Adam J. ArguellesPrint as PDF
Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2006, cum laude
Stanford Law School, 2017
Attorney Adam Arguelles represents people in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury. Prior to joining Berman & Simmons in 2018, he dedicated nearly a decade to federal government service. Most recently, Adam clerked for Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Maine. Previously he has served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and in the leadership of the United States House of Representatives as Assistant Floor Director to the Majority Whip.
Adam has always been attracted to work aimed at trying to make life better for others—particularly those in difficult circumstances. He relished the extraordinary opportunities he had to do that in government service, and he brings the same motivation and drive to his work at Berman & Simmons.
Adam brings tenacity to his cases and compassion to his clients. “I’m here to advocate for the disadvantaged, to hold those who are responsible for injuries and deaths accountable, and to secure the fullest possible recovery and closure for people who have suffered,” Adam says. “Getting to know our clients and understanding their lives is not only critical to winning, it is also invigorating and rewarding for me personally.”
A native of Massachusetts, Adam graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. During his time at Stanford, Adam served as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, and as a summer associate at a large major law firm headquartered in Boston and Washington, D.C.
Memberships and Distinctions
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association, 2018 – present; Legislative Committee
- Maine State Bar Association, 2018 – present
- American Association for Justice, 2018 – present
- Vermont Bar Association, 2018 – present
- Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, pro bono panel, 2018 – present
- Stanford Law School
- Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Award for Outstanding Performance in Federal Litigation
- Associate Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review
- Lead Articles Editor, Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy