Adair has spent her life beating the odds and helping others do the same. She grew up in a double-wide trailer in Williston, South Carolina, the daughter of a cabinet maker and a public school teacher who raised her with a deep commitment to her Christian faith and family.
Adair worked hard, graduated as valedictorian of Williston-Elko High School, received a full scholarship to Furman University, and, after teaching high school math in Greenville County Schools, attended Stanford Law School, where she graduated with honors.
Turning down big salaries at corporate law firms, Adair began her legal career at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where she represented the American people by going after corporations and millionaires who cheated on their taxes.
She later worked for U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel and then helped launch a nonprofit law firm that provides affordable legal services to those in the middle—those who don’t qualify for free legal aid but cannot afford the high cost of private attorneys.LEARN MORE