Adams | Howell began in 1998 as Adams Law Office, with Todd Adams opening a solo practice in Angier, North Carolina focusing on the needs of the local community. As real estate and development prospered in the Triangle Area, Todd’s practice migrated toward focusing on representation of developers, builders, lenders, investors and home-buyers. The growth of Adams Law Office led to hiring of attorney Currie Howell in 2002 and the opening of a second office in Cary, NC in 2003. Currie’s legal skills and personal connection with the firm’s clients helped fuel further growth and in 2004 the firm became Adams & Howell, P.A. With the addition of attorneys Jonathan Sizemore in 2005 and Tom Lenfestey in 2010, Adams | Howell began to take shape. Jonathan added to the depth of the residential real estate department while Tom’s expertise in estate and business law expanded the breadth of the practice even further, and in 2012 became Adams, Howell, Sizemore and Lenfestey, P.A.
In 2007 Todd shifted his focus to exclusively commercial real estate and nationwide companies quickly began seeking his services, impelling the commercial real estate branch of Adams | Howell to grow exponentially. This led to the opening of a third office in Raleigh, NC in 2012.
After Ryan J. Adams and his nearly 15 years of experience in civil litigation joined the firm as a partner in 2016, the firm created a litigation practice encompassing business litigation, personal injury, real estate litigation, collections and various other areas involving civil disputes.
In addition to the three offices in the Triangle Area, the firm has operated a satellite office located in Indianapolis, Indiana since 2015.
Adams | Howell continues to grow. And as we do, we strengthen our areas of expertise, our commitment to our clients, and our unwavering determination to be more than simply legal counsel.