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Adam J McNeile

Consumer protection Attorney at Tiburon, CA

5.0   7 reviews

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About Adam

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Adam McNeile is a managing partner at the law firm of Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, LLP. Adam has experience litigating a wide variety of consumer protection actions, representing hundreds of individual consumers in their fight for justice against large corporations. His practice focuses on automotive issues, including the lemon law, auto fraud, illegal post-repossession practices, deceptive motorcycle finance schemes, elder abuse, and civil rights violations.

Adam has been appointed lead counsel in dozens of class actions in both state and federal court. Adam has been class counsel in cases that have wiped out hundreds of millions of dollars in debt for California consumers. Adam also has broad experience litigating cases in arbitration, including trying cases in arbitral fora.

Prior to joining Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, Adam was an associate attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, where he focused on bankruptcy litigation.

Adam is a member of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA).

Adam is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of California.

Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, LLP
1120 Mar West St., Suite C-2
Tiburon, CA, 94920


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Posted by Dee R. | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing man who helped the little guy win!
To keep the story short I will focus on the main points of my buying experience. In 2019, I purchased what I thought was my dream car which slowly turned into a nightmare. I figured it was time to look for a sporty sedan that would be fun to drive for years to come. After looking for a few weeks I found a 2016 BMW M3 posted online from a dealership located in Southern California. An email inquiry was sent to the dealership asking about the car and it's history. A short time later a salesman contacted me regarding the price and the advised me tge car was still available for purchase. After a few emails and text messages the sales person sent me a full video of the car explaining how the car was in perfect condition and had been Certified by the dealerships. "Certified meaning it has going through BMW's rigours and thorough inspection". We set up a date and I drove down to purchase the car. This is where the nighmare began!!! I made the 4hour drive back to Northern California and suprised my wife with my new car. A short time had passed owning the car when the BMW performance muffler developed a crack along the exhause welds. Since the car was still under manufactures warranty, I decided to drive it to the nearest dealership to get replaced. A few hours had passed and it was time to pick up the car. Upon pickup the service manager advised me that the car was in an accident!!!!! He advised me entire rear panel of the car had been replaced! My heart dropped into my stomache. How could this have happened. I was told the car was inspected, cerifited and was not in any accident! On my way home I called the dealership for weeks with no luck. I left messages for the salesrep and the finance manager. No one returned any of my phone calls. I felt defeated and didn't know what to do. Here I am at a crosssroad and didn't know what to do. Here I have the car that was sitting in my garage which had been in an accident and not knowing the extent of the damange. The dealership ghoasted me and I was unable to get ahold of anyone who helped with my car purchase. So, I decided just to trade the car in for something else. I found another vehicle at another BMW dealership the next town over. So, I walked in met a sales rep and went through the purchase process. A short time later the Finance Manger and the Salerep came over with a Carfax report. The report said the car was in a major accident and they advised me that they could not take my car as trade. I stated this is can't be true. I saw the carfax report in the finance managers office and it stated the car had a clean report. ( Later found out the dealership switched the copies with another clean vehicle and did not provide me with a car fax report). I explained to the finance manager what should I do. He advised me to file a claim with BMW USA and Contact a lawyer. This was such a strange thing to hear from a dealership. So, I immediately called BMW USA and filed a claim and now it was time to find an attorney. I emailed several Attorneys explaining what happened and then once contacted me and said they would help as they delt with these cases before. Thank God for Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg. Adam McNeile contacted me and we went over my situation and he was shocked at what happened. The dealership forged my signature on documents, swindled me out of almost 1 thousand dollars for an interior fabric warranty and also not providiing me with a copy of the car fax report that I signed which was suppose to be a clearn carfax and Certified Pre Own Checklist. After a year of fighting the BMW Dealership and many of their incompetence lawyers. Kemnitzer, Barron & Kriegeys fought for me, guided me every step of the way to win my case. I can't express how grateful I am to have found Adam and his lawfirm. Words can't express my gratitude for their help in getting my case resolved as fast as possible. I would give them 1000 stars if I could.
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Posted by Stepan | June 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don’t look any further!
Very punctual, man of his word, flawless communication, takes time to explain every detail. That is the type of defense you need on your side. Thank you Mr. McNeile.
Posted by J | April 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lemon law attorney
Adam met with us to evaluate our case, and review our documents and documentation. From there he shepareded us through the process of making a successful lemon law claim. The whole process went smoothly, and Adam and his team kept us up to date on the latest developments, gave us great advice regarding counteroffers and next steps, and made sure that even with COVID-19 slowing things down on the manufacturer's end that we were able to get to our successful resolution in a timeframe that worked for us. The manufacturer fought the buyback, but ultimately settled for a remarkably large sum, and we were beyond satisfied.
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Posted by Michael | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Adam took on my lemon car case and helped me to win against an extremely difficult manufacturer that tried to force me to stick with an expensive and lengthy lease despite my vehicle having a recurrent problem that could not be accurately identified and resolved. Adam is very well informed, and guided me me through the entire process and explains the relevant laws that applied to my situation. I would recommend Adam to anyone that needs a good attorney.
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Posted by Mark | January 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top consumer protection lawyer
Adam McNeile took on my case at Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg. At all times, he was highly professional, organized and responded quickly and accurately to my questions and concerns. His command of the legal issues was impressive, and proved to be valuable many times. When we went to mediation, he made it go as smoothly for me as could be possible. I can't stress enough how much time and energy Adam and his firm saved me.
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Posted by Carlton | November 29, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lemon Law Ace
I highly recommend this firm to assist with your Lemon law case. I got a very realistic assessment of my case from them and advice on how to proceed. I contacted Ford directly per Adam's instructions and Ford approved my repurchase agreement without argument. I believe it speaks to their integrity to have me proceed without their filing the complaint up front. They could have easily filed first for their profit. If Ford had refused, they would have filed and I am confident it would have been a positive outcome for me.
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Posted by Gabriel | November 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gabriel... I would highly recommend Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg. Adam McNeile who was the lead attorney on my case was a true God-Send. He was extremely sharp and always well prepared to handle any bumps in the road when it came to my case. Every time I had a question he was quick to respond to me in a timely manner either by phone call or email. If you are stuck with a LEMON, call this law firm NOW!!!!! TRUST ME YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!!!
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • 2011 - 2015


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Training
  • The Rees-Levering Automobile Sales Finance Act
  • 2020
  • MCLE Program
  • Automotive Repossession Litigation
  • 2019
  • MCLE Program; Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Basics of Negotiation
  • 2015
  • MCLE Program; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • The 1111(b) Election in Bankruptcy
  • 2014
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Tiburon Consumer protection Lawyer Adam J McNeile
Adam J McNeile
Consumer protection Attorney
Tiburon, CA
Licensed for 11 years
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