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Zachary J. Adams

Counsel
Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5474 | F 216.592.5009
overview

Zach Adams counsels Fortune 500 companies, employee- and family-owned businesses, privately held companies, and multinational corporations in cases involving commercial disputes, business torts, and products liability.

In his product liability practice, Zach has defended products including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, microchips, consumer goods, automobiles, elevators, escalators, commercial construction equipment, paints and solvents, and electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. He recognizes the importance of working with clients early on to understand how they define “success” in a particular matter. Experienced in all aspects of litigation, Zach quickly identifies case themes and uses them to guide a matter toward resolution – in whatever form that may take.

As an extension of his practice, Zach contributes to “Driverless,” Tucker Ellis’s podcast devoted to analyzing the legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles and other artificial intelligence technologies.

When he’s not working or traveling for clients, Zach resides in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. He enjoys staying active by coaching elementary school students in basketball and soccer. He is a lifelong Cleveland sports fan and an avid fan of his alma mater, Notre Dame.

education & admissions

education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2015); Economic Justice Clinic
  • Miami University (B.A. and B.S., 2012); Senior Service Leadership Award

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2016

federal admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
experience
publications & events

speaking engagements

  • "Leadership Development for Younger Professionals," Luncheon Speaker Series: Leaders, Movers and Shakers, Society for Marketing Professional Services (May 2020)
  • "A Look at the Coming Autonomous Revolution," Case Western Reserve University School of Law (October 2018)
  • "A Look at the Future of Autonomous Vehicle Litigation," Ohio State Bar Association WebCast (July 2018)

publications

media

honors
  • Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2022)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2020, 2021)
  • "Twenty in their 20s," Crain's Cleveland Business (2018)
affiliations
in the community
  • Engage! Cleveland Leadership Council
  • American Cancer Society (Cleveland) Young Professionals, Former Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section, Former Executive Council Member
    • 3Rs Program
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Notre Dame Law Association
  • Rocky River Roundballers Basketball Camp, Coach
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights Youth Boys Soccer, Coach
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