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Mr. Thurston is a private pilot and aviation enthusiast, who has represented a number of aviation industry clients in actions ranging from products liability to intellectual property litigation.  His other interests include political philosophy and current events, camping, hicking, target shooting, and riding motorcycles.  He has also been an avid skydiver and scuba diver, though those pursuits have been put on hold since having children. 


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    24 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 40%
    24 years
  3. Entertainment: 5%
  4. Environmental: 5%


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  • Heather Suzanne Orr

    Adam is the most effective legal writer I have worked with to date. Adam approaches the practice of law with passion and excitement rare to this industry and does an excellent job balancing his clients' business interests with their litigation needs. If I ever found myself in the position of requiring legal representation, Adam would be my first choice.


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Contact info

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

1800 Century Park E Ste 1500
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna cum laudeBoston University1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDrinker Biddle & Reath2010 - Present
PartnerEisenberg Raizman Thurston & Wong LLP2006 - 2010
PartnerBryan Cave LLP1992 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationIntellectual Property and Entertainment Sections2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationIntellectual Property and Litigation Sections1992 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees; Chair of Entertainment Section2007 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Andrew P. Johnson v. Metropolitan News CompanyAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Hollywood ReporterHulk Hogan on Gawker Sex-Tape Trial: "I'll See This Through to the End"2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Boston UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentation to the California Public Employees' Retirement SystemThe California Public Records Act2015
Presentation to Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate CounselWhat Happens at Work Stays at Work: The California Employer’s Approach To A National Program for Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Protection2014
First Amendment Defense in Trademark ActionsTrademark law2007