• J.D., The John Marshall Law School (2003)
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2000)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Trial College (2011)
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Adam Powers

Adam concentrates his practice in property tax rate litigation, complex commercial litigation, business disputes, labor/employment issues, professional liability matters, and construction litigation. Adam has successfully represented Fortune500 companies, individuals, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Having tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, Adam is an experienced litigator that possesses the skills and knowledge to completely analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a case, formulate proactive strategies, anticipate reactions and tactics imposed by opposing counsel, and effectively advance his client’s positions.

Representative examples of cases Adam handled include helping secure a million dollar jury verdict in federal district court against a trucking company, which ultimately settled for more than the verdict and in excess of the available insurance policy. In another case, after Adam appealed a trial court’s ruling in favor of local taxing districts, the appellate court reversed the trial judge and upheld judgments in his clients’ favor. In other matters, after being called to the scene shortly after accidents and fatalities, Adam collected key evidence and developed defenses to prompt expedient and favorable resolutions for his clients.

Adam is actively involved in various professional activities. Adam has made presentations to the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Taxation Committee, acted as a Moot Court Judge for Northwestern and the John Marshall Law Schools, been involved with the Shedd Aquarium’s Auxiliary Board, helped form a Chicago neighborhood association, serves as corporate secretary to a college housing board and was elected as a community representative to the Skinner West Local School Counsel in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

Adam and his wife are happy parents of a young son and daughter.