Adam Setzer is a litigation attorney who focuses on defending institutional clients in products liability and mass tort litigations which involve complex scientific and medical issues. He works closely with scientific and medical expert witnesses in the fields of addiction, psychiatry, psychology and brain physiology, from the pre-trial phase through deposition and trial testimony.

Adam also has experience in civil litigation and bankruptcy practice, including drafting pleadings, discovery requests, motions, briefs and settlement agreements; reviewing materials produced in discovery for Fortune 500 clients; researching complex legal issues; and presenting oral arguments in state court.


Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

  • Representing R.J. Reynolds in nearly 200 product liability cases in Florida, including Doris Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds, Cynthia Green v. R.J. Reynolds, John McCoy v. R.J. Reynolds, Elizabeth Smith v. R.J. Reynolds
  • Representing defendants in a third-party insurance defense matter.



Bar admissions

2011, North Carolina


  • J.D., 2011, Wake Forest University School of Law
    • Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review 
    • Executive Council, Moot Court 
    • Co-Chairperson, Stanley Intramural Moot Court Competition
    • Participant, National Appellate Advocacy Competition
    • Honorable Mention, Stanley Intramural Moot Court Competition
    • Cali "Excellence for the Future Award," Trial Advocacy, Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure
  • 2008, The John Marshall Law School
    • Candidate, The John Marshall Law Review
    • CALI "Excellence for the Future Award," Contracts I, Remedies
    • Herzog Scholarship Recipient 
    • Student Bar Association Representative
  • B.A., 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
    • Phi Sigma Alpha