Our Attorneys

Adam P. Richards

Partner

adamr@cooperelliott.com

Adam has been representing businesses and individuals since 2009. He has served as lead counsel in numerous matters resulting in large verdicts, awards and settlements. Adam’s litigation experience includes the prosecution of matters on behalf of seriously injured victims, investor groups, small businesses and shareholders. As a litigator, Adam has successfully tried injury and commercial arbitration, bench and jury cases to verdict or award. Adam’s litigation practice is now focused on handling complex wrongful death, business, contract, employment, personal injury, and abuse matters.

Adam also assists local businesses with formation, planning, and transactional issues. This is a proven benefit to those who seek to avoid disputes, resolve disputes in their infancy, avoid litigation or exit pending disputes.

  • Admitted to The National Trial Lawyers’ "Top 40 Under 40"
  • More than 10 years experience of litigating cases throughout the U.S.
  • Achieved top 15 verdict in Franklin County, Ohio
  • Long drive champion
  • Voted as one of Super Lawyers Rising Stars, which is an honor awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Ohio under 40, each year since 2014
  • Did presentation on being a trial lawyer in 6th grade

Adam's Mission

I fight for the underdog and hold accountable those who inflict harm or damage on my clients. I want to give my clients a voice, achieve their desired outcome, and effectively get them the compensation they deserve so they can move on from their adversity.

Representative Verdicts and Settlements

$1,000,000+ Arbitration

award achieved in ownership dispute.

Confidential Settlement

for physician subjected to handicap discrimination and retaliation.

$638,845 Arbitration

for a CEO who was terminated without cause.

Confidential Settlement

for multiple victims of abuse by teacher.

Confidential Settlement

for a student abused by a teacher.

$831,560 Jury Verdict

for personal injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident.

Confidential Settlement

for breach of a marketing agreement.

$195,000 Settlement

for a bicyclist struck by a car.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Education

  • Denison University
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Need an advocate?

  • 614.481.6000