Owner, Rebecca Adelman

Lawyer, Claims and Risk Specialist

Rebecca Adelman, Esq.

Owner, Rebecca Adelman

Lawyer, Claims and Risk Specialist

Rebecca Adelman, Esq.

Rebecca Adelman is a lawyer, entrepreneur, influencer and thought leader in healthcare, senior living and risk management. In 2001, after paving the way for young women lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee at traditional law firms, Rebecca founded Adelman Firm and Claims Management. The all women firm is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Tennessee Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). For nearly 35 years, Rebecca has concentrated her practice in healthcare, insurance defense, employment and business litigation. She is also an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association and serves as an Ambassador for Bridge the Gap, supporting the mission of informing, educating and influencing the future of housing and services for seniors.

Her practice includes representation of insurance companies and long‐ term care providers and their insurers, both regionally and nationally. The firm provides claims management services to senior living insurance companies and created the PRISM proactive claims model focused on offensive strategies to claims and risk mitigation. She also provides consulting services and educational programming to healthcare 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.

Her experience also extends to enterprise risk management and organizational leadership and formal programs including comprehensive “expectations management”, arbitration training, facility admissions protocols, and crisis communication planning.

In 2022, the firm was awarded the coveted first place by the Aspect Marketing & Advertising Awards for its client newsletter, Exhibit (A)delman, in the category of multimedia campaign. The firm was built on the client-centric experience.

An innovator and change-maker in the area of quality end-of-life care, Ms. Adelman founded the Adelman-Mettle Care Alliance in 2021 with Dr. BJ Miller, a palliative care specialist, author and international speaker, and Sonya Dolan, co-founders of Mettle Health. The Alliance developed a Nursing Center-Based Palliative Care Team curriculum and authored the Introduction to Palliative Care for the National Institute of CNA Excellence.

Also in 2021, Rebecca  founded Guide Path, LLC, an Expectations and Risk Management Certification Program created for resident, family and provider engagement to mitigate risk, improve quality of care and regulatory compliance.

Rebecca Adelman is a lawyer, entrepreneur, influencer and thought leader in healthcare, senior living and risk management. In 2001, after paving the way for young women lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee at traditional law firms, Rebecca founded Adelman Firm and Claims Management. The all women firm is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Tennessee Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). For nearly 35 years, Rebecca has concentrated her practice in healthcare, insurance defense, employment and business litigation. She is also an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association and serves as an Ambassador for Bridge the Gap, supporting the mission of informing, educating and influencing the future of housing and services for seniors.

Her practice includes representation of insurance companies and long‐ term care providers and their insurers, both regionally and nationally. The firm provides claims management services to senior living insurance companies and created the PRISM proactive claims model focused on offensive strategies to claims and risk mitigation. She also provides consulting services and educational programming to healthcare 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.

Her experience also extends to enterprise risk management and organizational leadership and formal programs including comprehensive “expectations management”, arbitration training, facility admissions protocols, and crisis communication planning.

In 2022, the firm was awarded the coveted first place by the Aspect Marketing & Advertising Awards for its client newsletter, Exhibit (A)delman, in the category of multimedia campaign. The firm was built on the client-centric experience.

An innovator and change-maker in the area of quality end-of-life care, Ms. Adelman founded the Adelman-Mettle Care Alliance in 2021 with Dr. BJ Miller, a palliative care specialist, author and international speaker, and Sonya Dolan, co-founders of Mettle Health. The Alliance developed a Nursing Center-Based Palliative Care Team curriculum and authored the Introduction to Palliative Care for the National Institute of CNA Excellence.

Also in 2021, Rebecca  founded Guide Path, LLC, an Expectations and Risk Management Certification Program created for resident, family and provider engagement to mitigate risk, improve quality of care and regulatory compliance.

Her transformational and empathic leadership style is founded on “Work-Life Being” and “Unique Abilities” in the framework of empathic responses creating a fundamental cultural shift where everyone feels empowered and accountable. 

Rebecca is a national speaker on a multitude of subjects including women in business and in the law, culture change in senior living, expectations management in healthcare, enterprise risk management and “Work-Life Being.” She hosts a monthly webinar, The Senior Living Empower Hour, and is a regular contributor to other publications.

Rebecca was recognized as a “Top 10 Empowering Women Leaders in 2023” by CIO Views. She was a finalist for Claims and Litigation Management Professional of the Year – Outside Counsel, was honored with the inaugural Ethel Mitty Heart Award from the American Assisted Living Nurse Association American and recognized as a Super Women in Business by the Memphis Business Journal and named an “MBQ Power Player” in the area of defense litigation by Memphis Business Quarterly. She was included in the “Women to Watch” issues of Memphis Woman Magazine and selected as Executive of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal. She partners with Facing History and Ourselves and Grounded on education initiatives for members of the community who are in need of support. Her strong beliefs in education and peace guided her to found a non‐profit Montessori School.

Rebecca has been recognized as an Attorney for Justice and awarded the Pro Bono Service Award form the Tennessee Supreme Court.

She is an NBA Certified Player Agent. She is fluent in French.

Her transformational and empathic leadership style is founded on “Work-Life Being” and “Unique Abilities” in the framework of empathic responses creating a fundamental cultural shift where everyone feels empowered and accountable. 

Rebecca is a national speaker on a multitude of subjects including women in business and in the law, culture change in senior living, expectations management in healthcare, enterprise risk management and “Work-Life Being.” She hosts a monthly webinar, The Senior Living Empower Hour, and is a regular contributor to other publications.

Rebecca was recognized as a “Top 10 Empowering Women Leaders in 2023” by CIO Views. She was a finalist for Claims and Litigation Management Professional of the Year – Outside Counsel, was honored with the inaugural Ethel Mitty Heart Award from the American Assisted Living Nurse Association American and recognized as a Super Women in Business by the Memphis Business Journal and named an “MBQ Power Player” in the area of defense litigation by Memphis Business Quarterly. She was included in the “Women to Watch” issues of Memphis Woman Magazine and selected as Executive of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal. She partners with Facing History and Ourselves and Grounded on education initiatives for members of the community who are in need of support. Her strong beliefs in education and peace guided her to found a non‐profit Montessori School.

Rebecca has been recognized as an Attorney for Justice and awarded the Pro Bono Service Award form the Tennessee Supreme Court.

She is an NBA Certified Player Agent. She is fluent in French.

In recognition of outstanding women in leadership, CIO Views’ 2023 list highlights ten exceptional individuals. From healthcare to technology and from entrepreneurs to humanitarians, these inspiring leaders are making a positive impact across various industries. The article features Rebecca Adelman, a leader in healthcare, senior living, and risk management, alongside other accomplished women like Mona Ataya, who’s transforming the motherhood experience, and Derya Ozkaya Matras, a champion of digital transformation in the Middle East.