Adam Peavy

Partner

Practice Areas: Mesothelioma,Serious Injury,Drug & Medical Device Injuries

Biography

Adam Peavy is a trial lawyer who lends his experience and expertise to a variety of cases and issues such as MDL and complex litigation, commercial litigation and products liability litigation, with a special interest in pharmaceutical cases involving clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs sold in the United States.

While in law school, Adam competed in National Moot Court competitions all over the country and was awarded both briefing and best speaker awards at different times. As a result of his achievements for South Texas College of Law’s nationally recognized advocacy team, Adam was named as one of the Dean’s most outstanding advocates and became a member of the Order of Barristers, a national honor society for courtroom advocates. After graduating from South Texas College of Law, he then joined the staff of a local white collar criminal defense firm, researching legal issues and drafting legal documents for civil and criminal proceedings at the state, federal, and appellate levels.

After leaving the criminal defense firm, Adam accepted a position as a briefing attorney for Justice Margaret Garner Mirabal of the First Court of Appeals. Only nine attorneys are given the opportunity to become briefing attorneys each year and Adam was fortunate to become a part of the process behind the scenes.

After leaving the Court, Adam spent the majority of his time litigating cases towards trial against the largest pharmaceutical companies in America. Adam worked for a nationally recognized mass tort plaintiffs firm in Houston, where he gained experience representing thousands of individuals in various types of cases. Adam argued before the intermediate Texas appellate courts and has assisted in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the state appellate courts of Pennsylvania and Florida. Adam also litigated civil cases through discovery, pretrial and settlement in various jurisdictions in the United States, including but not limited to, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida and Texas.

Currently, Adam is responsible for managing the litigation side of Bailey Peavy Bailey’s pharmaceutical cases. For the last three years, Adam spent the majority of his time working on the firm’s Paxil birth defects docket. Adam personally reviewed hundreds of thousands of internal documents and deposed numerous employees of the manufacturer of Paxil, GlaxoSmithKline. He was one of the main lawyers in the Country heading up these cases against GSK. In fact, Adam was one of four lawyers who litigated the first Paxil birth defect case in Philadelphia, Kilker v. GSK. Ultimately, on October 13, 2009, the jury found that GSK failed to properly warn doctors and pregnant users of Paxil’s risk and concluded that GSK must pay $2.5 million to one of Adam’s clients. Adam plans to continue his trial work as well as his other responsibilities within the firm.

Adam is also the co-author with Joel Androphy of Bringing Rogues to Justice: The Qui Tam Provisions of the False Claims Act. Adam is also licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and Pennsylvania.

Adam is married to April Peavy. They have two sons named Adam and Michael and a German shepherd named Rookie. They all live on the west side of Houston.

Awards
  • H Texas Magazine - Lawyers on the Fast Track (2005, 2006 & 2007)
  • H Texas Magazine - “Houston’s Top Lawyers for the People” (2007)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (Super Lawyers: 2013 – 2015, Rising Stars: 2008, 2011 – 2013)
  • Super Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
Education
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A.
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.
Memberships
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • HTLA
  • TTLA
  • AAJ