Mike Adams represents clients around the country in a variety of commercial matters, including contract disputes, business torts, trade secrets disputes, and statutory claims. Mike represents clients in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, in the prosecution or defense of claims arising under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. He also represents clients in an array of other contract disputes, including the pursuit of injunctive relief and other special remedies. Mike pursues and defends claims for fraud, breach of warranty, tortious interference, defamation, and commercial disparagement, among others.

In addition to his general commercial practice, Mike regularly represents clients in disputes arising from health benefit programs and employee benefit plans (ERISA and non-ERISA). He represents insurers, third-party administrators, and associations in disputes with medical providers, members, and plan sponsors. Mike also represents clients in the construction industry in disputes involving construction defects, professional liability, and mechanic's liens. Mike handles jury trials, bench trials, evidentiary hearings, and arbitrations.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Mike practiced at a firm in the Chicagoland area, where he worked on a wide range of commercial matters, construction disputes, and claims for product liability.

During law school, Mike was an active member of the Business and Commercial Law Journal and a member of the Appellate Moot Court Society. As a participant in the Honorable William J. Bauer Moot Court Competition, Mike was awarded Best Overall Oralist.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Life, Health, and Disability Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation, 2021 – 2024; and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2023 – 2024
  • Academic
    • DePaul University College of Law
      • CALI Award Winner
      • Order of Barristers
      • Order of the Coif

J.D., summa cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2014

B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011