Overview

Adam Pabarcus is a litigator with trial experience. He represents clients in state and federal courts across the country on complex business matters, including breach of contract, supply chain disputes, the Uniform Commercial Code, trade secrets, and other business torts. Adam has also developed an expertise in trust litigation, representing individuals, foundations and corporate trustees.

Business Litigation

On litigation and trial teams, Adam has represented clients on claims related to:
  • Breach of contract
  • Usurpation of a business opportunity
  • Tortious interference with a contract
  • Consumer product recalls
  • Trade secrets
  • Repurchase of home mortgage loans

Trust Litigation

Adam’s experience includes:
  • Bringing an action on behalf of beneficiaries to remove the trustee for breach of fiduciary duties
  • Defending the validity of a will against attacks that it was the product of insane delusions
  • Representing corporate trustees during review hearings

Supply Chain Litigation

Adam practiced in Michigan for three years at Brooks Wilkins Sharkey & Turco, a business litigation boutique. While there, he gained substantial experience within the automotive supply chain industry.

Personal Interests

Adam enjoys running, playing squash, the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, Notre Dame football, and spending time with his wife.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Michigan
Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Clerkships

Minnesota Court of Appeals, Hon. Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, 2011-2012

Education

William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review, (executive editor) (2011)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. magna cum laude (2007)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • First-chaired a jury trial in federal court on behalf of a Michigan prisoner on his 1983 civil rights claim
  • Assist clients seeking asylum with their application, interview with the asylum officer and hearing before the Immigration Court

Professional Associations

  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association — Eastern District of Michigan Chapter; Pro Bono Prisoner’s Rights Program, 2015-16

Civic Activities

  • Notre Dame Club of Michigan, 2014-17
  • Mercy High School Mock Trial — Coach, 2015 and 2016
  • Mounds Park Academy Alumni Association — Board of Directors, 2007-13 (Chair, 2012-13)
  • Mounds Park Academy — Board of Trustees, 2012-13; Head of School Search Committee, 2012-13

Honors

  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-18
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
  • William Mitchell Alumni Association — Distinguished Service Award
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