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A strategic and practical litigator, Adam advocates fearlessly for clients in order to solve their most complex problems.

Adam is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. He maintains a broad litigation practice, with experience in matters of public law, commercial litigation, professional negligence, intellectual property and appellate advocacy. Adam has litigated matters before all levels of Court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Adam represents and advises businesses, governments, charities and other organizations in matters of constitutional litigation, judicial reviews and regulatory/advisory matters. He acts for financial institutions, both large and start-up corporations, and pharmaceutical companies in large commercial matters, including cases involving breach of contract, shareholder disputes and the use of confidential information. Adam also devotes a significant amount of his practice to defending the interests of physicians involved in regulatory matters or who are faced with allegations of professional negligence.

Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Adam articled at the Constitutional Law Branch of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, where he gained experience defending the Government of Ontario’s interests in precedent-setting constitutional litigation. As a student, Adam assisted on multiple matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. Adam started his career as an associate at a leading litigation boutique in Toronto.

Adam received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018, where he held executive positions with various student groups, was a Dean’s Fellow for Contract Law, a peer mentor, a Research Assistant to multiple professors, and competed in the Wilson Moot. Adam received his B.A. (Honours) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University in 2015, graduating with High Distinction and the Senate Medal for Academic Achievement.

Outside of the courtroom, Adam is a past Provincial Referee with Ontario Soccer and presently sits on the Board of Directors of Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2745. He is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.