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Adam Lang Van Grack

also known as Adam Van Grack, Adam L. Van Grack

About me

Adam Van Grack has had incredible success assisting individuals, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits on a broad range of legal problems in trial courts and appeals courts.  Specifically, Adam has extensive experience in civil litigation, general litigation, corporate law, real estate law, nonprofit law, outdoor recreation law, and legal ethics at both the trial and appellate levels.  As a native Washingtonian who attended Richard Montgomery High School, Adam regularly counsels numerous Montgomery County and DC area businesses on various corporate and legal matters on an ongoing basis.  

Adam’s litigation and appeals practice addresses a broad range of civil litigation issues, including contract disputes, financial disputes, real estate matters, environmental law, technology disputes, securities fraud, bankruptcy matters, liability problems, toxic torts, and outdoor recreation matters.  Adam regularly and effectively negotiates settlements of these same types of civil disputes.  

Adam also has an extensive expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility.  Adam has served as an expert witness on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility in the Circuit Court of Maryland, and he currently serves on the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee.  Adam was also appointed by the Governor of Maryland to a commission to provide advice regarding juvenile justice issues.  If you have a problem related to legal ethics or legal malpractice, Adam can help.

Adam is also active in the paddling and outdoor recreation community, and one of his passions is providing legal services to outdoor/sporting entities and champion athletes.  Adam has spent the last few decades on the executive boards of multiple organizations that focus on outdoor recreation, paddling, and environmental conservation.  Adam regularly counsels clients on outdoor sports and recreation issues, such as contracts, waivers, permits, liability, and property concerns. 

Adam has also been appointed a Professor with a title of Senior Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis teaching real estate, natural resources, and environmental law. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter Charles Biberstein

    Mr. Van Grack is passionate about helping his clients and he is great in the court room. I endorse this lawyer.


    Peter Biberstein Personal Injury Attorney
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  • David Scott Porter

    Adam is a great litigator who is knowledgeable and passionate about the law. I endorse this attorney.


    David Porter Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Longman & Van Grack, LLC

10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD, 20817


DCActive 200305/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Havens Leadership AwardUSACK2015
Victor H. Farwell AwardCSAS2008
Chief Judge Award, MWCMWA2006
PC, Bethesda DistrictMCDCC2005
Judge Samuel Breckenridge AwardWashington University School of Law2002
Excellence in Environmental LawCALI2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLongman & Van Grack LLC2014 - Present
ProfessorWashington University In St. Louis2013 - Present
AssociateMcMillan Metro, PC2011 - 2014
AssociateShulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, PA2009 - 2011
AssociateCaplin & Drysdale Chartered2005 - 2009
AssociateSteptoe & Johnson, LLP2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rockville Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Montgomery County Bar Association, Legal Ethics CommitteeBoard Member2014 - Present
Waterkeepers ChesapeakeBoard Member2013 - Present
Canoe Cruisers AssociationExecutive Committee2008 - Present
U.S. Olympic Center of ExcellencePresident2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources SectionMember2002 - Present
Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory CouncilBoard Member1991 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
LaPointe v. STPISettlement
In re W.R. GraceSettlement
Burtoff v. CochranSummary Judgment and Appellate Victory
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Washington University in St. LouisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chamber Business Morning SeminarsContracts for Business 1012015
MM Attorney MeetingSocial Media and the Law2014
GOPR MeetingOutdoor Recreation Legal Issues2014
Environmental Law and PolicyIntroduction into Environmental Law2013
Educational SeminarNEPA Today2013
IWWHOF Induction CeremonyCurrent Status of Legal Issues2010