Adam Kiel

Adam has been an Oregon lawyer since 2009, initially focusing on bankruptcy and consumer rights.  He joined the firm in 2015, taking on a wide range of duties including research, writing, trial preparation and settlement negotiations.  He plays an active role in the firm’s motions practice, and has argued before the federal court in Portland and multiple state circuit courts.

Adam Kiel

personal highlights

Adam graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School.  There, he served as a student attorney through the Economic Justice Institute, defending fellow students from heavy-handed John Doe lawsuits filed by the Recording Industry Association of America for alleged copyright infringements.  Adam’s legal experience includes work at New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation during the summer after Hurricane Katrina, where he helped survivors navigate Louisiana’s arcane probate system, and advocating for the rights of the city’s homeless.

Areas of Strength

  • Managing a case from beginning to end
  • Narrowing large volumes of evidence down to the facts that matter most
  • Helping clients understand what the law means to them, and to their case
  • Legal research & writing

Personal highlights

  • Before law school, Adam worked as an archaeologist, an experience that took him to every corner of the United States.  He likes the northwest corner best.
  • On weekends, Adam tends goal for Phoenix FC, a team in the Greater Portland Soccer District’s venerated “over 30” league.
  • Adam and his wife, Susan, enjoy exploring the Northwest’s many, many trails and beaches with their children.