Adam has extensive experience in advising clients in estate planning and business planning as well as representing clients in conservatorships and other probate matters. Adam has focused his practice on business planning and estate planning services in order to help everyone from young parents, to small business owners, to retirees and empty nesters.
Adam was raised in Ventura County, and currently lives with his wife and children in the area. He is currently an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University, teaching business law and ethics in the MBA program.
Adam received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a Minor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies graduating Cum Laude from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He received his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. While in law school, Adam served as the Treasurer for the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Student Chapter. Also, during law school, Adam clerked for a boutique law firm in Orange County and worked as a student editor, author, and co-author for the OC Lawyer Magazine, where he published various articles.
Adam is admitted to practice before the following courts:
- United States District Court, Central District of California
- District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)
Adam is an active member and volunteer in his community and frequently participates in service opportunities through the local bar associations and his church. He is also a volunteer attorney for the Public Law Center (PLC) in Santa Ana, California and regularly provides pro bono services for low-income individuals seeking legal assistance through the PLC.
Adam enjoys spending time with his family, visiting California historical sites, playing and watching sports, and reading. He is fluent in reading, writing, and speaking Portuguese.
Chapman University School of Law, Orange, CA Juris Doctor, May 2012
Utah State University, Logan, UT Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Portuguese, Cum Laude, May 2009
Estate Planning (trusts), Probate, Trust Administration, Business Advising, Business Formation, and Legal Ethics.
Orange County Bar Magazine - Rewards and Challenges: My Law School Experience (September 2010)
Orange County Bar Magazine - My Externship Adventure – The Orange County Lawyer Magazine (November 2011).