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Zachary J. Adams

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.5474 | F 216.592.5009

Zach Adams represents businesses in litigation matters throughout the United States.

Zach defends companies in cases involving commercial disputes, business torts, and products liability. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including conducting and defending depositions, preparing witnesses and experts for trial, and communicating closely with clients to make sure they feel confident that their story is being heard by the jurors and their goals are achieved.

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

When he’s not 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


  • 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
publications & events

speaking engagements

  • "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)



  • "Twenty in their 20s," Crain's Cleveland Business (2018)
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section, Executive Council
    • 3Rs Program
  • American Cancer Society (Cleveland) Young Professionals, Board Member
  • The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club
  • Notre Dame Club of Cleveland
  • Notre Dame Law Association
  • Miami University Alumni Association, Cleveland Chapter
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Rocky River Roundballers Basketball Camp, Coach
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights Youth Boys Soccer, Coach
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