Adam holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2016.
Adam began his legal career working for a mid-tier firm in regional Queensland working across many practice areas including criminal law, family law, commercial law, succession law and civil litigation.
In 2017, Adam relocated to Brisbane to focus on criminal law and has since acted on behalf clients charged with simple traffic and summary offences in the Magistrates Court to complex matters in the District and Supreme Court including drug trafficking and murder. He has also assisted clients with matters before the Court of Appeal. Adam also has experience in relation to quasi-criminal law matters, specifically applications bought by the Attorney-General pursuant to the Dangerous Prisoner (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 to further imprison offenders beyond the period of their sentence.
Adam has also worked for the Department of Justice and the Attorney-General Queensland where he assisted with the provision of policy advice to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice in relation to criminal and regulatory offences legislation and issues effecting the criminal justice system. This experience means that Adam is uniquely placed as a criminal lawyer who not only knows the criminal law in Queensland but also the legislative objective of those laws, why they were created and drafted in a particular way by our state and federal government. During his time with the Department Adam worked on projects concerning police powers, organised crime, drugs, dangerous prisoners and various other projects.
Adam sits as member of the Queensland Law Society’s Early Career Lawyer Committee and the Proctor Editorial Committee. He is also the Queensland Law Society delegate sitting on the Law Council of Australia’s Young Lawyers Committee. He also volunteers monthly at the Caxton Legal Centre advising clients in relation to criminal law matters at their free evening advice clinics.
Adam is passionate about criminal law and assisting those charged with criminal offences navigate Queensland’s criminal justice system.