Adam Adkin

Areas of Emphasis

  • Litigation and Appellate Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law

Professional Experience

Adam is an associate working in the litigation and business departments of Karnopp Petersen. He works closely with business owners in structuring transactions, resolving disputes, and complying with state and federal regulations. Adam also represents both employers and employees in employment related disputes, which has provided him with a solid foundation for assessing the risks in such disputes and developing a strategy for resolving them.

Adam joined Karnopp Petersen in 2013 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rex Armstrong and the Honorable James Egan of the Oregon Court of Appeals. While in law  school, he served as a judicial extern for the Oregon Tax Court, worked as a law clerk for the Community Development Law Center, and interned for the Technology and Intellectual Property Group of Stoel Rives, LLP. Adam received an award for excellence in legal writing, was elected as the Executive Editor of the Lewis and Clark Law Review, and graduated in the top of his class.

Professional and Community Activities

Adam is a member of the Bend Oregon Chamber of Commerce Events Council and the Deschutes County Bar Association.

Personal Interests

Adam is an outdoor enthusiast who spends his free time hiking, snowshoeing, and running the trails of Central Oregon. He enjoys gardening and cooking, and appreciates the products of the Pacific Northwest’s craft beer industry.

Education and Awards

Lewis and Clark Law School, 2011

  • J.D.
  • Summa cum laude

Tulane University, 2007

  • B.A., Latin American Studies and International Development
  • Magna cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Oregon
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
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