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 focusing his practice 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 has also advised clients in relation to quasi-criminal law matters, specifically applications brought on behalf of the Attorney-General pursuant to the Dangerous Prisoner (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 to further imprison prisoners beyond their full time release date.
Prior to joining Potts Lawyers, Adam 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 generally. This experience means that Adam is uniquely placed as a criminal lawyer who has not only practiced criminal law in a courtroom but also has also provided advice to government throughout the legislative drafting process. During his time with the Department Adam worked on projects concerning police powers, organised crime, drugs, dangerous prisoners and various other matters.
Adam sits as member of the Queensland Law Society’s Early Career Lawyers Committee and also the Proctor Editorial Committee. In additional to those roles, he is the Queensland Law Society delegate sitting on the Law Council of Australia’s Young Lawyers Committee.
Adam 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 justice system.