Adam focuses his practice in the areas of general liability defense, insurance coverage and products liability matters. He has significant experience defending and evaluating cases in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois, including St. Clair County and Madison County.
Previously, Adam worked as a senior associate in a midsized defense in Illinois where he defended businesses and insurers in a broad scope of matters. Adam’s focus included general liability, construction, premises liability, dramshop and first-party coverage claims. Adam also has experience defending lenders and investors in commercial litigation and real estate and title claims, as well as wrongful foreclosure and consumer fraud/merchandising practices act suits.
During law school Adam served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jeffrey B. Ford in Champaign County, Illinois and volunteered in the US Attorney’s Office in Urbana, Illinois under now US District Judge Colin Bruce. Adam was an inaugural member of the University of Illinois’ Community Preservation Clinic, which has been recognized with more than $1 million in grants for developing forwarding-thinking foreclosure mediation programs across central Illinois.
- Won dismissal of claims against title company in a Missouri state lawsuit alleging that title company breached fiduciary duty to seller of commercial property by failing to prepare promissory note and deed of trust for take-back financing
- Argued appeal resulting in opinion holding that trial court’s judgment distributing funds from condemnation award, which failed to recognize priority of mortgagee’s lien, did not comply with Missouri condemnation statute and thus was not a final judgment, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Auth. of City of St. Louis v. Reverse Mortgage Sols., Inc., S.W.3d (Mo. App. E.D. 2017), 2017 WL 3708931
- Prevailed on Daubert motion in Illinois federal case to exclude treating physician’s testimony purporting to link cause of plaintiff’s Crohn’s flare-up to minor burn injury resulting from restaurant server spilling hot water
- Prepared successful motion to reconsider in St. Clair County, Illinois case based on alleged spoliation of evidence, which resulted in trial judge reversing an order imposing sanctions that would have barred defendant from disputing liability or introducing evidence of plaintiff’s intoxication