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 business litigation. The firm’s practice extends through the tri-states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. In 2018, Rebecca founded MPower Sports Management Group, a full-service athlete representation company.
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 educational programming to health care professionals and business associates. She has active practices in the areas of general liability, sports, leisure and entertainment insurance, 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, organizational counseling and formal programs, including comprehensive “expectations management,” arbitration training, facility admissions protocols and crisis communication 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 Certifed Player Agent, and is fluent in French.
For a more personal look at Rebecca, please visit her at www.rebeccaadelman.com.
For more information on MPower Sports Group, LLC, please visit www.mpowersportsgroup.com.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
Directors and Officers Litigation
Labor and Employment Practices Liability
Lawyers Professional Liability
Long-Term Care and Aging Services
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
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
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, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, 2018
Inaugural Ethel Mitty Heart Award, American Assisted Living Nurses Association (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 for Health Care Risk Management
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member
Defense Research Institute
Memphis Bar Association, Health Care Law Section, Member
Mississippi Health Care Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
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 Cared for You: A Daughter’s Lessons, 14th Annual Conference, American Assisted Living Nurses Association, Milwaukee, 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 and Sponsor, How to Market When You Don’t Play Golf, Tennessee Legal Association for Women Empowerment Conference, 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 17-18, 2018
Speaker and Conference Founder, 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, Texas, April 4-5, 2018
Speaker and Sponsor, Drivers and Trends in Aging Services Cases, Inaugural Long-Term Care Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, Conn., June 27-28, 2017
Speaker, Nursing Delegation vs. Nursing Assignment, Willis Towers and Watson, webinar, March 28, 2017
Speaker and Founder, Regulatory Compliance Mashup, Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Providers, Insurers 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, Setting Realistic Expectations - Admissions to Discharge, American Assisted Living Nurses Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn., October 15, 2016
Speaker, Caring Together Call - Nurse Delegation vs Assignment, , American Assisted Living Nurses Association, webinar September 20, 2016
Speaker, Patient Friendly Admission Process - An Improved Experience, Client Leadership Conference, Atlanta, Ga., April 27, 2016
Speaker, Setting Realistic Expectations Admissions to Discharge, American Assisted Living Nurses Association - 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 7-16-2015, Tennessee Health Care Association Convention, Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 30, 2015
Speaker, Litigation Risk and Defense Strategies for Long-Term Care & 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 & 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 Their Highest, ACI’s 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, January 2010 - present
Crisis Communication for Healthcare Providers Guide, revised 2017