Kyna Adams is a Shareholder in the Tyler office of Cowles & Thompson. Her practice areas include personal injury, premises liability, hospital and nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, commercial litigation, and family law. Ms. Adams has represented several health care facilities in over 150 cases throughout Texas involving issues such as medical negligence, slip and falls, contractual disputes, and regulatory compliance. In addition, she is currently a member of the litigation team that defends a large international retailer throughout North Texas in all areas of premises litigation, including slip and falls and falling merchandise, as well as multiple other areas.
Ms. Adams also has extensive experience in commercial law and has represented multiple clients in a broad range of business disputes. These include breach of contract actions, real estate disputes, corporate derivative actions, shareholder lawsuits, buy-outs, and receiverships.
Ms. Adams is also a certified attorney ad litem for the State of Texas.
Kyna is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Smith County Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Ms. Adams is highly involved in the Smith County Bar Association, and currently serves that Association in a number of positions, including as a Board of Director, a Co-Chair of the Women's Section, and the Chair of the Membership Committee.
Ms. Adams received her B.A.. degree, summa cum laude, in 2000 from Hardin Simmons University, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, in 2003 from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003. Also, in 2008, Kyna was certified as Attorney Ad Litem by the State Bar of Texas..
J.D. magna cum laude, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 2003
B.A., summa cum laude, Hardin-Simmons University, 2000
State Bar of Texas, 2003
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
State Bar of Texas, Certified Attorney Ad Litem
Memberships & Affiliations:
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Smith County Bar Association
* Board of Director, 2008-2010
* Membership Director, 2008-2010
* Social Committee Member, 2009-2010
* Co-Chair, Women's Section, 2007-2008
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Member, American Bar Association
PATH (People Attempting to Help), Board of Director, 2010-2011
Leadership Tyler Alumni Association, Member of Service Team, 2009-2010
Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Team Leader, 2009 Membership Drive
Smith County Habitat for Humanity
Salvation Army of Tyler
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lone Star Chapter
Has represented Northeast Texas-area hospitals in over 100 medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.
Represention of national hospital system with emphasis on advising client regarding malpractice litigation, policies and procedures, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
Represented hospital in multiple lawsuits involving alleged sexual assaults, successfully obtaining ruling that the lawsuits were healthcare liability claims subject to capped damages.
Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a complex case involving necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating disease), which resulted in hospital's dismissal from entire lawsuit.
Successfully obtained dismissal of lawsuit against hospital and nurses in a complex litigation involving death of child who suffered from spina bifida.