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D. Adam Tountas

Grand Rapids

Briana Wallin



Adam is a litigator. The son of an educator, he learned the connection between clarity and persuasion at an early age. He now brings that understanding to bear on behalf of his clients throughout the State of Michigan.

Commercial Litigation

Adam regularly appears before judges and juries in complex business and corporate litigation. He’s successfully litigated contract disputes, violations of fiduciary duty, cases dealing with proprietary information and trade secrets, and claims of fraud and misrepresentation. Adam's clients in this realm have included retailers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, small and mid-market business owners, and large financial institutions.

Employment Litigation

In addition, Adam represents business owners of all sizes in many types of employment litigation. He has successfully defended lawsuits alleging, among other things, wrongful termination, the violation of a noncompete agreement, age discrimination, gender discrimination, and the failure to promote.

Client Service Philosophy

Whether the case is large or small, Adam prides himself on providing personalized service.  His inventive, “outside-the-box” approach makes him a favorite of his clients, and oftentimes allows him to resolve a dispute before significant legal fees are incurred.

Adam’s passion for advocacy has also motivated him to take a leadership role in our community.  He serves on several boards and committees, and volunteers his time on behalf of organizations that provide mentorship for underprivileged youth, including Upward Bound, a program that creates opportunities for low-income and potential first generation college students.

Previous Experience


  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association Managing Partners' Diversity Collaborative
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • American Inns of Court
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Former board member, Jenison Public School Board of Education
  • Member, Ottawa County Reapportionment Committee
  • Member, Ottawa County Officers Compensation Commission
  • Volunteer Mentor, Upward Bound
  • Volunteer, Student Statesmanship Institute


  • Michigan State University, James Madison College (BA, with honors, 2002); Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key International Honor Society  
  • Wayne State University Law School (JD, 2005); Moot Court National Team  


  • State of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011


  • Chairperson for the firm's Litigation Department

  • Listed in “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates

  • Selected as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2015

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" in Michigan Super Lawyers (2013, 2014, 2015) -- Business Litigation

  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, 2016

  • Listed as a "Local Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021) -- Commercial Litigation

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