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A native of northeast Ohio, Adam worked two and three jobs at a time to put himself through the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.  As an Ohio attorney, he has brought that same work ethic and dedication to the practice of law. 


A former prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General, Adam has spent almost a decade working in state and federal courts around Ohio.  Since entering private practice, Adam has represented individuals and small businesses with various legal needs in courts from Columbus to Cleveland, and has successfully represented clients in urban, suburban, and rural courtrooms.


A resident of Akron's historic Firestone Park neighborhood, Adam is engaged and lives with his six year old golden retriever, Bexley. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%



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Burdon and Merlitti

137 South Main Street, Suite 201
The Delaware Building
Akron, OH, 44308-1416


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawBurdon and Merlitti2010 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralOhio Attorney General's Office2007 - 2010
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneySummit County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2007
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyMontgomery County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Akron Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Dayton Bar Association, Criminal Law and Its Enforcement CommitteeChair2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. WeemsNot Guilty
State v. LeasonConvicted of lesser offenses
Phillips v. Bradshaw, 607 F.3d 199 (6th Cir. 2010)Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dayton Bar Association Bar BriefsThe Right to Bear (and Now Conceal) Arms: Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Law2004
2000 Guide to the Green ScenePublic Participation in Pollution Permitting – Title V2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Allegheny CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SANE / DOVE Nurse TrainingTestifying in Court2007
Drugs, Sex and Rock 'n RollCriminal Law Update2004