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Adam Van Grack

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Bethesda, MD

Longman & Van Grack, LLC
10411 Motor City Drive, Suite 750 #6E
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-291-5027
Fax: 301-291-5028
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate, Business Litigation, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Adam Van Grack is an attorney at Longman & Van Grack, LLC, and he is the head of the firm’s litigation department. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Mr. Van Grack represents clients throughout parts of the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in both Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mr. Van Grack is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In his civil litigation practice, Mr. Van Grack has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at the trial and appellate levels. The types of cases that he has worked on have included contract disputes, business disputes, property matters, fraud, trade secrets, adverse possession, tree disputes sports law, and other civil litigation matters. Mr. Van Grack’s successful track record has not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and selection to the Maryland and Washington DC Editions of Super Lawyers. Mr. Van Grack's legal opinions have been featured in many different national publications, including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York Times, and The Baltimore Sun.

Mr. Van Grack attended Washington University in St. Louis as an undergraduate, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1998. He remained on campus for his legal education at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and he was an editor on what was then called the Washington University Law Quarterly before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002 and being inducted into the Order of the Coif. Mr. Van Grack has had numerous articles published on topics related to his practice areas, and he is currently Chair of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Canoe Slalom Sport.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Appeals, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

About Adam Van Grack

First Admitted: 2002, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.lvglawfirm.com/adam-l-van-grack/

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Honors/Awards

  • CALI Award of Excellence in Evidence, 2000
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Environmental Law, 2001
  • Judge Samuel M. Breckenridge Award, 2001
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation, 2020
  • AVVO Excellent Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2011-2013
  • AVVO Superb Rating Award in Legal Practice, 2014 - 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Excellence in Civil Litigation, 2019
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Civil Litigation, 2020
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Excellence in Civil Litigation, 2020
  • Top Attorney, AVVO, 2020
  • Leadership Award given by the USACK and USOC, Havens Leadership Award, USOC, 2015
  • Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, Washington University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court of the United States, Bar Member, Officer of the Court, 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Governor Appointee, Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Counsel
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals
  • State of Maryland
  • Bar Member, Supreme Court of the United States 
  • Bar Member, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Bar Member, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
  • Bar Member, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Bar Member, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Bar Member, Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Bar Member, DC Court of Appeals
  • Chair, Legal Ethics Committee, Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, 2022
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2022
  • Member, Public Policy Committee, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 2022
  • Member, Public Policy Committee, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2021
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2020
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2019
  • Director, Nonprofit Organizations Committee, American Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2018
  • Director, Nonprofit Organizations Committee, American Bar Association, 2018
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2017
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2016
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2014

Educational Background

  • Washington University, cum laude, B.A., 1998

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 2020 Inductee, 2020
  • U.S. Olympic Trials Qualified (Whitewater Slalom), 2004

Transactions

  • Assisted with Government Sub-Contract Review and Consummation, 2021

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Motion to Dismiss Granted (Defendant), Construction Lawsuit, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 2022
  • Preliminary Injunction Granted (Plaintiff), Property Matter, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 2021
  • Judgment Affirmed (Appellee, Defense Verdict), Maryland Court of Special Appeals., 2021
  • Summary Judgment Granted (Plaintiff), Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, 2021
  • Motion to Dismiss Granted (Defendant), Prince George's County Circuit Court, 2021
  • Plaintiff Settlement, Tree and Trespass Dispute, Montgomery County, Maryland, 2021
  • Plaintiff Settlement, Business Client, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland., 2021
  • Attorneys' Fees Judgment, Maryland Consumer Protection Matter, Carroll County Circuit Court, 2020
  • Plaintiff Jury Verdict (Claims) and Full Defense Jury Verdict (Counterclaim), Contract, Negligent Misrepresentation, and Consumer Protection Case, Carroll County Circuit Court, 2020
  • TRO Granted, Sports Business Client, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland., 2020
  • Full Defense Jury Verdict, Fraud Case, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 2020
  • Plaintiff Settlement, Trespass and Property Damage Civil Litigation, Howard County Circuit Court, 2020
  • TRO Denied (Defendant) and Case Dismissed, DC Superior Court, 2020
  • Petitioner Settlement, Caveat to Will, Montgomery County Orphans' Court, 2020
  • Plaintiff Settlement, Contract Matter, Montgomery County Circuit Court., 2019
  • TRO Granted (Plaintiff), Property Matter, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 2019
  • Full Defense Verdict, Contract Case, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 2019
  • Full Defense Jury Verdict, Trade Secrets Case, Prince George's County Circuit Court, 2018
  • Maximum Complaint Award, Construction Complaint, Maryland Home Improvement Commission Guarantee Fund, 2017
  • Plaintiff Settlement, Adverse Possession Civil Litigation, Montgomery County Circuit Court, 2015

Representative Clients

  • Property Owner Client (individual home owner), Prince George's County, Maryland, 2022
  • U.S. Olympic Athlete Representation (Advice and Consultation), 2022
  • Trust (Maryland Trust in Detinue Action), Montgomery County, Maryland., 2022
  • Property Owner Client (individual home owner), Montgomery County, Maryland, 2022
  • Limited liability company owner client, Montgomery County, Maryland, 2021
  • Property owner client (individual home owner), Montgomery County, Maryland, 2021
  • Property owner client, Washington DC., 2021
  • Business owner client regarding contract civil litigation dispute, 2020
  • Property owner client regarding contract civil litigation, fraud, and consumer protection dispute, 2020
  • Property owner client regarding adverse possession civil litigation dispute, 2020
  • Property owner client regarding trespass civil litigation dispute, 2019
  • Staffing business client regarding fraud civil litigation dispute, 2019
  • Property owner regarding property civil litigation dispute, 2019
  • Property owner client regarding adverse possession civil litigation dispute, 2019
  • Recreational business client regarding contract civil litigation dispute, 2018
  • Metal manufacturing client regarding business civil litigation dispute, 2017
  • Dentist office client regarding contract civil litigation dispute, 2016
  • Property owner client regarding adverse possession civil litigation dispute, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair, Slalom Committee, ACA, 2022
  • Chair, Slalom Committee, ACA, 2021
  • Board of Directors, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, 2020
  • Chair, Slalom Committee, ACA, 2020
  • Board of Directors, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, 2019
  • Chair, Slalom Committee, ACA, 2019
  • Board of Directors, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, 2018
  • Chair, Slalom Committee, ACA, 2018
  • Board of Directors, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, 2017
  • Chair, USACK, 2017
  • Board of Directors, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, 2016
  • Chair, USACK, 2016
  • President, PWRC, 2016
  • President, PWRC, 2015
  • President, PWRC, 2014
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Office Location for Adam Van Grack

10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750 #6E
Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: 301-291-5027

Fax: 301-291-5028

Last Updated: 6/28/2022

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