Adam Wiers is a litigator who has acted as lead counsel defending clients around the country in large class action litigation, primarily cases brought under various federal regulatory statutes, product liability actions, or data privacy.
In particular, Adam acts as lead counsel for Experian in class actions filed throughout the United States. His record of success is high, prevailing on numerous dispositive motions over the last few years. He also has success on the appellate level, recently prevailing on cases he argued in front of the Seventh (Crabtree v. Experian and Childress v. Experian) and Ninth (Shaw v. Experian) Circuits, with each publishing important precedential orders. Adam's work in this area includes a focus on data privacy and so-called "no injury" classes applying the Supreme Court's recent decision in Spokeo.
Adam has acted as lead defense counsel in scores of product liability cases brought against manufacturing clients, including currently acting as counsel for R.J. Reynolds in numerous cases brought in Massachusetts and in representing an appliance manufacturer. Adam has deposed countless named plaintiffs and numerous experts in product liability actions, including damages, causation, and design experts.
Adam dedicates significant time to pro bono work. One of his asylum victories was featured on the front page of the Chicago Sun-Times and on CBS's "Nightly News." Adam also recently acted as lead trial lawyer representing a religious school on a pro bono basis in a multiweek trial involving various constitutional and religious discrimination claims related to zoning decisions made by a suburban city.
- June 2, 2016
Spokeo and the Future of Class Litigation
- April 28, 2015
Recent Developments in Data Privacy and FCRA Litigation, 20th Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute Seminar
- June 12, 2014
Trends in Privacy and Security Risks: What You Need to Know Now, JD MCLE Academy
- University of Michigan (J.D. 2002); Calvin College (B.A. 1999)
- Illinois; Massachusetts; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois (Trial Bar), Western District of Michigan, and District of Colorado
"Illinois Rising Star" (a select group of attorneys under 40 chosen by Illinois Super Lawyers) by Law & Politics magazine (2011-2017)
Named as one of 30 "Future Stars" of Chicago litigation by Benchmark Litigation in its "Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys"