Adam Smith
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EMAIL acsmith@mcdonaldhopkins.com

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Adam is a member in the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including areas such as commercial and business litigation, public utility and energy law, data privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, and labor and employment. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Adam served as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Dick Ambrose of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. While in law school, Adam was on the Board of Governors for the Moot Court Team and a research editor for the Journal of Law and Health. Before law school, Adam worked as an operations analyst in the supply chain management group at American Greetings.

Adam is an author of the Data Privacy Solutions blog that provides critical strategies to help businesses minimize the risk of a data breach and prepare for a data breach emergency.

Adam earned his J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in 2011. He received a B.S. from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University in 2007.  


Admissions - Court

  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Admissions - State

  • Florida
  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

Professional Membership

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (2008-present)        
  • Ohio Bar Association (2008-present)
  • 3R’s Program (2011-present)
  • The William K. Thomas American Inn of Court (present)

Blog Posts