State of Tennessee Archives: on Crime


Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?

Adams wastes no time in relating what his audience may heard about the hugeness of his success as a lawyer to the details of his upbringing: "I grew up in a one-bedroom house trailer in Cocke County, Tennessee. My dad was a moonshiner, and at the time I was born he was a house guest of the federal government.

"Since '75, when I graduated from law school in Memphis, I've been trying to solve people's problems, and I've lived my life and my legal career by one thing an old farmer said to me one time. We were doing a film, and he looked right in the camera, and he said, `Where do the little people go for justice? Well, that's what my life has been about."

Source: Memphis Flyer on 2014 Tennessee Senate race Aug 6, 2014

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