Zuckerman Spaeder’s Adam Abelson Named One of Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Adam Abelson

Zuckerman Spaeder is pleased to announce that Baltimore Associate Adam Abelson has been honored as one of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2019. According to the publication, Mr. Abelson’s nomination was one of nearly 500 it received for this award “from all over Greater Baltimore and in pretty much every industry out there, from law and finance to tech and real estate and everything in between.” 

Martin S. Himeles Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office, commented, “Adam is one of Baltimore’s best young litigators, and we’re thrilled to see him recognized among this elite group of upcoming leaders. He’s been trusted with lead roles in complex cases and has consistently delivered, helping our firm produce results that are delivering justice for our clients.”

Mr. Abelson was selected based on his contributions to a number of important legal cases during the past year. In the firm’s high-profile defense of lawyer and former White House counsel Greg Craig, Mr. Abelson was a key member of the trial team that delivered a headline-making acquittal. He also played an important role on the team that took United Behavioral Health to trial – and achieved a landmark win – for its improper denial of tens of thousands of mental health claims. Mr. Abelson’s other notable work included helping a retired NFL player gain the benefits he was owed by the league and achieving exoneration for a Maryland woman who was wrongly accused of federal crimes.

Community work is also part of the selection criteria, and one way Mr. Abelson has served the Baltimore community is by serving as a board member of the Job Opportunities Task Force. In that role, he has been helping support JOTF’s work fighting educational and employment barriers facing low-wage workers, with a particular focus on creating job opportunities for Baltimore residents with criminal records. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Building Public Trust in the American Justice System.

Adam’s exceptional work has earned him several other recognitions, including: Generation J.D. honoree - Maryland Daily Record (2017); Rising Star - Super Lawyers (2016-2019); and election to Serjeant’s Inn, a group of prominent Maryland lawyers and judges.

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