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Adam Bradford Smestad

Litigation Attorney at Glenview, IL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Adam

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Adam Smestad has displayed a passion for fighting for the rights of those who have been injured, wronged, and oppressed since a very early age. His dedication to preserve the rights of his friends, family, and clients have driven him to a career as a litigator and advocate.




Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Iowa in 2005. He received his Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University in December of 2009. While at DePaul, he was a member of the Dean’s List and a Teaching Assistant for the DePaul College of Law Legal Writing Department. Adam also studied law in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Madrid, Spain through DePaul University College of Law. He was also a founding member of the DePaul Law Constitutional Society student branch and served as Vice President of Membership. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010.




Since becoming admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2010, Adam has achieved a wide variety of civil litigation experience. He worked as a foreclosure defense attorney for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, where he represented clients who were in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. Adam has also volunteered as a mock trial competition coach for Chicago Public Schools, where he coached high school students on litigation strategies and trial practice.




Prior to forming Eckert & Smestad, LLC, Adam worked as a personal injury litigation attorney for a high-volume Chicago-area law firm, where he worked to obtain valuable settlements and verdicts for hundreds of injured clients. As an attorney, he argued on behalf of his clients in court, in arbitrations, in negotiations, and in trial before judges and juries, and helped obtain millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for his clients.



Adam takes great pride in representing his clients’ interest in obtaining compensation for their injuries, and is dedicated to advocate on their behalf until they are fairly compensated. He believes in treating every client with respect and understands the importance of communicating the litigation process to his clients.

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Smestad Law, LLC
2072 Valor Ct
Glenview, IL, 60026


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Posted by Randy | January 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great personal injury attorney
I have consulted with Adam on many occasions and have been very impressed. He truly cares about each client. He is very knowledgeable on the law, and works hard to get the most for this clients. With Adam, you're not going to be passed off to some junior attorney. All of his past clients have said they would recommend him, which is the highest endorsement one can get.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2013
In good hands
Mr. Smestad was recommended to me by a friend and I am extremely happy that I took her advice. He were able to lay out my civil litigation case in a way I could actually understand, which really made me comfortable & feel like I was in good hands. He was always very responsive to any questions I had and was quick to return any phone calls I left. I knew what was going on every step of the way. I felt he was very knowledgeable and professional, yet relatable. He was able to secure an outcome for my case that I was more than happy with. A+ job. I'd definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Penny | June 19, 2013
Professional and Caring Personal Injury Attorney
Adam is very passionate about what he does and is always fighting to obtain the best results for his clients. As a personal injury attorney he has many clients, but he always made sure that I knew my case was important and that he is working for me. He always made sure that I was informed of what was going on in my case and what all my options were. He did a great job of explaining the law in terms that I could understand and provided me with the information I needed to make the best decisions regarding my case. I am very grateful for the services he provided and am very happy with the settlement he was able to negotiate on my behalf. Adam made a stressful situation as easy as possible.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Eckert & Smestad, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of Daniel E Goodman, LLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Arquilla & Fink, Ltd
  • 2008 - 2009


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of Iowa
  • B.B.A.
  • 2005
  • University of Iowa
  • B.A.
  • 2005


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a skilled lawyer who knows his way around the court house. He is very experienced in the Daley Center and knows what arguments work with each judge."
Personal injury
Personal injury