Adam Brown

Associate Trial Attorney



• Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2015 to present)
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (2014 to present)


• State of Ohio, November 2014
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, October 2016


Adam Brown

Associate Trial Attorney

216.696.0900 |

A graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Adam joined our firm in August 2014 immediately after taking the July 2014 Ohio Bar Examination. A native Clevelander, Adam’s passion has always been criminal defense and was thrilled when given the opportunity to return home to practice law alongside the knowledgeable and experienced lawyers at our firm.

Adam concentrates his practice on criminal trials, appeals, civil litigation, as well as individuals and entities that are under investigation by a government or regulatory agency. Adam has defended companies and individuals in criminal and civil actions, as well as licensure actions before the Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and most recently, the State Medical Board of Ohio and the State Pharmacy Board of Ohio.

In the criminal law arena, Adam has experience handling a wide variety of cases throughout the State of Ohio including, but not limited to, aggravated murder, rape, sexual battery, felony and misdemeanor drug crimes, firearms offenses, escape, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, expungements, and many more.

Inside and outside of the courtroom, Adam’s passion is to see that his clients receive every benefit of a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to counsel. He has represented and continues to represent, all of his clients with equal zeal regardless of the criminal or civil allegations against them.

When he is not in the office or the courthouse, Adam enjoys running, golfing, boxing, playing the drums, trying new restaurants and attending concerts. Living in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Adam not only experiences Cleveland’s resurging social scene but also, Adam is always close to the office and courthouse in the event of a client emergency.


• 2014 to Present: Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A.: Associate Trial Attorney. Responsibilities include criminal and civil litigation in municipal and state courts, appellate representation, and professional disciplinary and licensure defense.

• January 2014 to May 2014: Judicial Extern for Honorable James L. Graham, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Responsibilities included research and analysis of all issues before the Court in various areas of the law, including issues related the Federal Arbitration Act, Title VII, ADEA, and 42 U.S.C. §1983. Drafted federal judicial opinions based on the research and analysis.

• May 2013 to December 2013: Legal Extern, Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio. Responsibilities included research and writing on various legal issues, drafting and filing motions and memoranda, analysis and organization of discovery materials, and initial client intake and interviews.

• Summer 2012: Law Clerk, The Scott Law Firm, Columbus, Ohio. Responsibilities included drafting, filing and serving motions, memoranda and subpoenas, research and writing on various legal issues, discovery analysis, review and organization, and client intake and interviews.


• 2012-2014 The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
• Juris Doctor awarded May 9, 2014
• Honors: Public Service Fellow with the Dean’s Highest Honors


• Associate Editor, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
• 2011-2012 Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio


• CALI Awards for Excellence in Criminal Law & Products Liability
• Deans Excellence Award
• 2007-2011 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
• Bachelor of Science in Communication awarded Cum Laude (June, 2011)

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