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.

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  • 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
  • All Washington state courts
  • All California state and federal courts
  • All Illinois state and federal courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits
  • Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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