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As one of the leading criminal law, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, elderly abuse and wrongful death attorneys in the United States today, Sam Adam, Jr. works relentlessly to achieve positive outcomes for clients. His dedication to the law consistently gains him recognition throughout the legal and national communities. Named among the top 1% of trial attorneys in the U.S., Sam Adam, Jr., has served the Illinois and Wisconsin communities for over ten years with acumen and resolve. In addition, he has led several high-profile state and federal cases with over 100 not guilty verdicts.

Awards & Recognitions
  • Recognized in the “Nation’s Top 1% Attorneys” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015).
  • Named #4 in Lawyer’s Magazine’s Illinois Top Ten Lawyers.
  • Awarded National Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
  • Recognized as one of the “Top 40 Game Changers of Chicago” by WVON Chicago (2013).
  • Awarded Chicago Magazine’s “Top Attorneys In Illinois” (2013).
  • Selected as Chicago Defender’s “Who’s Who in Black Chicago” (2012, 2013);
  • Featured in hundreds of magazine and newspapers articles including: “I Am Sam,” Uptown Magazine (December/ January 2010 and 2011);“How Blagojevich’s Attorney Sam Adam Jr. Plans to Get Him Off,” Chicago Magazine (June/2010); “The Son Also Rises,” ABA Journal (Nov/2011).
Recent Press & TV Appearances
  • Lead Attorney for the corruption jury trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (2010) – Hung on 23-24 counts.
  • Lead Attorney in murder trial of Joseph Biedermann (2008) – Not Guilty on all counts using self-defense claim after being charged with stabbing neighbor 61 times.
  • Howard Morgan for four Chicago police officers (2006) – Not Guilty on 3 counts; hung on remaining counts.
  • Lead Attorney in the double murder trial of James Ousley (2003) – Not Guilty on all counts.
  • Derrick Pearson (2014), Luis Viramontes (2014); Bernard Woods (2014). Jakari Glass (2013); Sylvester Gray (2012);
  • Lester Fletcher (2008); Melinda Goodman (2008).
  • Robert Dianovski (2005); Donny McGee (2002); Eric Harris (2005); Armando Rodriguez (2005).
  • Willard Jones (2004).
  • Lead Attorney in attempted first-degree murder trials in which not guilty verdicts were secured: Kenyatta James (aggravated discharge of a firearm – 2015); James Wilson (Double Attempt Murder – 2014); Fred Harvey (Attempt Murder – 2014); Leodeous Clark (Attempt Murder – 2013).
  • Michael Poe (Attempt Murder – 2013); Kevin Brown (Attempt Murder – 2007); Marshall Wilson (attempt Murder – 2004); Rafael Alvarado (attempt murder of a police officer – 2008); Dwayne Eick (Attempt Murder – 2005)
  • Lead Attorney in dozens of drug and weapons possession jury trials.


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