Adam Joines is well-versed in civil litigation matters affecting commercial businesses in northern Ohio and beyond. He has experience in many aspects of the litigation process, including pleading, discovery, motion practice, and subpoena responses. Adam also assists clients in other adversarial proceedings, including commercial arbitrations, government subpoena responses, and internal investigations. He has experience in the financial field and has advised clients on trading laws and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and financial exchanges.
Adam gives back to the community through an active pro bono practice. In 2017 he successfully petitioned the United States government to grant asylum to a woman who fled political persecution in Venezuela, and in 2019 he obtained derivative asylum for her 10-year-old son. In law school, Adam served as a provisional attorney in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois where he was lead counsel on several Section 1983 civil rights cases, including one trial taken to jury verdict.
- University of Illinois (J.D. summa cum laude 2013; Order of the Coif; Rickert Awards for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Advocacy; Moot Court National Team); University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. in Finance and Economics summa cum laude 2010; Dean's Award [highest award in the Mendoza College of Business])
- Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- "Rising Star" in business litigation, Ohio Super Lawyers (2019 and 2020)
- Extern to the Honorable David G. Bernthal, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois (Summer 2011)