Adam Wolf

Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane

Adam Wolf is a Shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. He handles complex civil lawsuits, litigates constitutional and civil rights claims, and represents clients in appeals. Adam has argued in the United States Supreme Court, in addition to numerous federal and state courts of appeals.

 

Adam started the firm’s embryo-loss practice group. He has litigated and resolved a substantial number of claims by clients who suffered the devastating loss of their embryos and eggs. Adam has represented more than 100 people against their fertility centers.

 

Adam graduated, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a graduate, also cum laude, of Amherst College. At Michigan, Adam was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, a member of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and a recipient of the Dores McCree Award. Following law school, Adam had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and The Honorable Robert J. Timlin, on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

 

A nationally recognized litigator, Adam has been quoted in hundreds of domestic and international newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, National Public Radio, and the BBC.

 

Adam lectures around the country regarding constitutional law, civil rights, and the Supreme Court. He has been honored to have received various awards and accolades, including California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and the Mary Beth Tinker Award.

 

Legal Experience
Wolf Legal, P.C., San Francisco, CA
Founder and Principal

 

Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP & San Francisco, CA
Associate

 

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA
National Legal Department
Staff Attorney

 

UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
Lecturer in Law, Frankel Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy

 

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain & San Francisco, CA
Natural Resources Defense Council
Litigation Fellow

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit & Memphis, TN
Chambers of the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman
Judicial Law Clerk

 

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, TN
Adjunct Professor

 

United States District Court for the Central District of California, Riverside, CA
Chambers of the Honorable Robert J. Timlin
Judicial Law Clerk

 

Awards and Service

 

California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY Award) in 2010

Mary Beth Tinker Award 2009

SSDP Advisory Board 2006-2010

Friends Outside Board of Directors 2006-2008

 

Publications

 

Anti-Anarchy and Anti-Syndicalism Statutes in American Law, in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

Fundamentally Flawed: Tradition and Fundamental Rights, 57 U. Miami L. Rev. 101 (2003)

Note: What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response to CRACK, 33 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 173 (2000)

Note: The Adversity of Race and Place: Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence in Illinois v. Wardlow, 5 Mich. J. Race & L. 711 (2000)

 

Bar Membership

 

Licensed by the State Bar of California

 

Federal court admissions

 

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California

awolf@pwcklegal.com
T: 415-766-3545
San Francisco, CA
T: 415-766-3545
Los Angeles, CA

Education

University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor, cum laude
Amherst College
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

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