Michael Adamson
Los Angeles Office Phone: (310) 789-3187 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF

Duke University School of Law
(J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2016)

BYU (B.S., Accounting, 2011)

Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Michael Adamson

Mr. Adamson represents plaintiffs and defendants in all kinds of commercial disputes, including class-action, patent, trade-secret, environmental torts, and breach-of-contract suits. He joined Susman Godfrey after clerking for Judge Gerald Tjoflat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Adamson received his law degree from Duke University School of Law. Before law school, he worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide for the Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, specializing in tax, banking, and financial policy. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University where he studied accounting.

Honors and Distinctions

Duke Law Journal, Executive Editor

Top 5 Percent of Graduating Class

Governing Faculty Award for Excellence in Business and Finance Law

Order of the Coif

Dean’s Award

Federalist Society, President


Earned Income Tax Credit: Path-Dependence and the Blessing of Undertheorization, 65 Duke L.J. 1439 (2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California

State Bar of New York

Eastern District of New York

Southern District of New York


Certified Public Accountant.