Adam W. Green

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

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McKinney Street 1301
Houston 77010 TX US

Adam Green, a shareholder in the Houston office, leads the Firm’s Water Technology & Water Treatment Group. Mr. Green concentrates his practice in matters involving water handling systems, water treatment chemistry, products liability, commercial litigation, construction and toxic torts on a national scale. He has served as lead counsel in more than 25 states from Hawaii to Florida to Massachusetts.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2000
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1996


  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Representative Matters:

  • Defended the first reported Legionella wrongful death case against a chemical water treater from the trial court through the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • National defense of the catastrophic failure of condenser water systems and mechanical equipment.
  • Successfully defended exposure-induced wrongful death and serious personal injury claims incident to bacteria, pesticides, urethanes, polymers, biocides, asbestos and others.
  • Defense of multi-million dollar construction claims arising from corrosion related failures of mechanical equipment and condenser water systems.
  • Secured complete dismissal and an award of attorney’s fees in corrosion based failures of system water piping in HVAC, process cooling and fire water systems.
  • Defense of complex disputes including contractual indemnity claims involving general contractors, HVAC mechanical subcontractors, architects, engineers, pipe suppliers, building maintenance and water treaters.
  • Lead counsel in cooling technology cases involving the catastrophic failure of condenser water systems and mechanical equipment.
  • Lead counsel in matters relating to industrial and commercial cooling through open and closed loop systems, large and small bore condenser water pipes, boiler water and heat exchangers.
  • Successfully examined experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, mechanical engineering, water chemistry and microbiology regarding issues of exposure, prevention and control.
  • Intimate knowledge of the history and development of ASHRAE 188P and ASHRAE 188.
  • Achieved a full defense decision in products liability arbitration proceedings.
  • Represented a consumer products manufacturer in a complex product liability matter wherein statutory indemnity rights were contested and secured.
  • Defended railroad cross fatalities and crossing closure actions.
  • Lead counsel in defense of personal injuries claims incident to rail cars.
  • Successfully tried a real estate agency dispute against a national realty firm involving breach of fiduciary duties, failure to disclosure, fraud and violations of the Texas DTPA.

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Faculty – Environmental Risk Strategies Institute, University of Houston (2011)
  • Presenter – Product Liability & Emerging Toxic Torts, University of Houston (2011)
  • Keynote Speaker – “Legal Perspectives in Occupational Medicine,” University of Texas School of Public Health (2010)
  • Instructor – Nanotechnology, I2ERM (Summer 2008)
  • Instructor – Product Liability & Emerging Toxic Torts, I2ERM (Spring 2008)
  • Instructor – Vapor Intrusion: A Volatile Legal Horizon (Winter 2006)


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