Adam T. Adcock

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Adam Adcock is a Washington, D.C., litigation attorney focused on contract and real estate disputes, including, but not limited to, force majeure, eminent domain, commercial landlord tenant, contract interpretation issues and investigations.

Mr. Adcock is experienced in performing legal research, drafting motions, memoranda, demand letters and position papers. His recent representative matters include:

  • assisting commercial real estate clients impacted by COVID-19 with dispute resolution and reaching either settlement or successful summary judgment
  • simultaneous termination of development agreements and nearly two dozen general contractor agreements following breach by the general contractor
  • challenging a final agency rule related to the violation of Administrative Procedure Act and the Affordable Care Act
  • assisting with the successful protest of a General Services Administration (GSA) lease award before the Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • assisting commercial lessors appeal tax adjustment disputes regarding leases with the government before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA)
  • assisting a large hospital in avoiding improper class action litigation claims
  • assisting a commercial client with a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Adcock assisted with appealing the exclusion of causation experts under the Daubert standard in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also assisted with a major corporation's successful contest to a debtholder's claim for a declaration of an event of default during a 10-day bench trial.

During law school, Mr. Adcock served as an articles editor for the American University Law Review. Prior to law school, he gained years of experience by assisting attorneys working on complex trial and appellate litigation at a Washington, D.C., law firm.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • James Madison University, Paralegal Certificate
  • James Madison University, B.A., Psychology
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • American University Law Review, Junior Staffer, 2017-2018; Articles Editor, 2018-2019
  • Washington College of Law Student Bar Association Judiciary, Chief Justice, 2017-2019
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Dean's List Scholarship, Washington College of Law
  • Merit Scholarship, Washington College of Law
  • Certificate of Excellence on Legal Research, Citation and Writing Strategies, Washington College of Law
  • Highest Grade Designations in Advanced Legal Analysis and Drafting International Contracts, Washington College of Law


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