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Rebecca Adelman

Rebecca Adelman is an entrepreneur, influencer, thought leader and the founder of Adelman Law Firm, established in 2001. The firm is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). For nearly 30 years, Rebecca has concentrated her practice in insurance defense and litigation. Her business extends through the tri-states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee in all state and federal courts. She also serves as special and trial counsel nationally. Rebecca is a certified mediator and is the only attorney on the Exclusive Roster of Mediators with the American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution in the tri-state area. She also founded the National Long-Term Care Defense Summit – now in its seventh year – specifically designed for providers, insurers and brokers.


647 South Main Street | Memphis, Tenn. 38103

901-529-9313 main | 901-201-4017 direct | 901-529-8772 fax | | LinkedIn

Rebecca’s insurance defense practice includes representation of insurance companies and long-term care providers and their insurers, both regionally and nationally. She also provides consulting services and education programming to healthcare professionals and business associates. She has active practices in the areas of general liability, professional liability, premises and employment law. She is a listed mediator serving all areas of business and health care litigation.

Her experience also extends to risk management and organizational counseling and formal programs, including comprehensive “expectations management,” arbitration training, facility admissions protocols and crisis communications planning. She is a member of the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM).

Rebecca is involved in state and national legislative matters on behalf of the health care industry and serves as legal advisor for the American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA). She authors a monthly column, The Adelman Advantage, for the Nursing and Assisted Living Professional newsletter, and is a regular contributor to other publications.


Rebecca was a finalist for CLM Professional of the Year - Outside Counsel in 2018, was honored with the inaugural Ethel Mitty Heart Award in 2016, recognized as Super Women in Business by the Memphis Business Journal and named an MBQ Power Player in the area of defense litigation by the Memphis Business Quarterly. She was included in the Women to Watch issue of Memphis Woman Magazine and selected as Executive of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal. The New York Times featured Rebecca and her sports business group, MPower. She partners with Facing History and Ourselves on education initiatives through film.


Her strong beliefs in education and peace guided her to found a nonprofit Montessori school. She is also involved in nonprofit organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children through sports and education.

She is an NBA, WNBA and FIBA Certified Player Agent, and is fluent in French.

For a more personal look at Rebecca, please visit her at

For more information on MPower Sports Group, LLC, please visit


  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate Practice

  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions

  • Commercial/Business Litigation

  • Directors and Officers Litigation

  • Labor and Employment Practices Liability

  • Lawyers Professional Liability

  • Long-Term Care and Aging Services

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability

  • Sports, Leisure and Entertainment


  • J.D., The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1990

  • M. Econ., Universite de Driot, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marselle II, 1987

  • B.A., Economics and French, University of Michigan, 1986

Bar and court admissions

  • Arkansas

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas

  • Illinois

  • U.S District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • Mississippi

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi

  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

  • U.S. Court of Appeals of the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors and awards

  • Finalist, Professional of the Year - Outside Counsel – CLM, 2018

  • Inaugural Ethel Mitty Heart Award – AALNA, 2016

  • Super Women in Business – Memphis Business Journal, 2016

  • Memphis Power Player, Defense Litigation – Memphis Business Quarterly

  • Women to Watch – Memphis Business Journal

  • Executive of the Year – Memphis Business Journal

  • Top 10 Women in Business – Memphis Business Journal

  • Top 40 Under 40 – Memphis Business Journal

Professional and community affiliations

  • American Assisted Living Nurse Association, Legal Advisor

  • American, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee Bar Associations

  • American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

  • American Health Lawyers Association

  • American Society of Health Care Risk Management

  • Business Insurance Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Memphis Bar Association, Health Care Law Section

  • Mississippi Health Care Association

  • Sports Lawyers Association

  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association

  • Tennessee Health Care Association


  • Speaker, Moderator and Conference Founder, The Past, Present and Future of the Senior Housing Ecosystem; Senior Housing Insurance Industry - State of the Union, National Long-Term Care Defense Summit, Memphis, Tenn., April 3-4, 2019

  • Speaker, Sponsoring and Mentoring: Why Not Both?, 3rd Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummit, Uncasville, Conn., March 5-6, 2019

  • Speaker, The Audit Trail and the Electronic Record: What You Need to Know, Clear Law Institute, webinar, Jan. 24, 2019

  • Speaker, Technology, Strategies and Best Practices You Need to Manage Family Expectations, Senior Housing Forum, webinar, Nov. 28, 2018

  • Speaker, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Audit Trails, E-Discovery and Medical Malpractice Claims, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Sept. 19, 2018

  • Speaker, Caring for Those Who Care for You: A Daughter’s Lessons – 14th Annual Conference, AALNA – Milkwaukee, Wis., July 19-20, 2018

  • Speaker, Litigation Holds and Preserving Evidence: How to Avoid an “Uber” Problem – 2nd Annual Long-Term Care Insurance ExecuSummit – Uncasville, Conn., June 26-27, 2018

  • Speaker, How to Market When You Don’t Play Golf – Empowerment Conference, Tennessee Legal Association for Women – Nashville, Tenn., April 19-20, 2018

  • Speaker, Effective Strategies for Giving and Seeking Feedback and Sharing and Handling Constructive Criticism – 2nd Annual Women in Insurance Leadership ExecuSummit – Uncasville, Conn., April 17-28, 2018

  • Speaker, Audit Trails and E-Discovery - Avoiding the Rabbit Holes and Litigation Hold - Know When to Hold ‘Em – Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Providers, Insurers and Brokers Conference – Houston, Tex., April 4-5, 2018

  • Speaker, Drivers and Trends in Aging Services Cases – Inaugural Long-Term Care Insurance ExecuSummit – Uncasville, Conn., June 27-28, 2018

  • Speaker, Nursing Delegation vs. Nursing Assignment (webinar) – Willis, Towers and Watson – March 28, 2017

  • Speaker, Regulatory Compliance Mashup – Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Providers, Insures and Brokers Conference – New Orleans, La., March 29-30, 2017

  • Speaker, Professional Development and Coaching for Women Leaders - Implementing Critical Negotiation, Leadership and Presentation Skills to Accomplish Your Goals – American Conference Institute – New York, N.Y., July 20-21, 2016

  • Speaker, Caring Together Call - Nurse Delegation vs. Assignment (webinar) – AALNA/NCAL – Sept. 30, 2016

  • Speaker, Patient-Friendly Admission Process - An Improved Experience – Client Leadership Conference – Atlanta, Ga., April 27, 2016

  • Speaker, Setting Realistic Expectations Admissions to Discharge – AALNA, Region 5 Spring Conference – New York, N.Y., April 2, 2016

  • Co-speaker, Regulations, Corporate Compliance and Quality Improvement - Litigation and Risk Management Connections – Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Providers, Insurers and Brokers Conference – New York, N.Y., April 1, 2016

  • Speaker, Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities - A Proposed Rule by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on July 16, 2015 – Tennessee Health Care Association – Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2015

  • Speaker – Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Providers, Insurers and Brokers Conference – Memphis, Tenn., May 1, 2015

  • Invited speaker – Risk Management Roundtable Discussion – National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC), 2015 Capital and Business Strategies Forum – San Diego, Calif., April 2, 2015

  • Invited speaker – Defending Assisted Living Facilities in a Climate Where Resident Acuity and Exposure Are at Its Highest – ACI, 5th annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long-Term Care Litigation – Miami, Fla., Jan. 29, 2015


  • Nursing and Assisted Living Facility Professional, The Adelman Advantage – Jan. 2010-present

  • Crisis Communication for Health Care Providers Guide – revised, 2017