Peiffer Rosca Wolf

Speaker Bio

Adam Wolf is a Shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. He litigates constitutional and civil rights claims, represents clients in appeals, and handles complex litigation. Adam has argued in numerous federal and state courts of appeals, in addition to the United States Supreme Court.

Adam graduated, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a graduate, also cum laude, of Amherst College. At Michigan, Adam was the Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, a member of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and a recipient of the Dores McCree Award. Following law school, Adam had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and The Honorable Robert J. Timlin, on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

An established appellate and civil rights litigator, Adam has been quoted in hundreds of domestic and international newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, National Public Radio, and the BBC.

Adam lectures around the country regarding constitutional law, civil rights, and the Supreme Court. He has been honored to have received various awards and accolades, including California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and the Mary Beth Tinker Award.


Anti-Anarchy and Anti-Syndicalism Statutes in American Law, in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

Fundamentally Flawed: Tradition and Fundamental Rights, 57 U. Miami L. Rev. 101 (2003)

Note: What Money Cannot Buy: A Legislative Response to CRACK, 33 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 173 (2000)

Note: The Adversity of Race and Place: Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence in Illinois v. Wardlow, 5 Mich. J. Race & L. 711 (2000)