About

Adrienne

Education / Work

Adrienne Page Hobbs was born in Piedmont Hospital in 1972 and has lived most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending Holy Innocent's Episcopal School from the age of 3 to the age of 14, Adrienne attended and gradutated from Riverwood High School in Sandy Springs, Georgia. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) from Georgia State University College of Law in 2000, after attending the University of Florida from 1990 to 1992; and graduating from the University of Georgia in 1994 with a bachelor of arts degree.

After graduating from college and prior to attending law school, Adrienne volunteered at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society for William J. Brennan, Jr., who is the Director of the Home Defense Program, in Decatur, Georgia. Mr. Brennan mentored Adrienne and taught her about abuses perpetuated upon ordinary Americans. In 1996, while working at the Home Defense Program of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Adrienne learned about predatory mortgage lending1 and read the book, "With Justice for None"2, by Gerry Spence, one of Mr. Brennan's heroes.

While at Atlanta Legal Aid Adrienne worked on cases where mortgage brokers preyed upon the elderly and or infirm, by talking them into home improvements that they did not really need, could not afford, were inflated in price; or all three. She also created a map of DeKalb and Fulton Counties, Georgia that showed areas targeted by predatory mortgage lenders and which the Justice Department used in its research. Some mortgage brokers refinance homes for people and "flip"3 loans, which generally increases fees, prepayment penalties, and costs for the homeowner. More often than not, the homeowner can not afford the new payments on the refinanced loan and the bank forecloses homes that people have raised families in, maintained, and lived in for 30 or more years, while the mortgage broker and lenders make lots of fees.

Immediately after law school, Adrienne clerked for Anne Workman, a Superior Court Judge in DeKalb County, who retired in December 2008. After completing a two-year judicial clerkship, Adrienne entered private practice. She exclusively represent plaintiffs, ordinary people are harmed by others. Adrienne does not represent any insurance companies and she has not ever represented an insurance company.

Adrienne graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College4 in August 2006 and attended a one-week graduate program for the college in July 2007. Adrienne attended a second graduate program for Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in August 2009.

Motivation

Both Mr. Brennan and Mr. Spence inspired Adrienne to become a trial lawyer so that she can fight to protect the rights of ordinary, injured, downtrodden, and oppressed Americans against powerful insurance companies, who wield an unfair advantage of financial resources and sophistication. Adrienne cares about all people, especially people who do not have the sophistication or resources to fight for themselves. Adrienne is specifically attracted to practicing medical malpractice, in spite of its many challenges, because her mother lost her 20-year old sister, Marsha Bacon, to eggregious negligence on the part of a primary care physician, a general practicioner . He failed to diagnose a common infection for more than one-year and the infection invaded Marsha's body and caused a brain aneurysm that ruptured and caused her death.

Fighting insurance defense lawyers and their insurance company clients to obtain justice for clients is not just a job. It is a duty that Adrienne takes seriously as someone who is trained and able to take on such a fight. Helping people obtain justice motivates and inspires Adrienne. She believes that attorneys serve as both advocates and counselors for their clients. They have power through knowledge of the law and their ability to communicate effectively to change conditions and provide a balance of power in our society.

Personal

 

Adrienne has served as a mentor and tutor to a young child for many years. She also served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Georgia for six years. Adrienne is active in politics at both the local and national level. She has lobbied lesgislators in both Georgia and Washington D.C. to preserve civil justice for her clients, members of the community, and her family.

Adrienne attends Holy Innocent's Episcopal Church. Adrienne loves to spend time with her family and pets, read, play tennis, water ski, snow ski, play kickball, and photography.

Memberships in Organizations

 

  1. http://www.responsiblelending.org/issues/mortgage/sevensigns.html
  2. http://www.gerryspence.com/justicefor.html
  3. http://www.mortgagenewsdaily.com/mortgage_fraud/Predatory_Lending.asp
  4. http://www.triallawyerscollege.com
  5. General practicioners only train for one-year after completing medical school, whereas, internal medicine doctors and family practice doctors must complete a 3-year residency program to become board certified in a respective specialty.