A native of Salt Rock, West Virginia, Mr. Adkins received his J.D. in 1997 from the West Virginia University College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Centre College in 1994.
Mr. Adkins is admitted to practice in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the West Virginia Bar Association and the past President of the Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Adkins has also served as an officer of the Kanawha County Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He also serves as chairman of the West Virginia State Bar Legal Outreach Committee.
He has been recognized with an AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction and by Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation.