Adam grew up in Northeast Ohio and earned his BA at Duke University, majoring in Public Policy Studies. After stints teaching English in France and math and science in New York City, he attended law school at Tulane University in New Orleans. At Tulane, Adam graduated magna cum laude and earned a certificate in environmental law, while serving as a managing editor for the Tulane Environmental Law Journal. As a student attorney at the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, Adam represented, in a federal district suit, plaintiffs who lived one mile from a landfill that was licensed by Louisiana soon after Hurricane Katrina to receive debris from destroyed homes.
After law school, Adam served as Legal Fellow at Oceana in Washington, DC, working on a variety of ocean conservation issues, including responsible fishing, seafood fraud, and ocean-energy development. He then worked at Sierra Club, contributing to Clean Water Act and RCRA litigation, and also performed work for Friends of the Seat Otter, based out of Monterey. Adam was a litigation associate at a law firm in San Francisco before joining the team at Rogoway Law Group in 2017.
At Rogoway Law Group, Adam uses his expertise in litigation and environmental law to help clients navigate complex local, state, and federal regulatory environmental schemes. Adam’s practice focuses on environmental matters facing California’s cannabis industry, specifically water, land use, and species-related issues.