Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C.

Adam C. Smedstad

Adam C. Smedstad, Partner

Practice Concentration

Mr. Smedstad focuses his practice on litigation of commercial and business disputes


Smedstad is a commercial trial lawyer who has spent most of his career defending motor carriers and property brokers in class actions. Smedstad is licensed to practice law in California, Washington, and Illinois. He has defended challenges to independent contractor classification as well as employee wage and hour claims in some of the nation’s most difficult jurisdictions.  He also has extensive experience defending class actions alleging violations of the Federal Leasing Regulations.

On The Road


  • University of Chicago, B.A.
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. High Honors
    • managing editor of The George Washington Law Review


Bar Admissions
  • Illinois (1992)
  • California (2015)
  • Washington (2018)


Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois


  • Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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