch cheering for Manchester United.

Honors and Recognitions

  • E.A. Morris Foundation for Emerging Leaders, Fellow
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2018-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021–present)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section 
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys