Education

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Law Review, Symposium Director & Editor
  • Moot Court Board of Advocates
  • Legal Writing Teaching Assistant
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • Political Science
  • with distinction

Admissions

Court Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition
News & Resources

Overview

Adam Wenner is an attorney in the complex commercial litigation department. After spending nearly four years clerking for two judges at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, he is uniquely positioned to assist with high-stakes federal court litigation.

  • Litigates consumer protection and environmental class actions in federal court
  • Represents brokerage and investment advisory firms in multi-defendant securities fraud and professional negligence actions
  • Counsels international manufacturers in trade secret and intellectual property disputes in federal court
  • Assists national law firms as local counsel in highly-publicized matters in the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Serves on the Firm’s Attorney Development Committee

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented a large Michigan county in a major antitrust action alleging conspiracy, unfair trade practices, and bid-rigging under the Sherman Act; all claims dismissed on pre-answer motion
  • Member of class counsel team representing indirect purchasers in multi-district antitrust consumer protection litigation with alleged damages over $1 billion
  • Successfully counseled a major hospital and banking institution through internal investigations lodged by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Served as general counsel to more than 40 municipalities subject to regulation by the Michigan Public Service Commission

Prior Experience

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2011-2013

Clerkships

  • Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2014 - 2017
  • Honorable  Julian Abele Cook, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2013 - 2014

Recognition

Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013, 2018-2019
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Rising Star, 2020
  • 313 Project, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2013

Professional & Community Involvement

Federal Bar Association

  • Law Clerk Committee Member 2016 - present

State Bar of Michigan

  • Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section, At-Large Council Member,  2012-2015

Defense Research Institute

  • Antitrust/Consumer Protection Group, Publications Chair, 2013

PRO BONO

Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court Pro Bono Panel, 2012-2013
313 Project, Pro Bono Legal Seminar, Panelist, 2012

Academic Appointments

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2015 - present

News & Resources

Press Releases

Seminars & Events

  •  Diversity in the Law Event, Federal Bar Association, March 2015 and March 2016, Panelist
  • The Anatomy of a Civil Case, Federal Law Clerk Orientation, October 2015 and October 2016, Panelist