Adam Massey is an experienced trial litigator and appellate advocate whose practice focuses on a variety of insurance defense related matters, including bad-faith insurance litigation, catastrophe/mass tort defense, insurance fraud, insurance coverage matters, and maritime/marine insurance coverage defense. Adam’s practice also includes general litigation and a concentration on complex child custody disputes. Adam has practiced extensively before Louisiana’s state and federal courts.

Adam joined King & Jurgens in 2005 and was elected a member in 2012. He graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 2004. While at Tulane, Adam held a Rule XX limited law license while he worked for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor in the felony and homicide units. Adam graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston in 2000. While at Northeastern, Adam studied Mandarin Chinese at the Nanying Institute of Technology in Singapore.

Representative Matters

  • Representing several national insurers in bad-faith, fraud, and arson cases
  • Representing specialty lines insurer regarding fraud claims involving unique risks
  • Representing Fortune 50 agribusiness/marine transportation company in Jones Act and LHWCA claims
  • Retained as special counsel by national insurer to assist with expert deposition challenges
  • Defended national insurer in mass joinder litigation pending in the Eastern District and involving hundreds of Hurricane Katrina bad faith claims for coverage under homeowners policies
  • Obtained walk-away dismissals for national insurer in several suits where plaintiffs were shown to have burned their vehicles
  • Obtained walk-away dismissal of plaintiff firm’s entire docket of bad-faith hurricane suits
  • Obtained zero verdict in bench trial for national insurer in fraudulent auto accident case
  • Obtained zero verdict in jury trial for national insurer in fraudulent auto accident case
  • Obtained reversal of long standing child custody order
  • Obtained full custody of child in multi-state custody battle following murder of child’s parent

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Bad Faith "Set-Up" in Louisiana - National Business Institute - 2016
  • The Appraisal Clause: Viewpoints from Policyholder and Defense Counsel - New Orleans Bar Association - 2015
  • Affordable Care Act: Impact on Injury Settlements - National Business Institute - 2014
  • Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events - National Business Institute - 2013
  • Underwriting Fraud: Practical Guidance to Prevent and Mitigate Risk - The Knowledge Congress Webcast Series - 2013
  • Terrorism Coverage Under Personal Lines Policies: An Overview – DRI Covered Events - 2013
  • Discovery Strategies in Bad Faith Insurance Suits – ACI Bad Faith Conference – 2013
  • Bad Faith & the Handling of SIU Claims – IASIU Conference – 2013
  • Deconstructing Your Opponents Expert – Attorney In-Young Presentation – 2010
  • Louisiana Casualty Ins. Law Post –Katrina/Rita: A Flood of Changes – ­IASIU Conference – 2006

News & Appearances

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor - Tulane Law School upper-level "Writing to Persuade" course
  • Coach - Carrolton Boosters Youth Football
  • Coach - Louisiana Exiles U/20 All Star Rugby Team
  • Coach - New Orleans Recreation Department Youth Football 


Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Stars List, 2014


Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004

Northeastern University, Boston, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Louisiana - All State and Federal Courts
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