Craig Randall Adams practices out of Tarle Law’s Texas Office, located in Austin, Texas, providing centralized access for his representation of clients throughout the entire state. He was inducted as member of the distinguished Texas Bar College in 2015.
Craig has nearly two decades of experience handling both litigation and transactional matters. His experience includes representation of owners, developers, general contractors, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers in construction defect litigation cases related to commercial, residential, multi-use, governmental and institutional projects, school districts and universities. He has also represented clients in negotiating construction contracts and in handling and responding to claims for payment and mechanic’s liens.
Craig has a broad background in insurance defense litigation, as well as property and casualty matters. He has consulted on insurance issues for insureds and litigated both contractual and extra-contractual liability claims. He spent several years of his practice dedicated to handling windstorm insurance claims related to property damage from Hurricane Ike in the Houston/Galveston/Beaumont area, litigating complex actions related to damages to commercial, institutional, and multi-family residential properties. He also has experience in analyzing the complicated network of insurance issues arising out of his defense retention, including analysis of additional insured obligations which may exist as well as indemnity provisions, and assessment of risk transfer.
Craig has handled a wide variety of business transactions on behalf of small-business owners. He has been involved in the formation of limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. He has negotiated the sale and purchase of going business concerns through the sale of stock and/or personal property and real property associated with the business. Craig’s litigation clients benefit from his broad background in business law, which provides him with a unique understanding of business issues that frequently arise in litigation. Moreover, his experience in litigation provides him with a unique perspective for effectively managing risks through negotiating and drafting contracts.
Craig has extensive experience representing and assisting non-profit organizations and has successfully assisted organizations in resolving compliance issues. He served as general counsel for the South Texas Franklin Graham Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2004-2005. He has also volunteered with numerous civic organizations, including the Austin Disaster Relief Network and Austin Parks Foundation. He won Advocate of the Year in 2008 from CASA of Cameron and Willacy Counties for his volunteer work representing abused and neglected children as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate.
Craig grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, and remained in the South Texas area for college, graduating from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville). He graduated cum laude with a major in speech communication and a minor in journalism. He won numerous awards in competitive speech and debate. He was one of three students nominated by the Dean of Students to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities in 1992.
Craig attended law school at the University of Houston, where he graduated cum laude in 1998. He received the Dean’s Scholarship and was active in the Board of Advocates, being honored as member of the Order of Barristers. He competed in the school’s intramural Blakely Moot Court tournament for two years, and won awards for First Place, Best Speaker and Best Brief. He also represented the school at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition where he won Second Place and Best Speaker. He served as Articles Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law.
Areas Of Practice
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Contracts
- Construction Defect
- Energy, Renewables and Nuclear
- Insurance Defense Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Oil and Gas
- Transportation and Trucking
- Texas, 1998
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
- J.D. - 1998
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Order of Barristers
- Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities
- Major: Speech Communications
- Construction Law Council Member, Construction Law Section Austin Bar Association 2015-2016 Texas Bar College, Inducted 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Texas Bar Association
- Texas Construction Law Section
- Texas Insurance Coverage Section
- Travis County and Austin Bar Associations
- TADC — Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc.
- CLM — Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
- Sigma Chi