Attorney C. Adam Helmer

Raleigh Personal Injury Attorney

Photo of attorney Adam HelmerAdam Helmer is a Raleigh personal injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, LLP. Before moving to the Raleigh location, he managed the Kinston branch of our law firm and routinely litigates claims from all our offices. Adam primarily focuses on representing clients that have been injured in auto accidents, but also handles personal injury cases in other areas that involve litigation in State and Federal Courts.

As part of our law firm, Adam values the opportunity to protect injured people. He enjoys pooling resources with our full legal team to help ensure every client gets the best representation possible.

Education and Professional Experience

Adam attended The Ohio State University and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1995. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Capital University School of Law in 2000. He then passed the North Carolina bar exam that same year. While putting himself through school, he worked as a Sherriff’s Deputy in Franklin County, Ohio. His experience observing the courtroom as a Deputy is what first sparked his interest in focusing his career on litigation.

After graduation, Adam worked as the Assistant District Attorney for the State of North Carolina 8th Judicial District. As a result, Adam’s early legal experience involved trying cases in the courtroom. He then spent time as the defense counsel for several national insurance carriers, giving him insight into the other side of personal injury cases.

However, after two years working in insurance defense, Adam shifted his career focus to join our personal injury law firm. During his time at Riddle & Brantley, LLP, he has obtained numerous significant courtroom victories and negotiated many successful insurance settlements for his clients.

Adam is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association as well as the 10th Judicial District Bar Association. He is also a part of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, an organization dedicated to protecting individuals’ rights. Additionally, Adam was formerly an adjunct professor at North Carolina Wesleyan College. While there, he taught courses on business and criminal law, as well as criminal procedure and evidence.

Family and Free Time

When not working, Adam enjoys traveling with Kim, his wife of over 16 years, and their son. A believer in volunteering in the community, he has been a judge for Teen Court from its inception in Wayne County. He is a leader in his son’s Cub Scout troop and a coach for youth soccer. Adam is also a private pilot, scuba diver and enjoys endurance running.