Adam Cares is a litigation technology specialist in the Litigation Practice Group of the firm's Milwaukee office and has been with the firm since 2002. He has worked on commercial litigation matters including: white collar crime, internal investigations, employment, non-compete, trade secrets, trademark litigation, contracts, antitrust, fair dealership, and insurance. His experience includes large discovery matters, case and document management within computerized systems, legal research, alternative dispute resolution matters and trial preparation and participation at the state and federal court levels.
Adam has experience serving as the lead paralegal in several multi-million dollar contract and business tort disputes. His trial experience includes thousands of hours of successfully operating trial software and demonstrative evidence and assisting with all aspects of trial. He is also an essential part of the E-Discovery Working Group and assists with all technical aspects of E-Discovery including preservation, collection, review, production and presentation of electronically stored information.
Adam's larger accomplishments include:
Lead paralegal and trial technologist assisted with obtaining a "zero verdict" in a two week state jury trial defending several corporations against a landlord's multi-million dollar claim for rent and expenses relating to a former production site, including a directed verdict extinguishing over $3 million dollars of alleged lease liabilities, and a jury verdict against the landlord on all remaining claims;
Lead paralegal and trial technologist assisted with obtaining a more than $12 million dollar federal jury verdict for a publicly-traded company relating to the theft of its customers by a former representative;
Assisted as lead paralegal with obtaining summary judgment on a software-related trade secret misappropriation claim by a former employer against an employee of a Fortune 25 corporation, extinguishing over $100 million dollars in potential liability sought by the plaintiff for the alleged misappropriation;
Lead paralegal assisted with representing M&I in connection with its acquisition by BMO Financial, defending against fiduciary duty breach claims;
Lead paralegal and trial technologist assisted with obtaining a "zero verdict" in a week long federal trial defending a forging company against allegations of trade secret misappropriation and breach of confidentiality agreement relating to the development of a manufacturing process; and
Assisted as lead paralegal with representing one of Wisconsin's largest home builders that was the victim of a multi-million dollar fraud conspiracy involving the corporation's CEO, members of senior management, the corporation's outside counsel, and several vendors. Assisted lead counsel and federal prosecutors in developing evidence that led to criminal charges against ten individuals, nine guilty pleas, federal prison sentences for several defendants, and recovery of approximately $20 million dollars through civil settlements with various parties involved in the conspiracy against the corporation, including its former outside law firm.
Paralegal Association of Wisconsin
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) – Board of Directors
Bachelor of Business Administration, Wisconsin Lutheran College
Paralegal Certificate, Milwaukee Area Technical College