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Biography

Adam focuses his practice on defense of catastrophic losses and complex tort litigation, including product liability, fire & explosion litigation, construction litigation, invasion of privacy, and data security litigation.  Adam has been admitted on examination to practice in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.   His jury trial experience includes wrongful death, commercial trucking, and commercial foodborne illness cases.  Adam also has experience successfully defending class action litigation. Adam has been recognized by his peers in the Indiana State Bar Association as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.  A frequent presenter on issues in cyber liability and data security litigation, Adam was invited by the Indiana Office of Technology to join the Indiana Governor’s Executive Council on Cybersecurity, where he currently serves as an Advisory Member.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Served as defense trial counsel for landholding company in wrongful death jury trial.

Served as defense trial counsel for national restauranteur in alleged foodborne illness jury trial.

Served as defense trial counsel for waste management company in two jury trials involving collisions with commercial vehicles.

Denial of summary judgment reversed on appeal in published opinion in wrongful death case arising from exposure to brain-eating amoeba.

Successfully secured pre-suit release with waiver of subrogation of managed IT services provider in customer’s claim involving ransomware attack.

Education

Law School

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2014

Undergraduate School

Indiana University, B.A., Communication & Culture, 2011

 

Bar Membership

Adam is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana, 2014

Kentucky, 2015

Illinois, 2015

Courts

Adam is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Oct. 2014

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Feb. 2016

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Outstanding Young Lawyer Award presented by the Indiana State Bar Association, 2019

Selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Insurance Law, 2021

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

DRI

DTCI

Indianapolis Bar Association, E-Discovery, Information Governance, and Cybersecurity board member

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Advisory Member, Indiana Governor’s Executive Council on Cybersecurity

 

Presentations

Adam was invited to speak at the following events:

Co-Presenter, “Working & Interacting with Experts,”  Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Young Lawyer CLE,  September 24, 2020.

Presenter, “Cyber Risk Management,” Indiana Chamber of Commerce – Indiana HR Conference,  May 7, 2020.

Panelist, “Second Chair: It’s Not Just a Piece of Furniture,” Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Annual Meeting, November 22, 2019.

Co-Presenter, “Privacy, Regulation Compliance, and Privilege in the Digital Era,” American Bar Association Property Insurance Law Committee Spring Conference, May 10, 2019.

Panelist, “Cybersecurity Essentials and the Legal Profession,” Women in eDiscovery Indy, April 17, 2019.

Co-Presenter, “The Roadmap of a Lawsuit: Why Can’t We Be Friends? A Checklist for Filing and Defending a Lawsuit,” Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, February 22, 2019.

Presenter, “Data Security Risk Exposures,” Indiana Paralegal Association, February 13, 2019.

Presenter, “Investigating a Data Security Breach,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, December 6, 2018.

Presenter, “Are You Insured for a Cybersecurity Breach?” University of Southern Indiana Cyber Conference, October 24, 2018.

Co-Presenter, “Fire Spread: How Building Products Can Affect a Fire’s Growth,” Defense Research Institute Fire Science and Litigation Seminar, September 14, 2018.

Co-Presenter, “Data Security: Risk Exposures in the Construction Industry,” Harmonie Group Construction and Transportation Seminar, August 9, 2018.

Presenter, “Cyber Security- Protecting Your Business,” Southwest Indiana Chamber Seminar Series, May 2018.

Major Publications

Adam is the author/contributor of the following publications:

Author, “Comprehensive Data Privacy Laws Coming to a State Near You,” The Indiana Lawyer, June 24, 2020.

Contributor, “Web Exclusive: Cyber Insurance Moving Mainstream,” The Indiana Lawyer, January 8, 2020.

Contributor, “Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Stalls Out in Statehouse,” The Indiana Lawyer, April 4, 2018.

Contributor, “The Ups and Downs of Investing in Bitcoin,” The Indiana Lawyer, January 24, 2018.