Adam Leavitt is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier advocates for plaintiffs involved in complex multidistrict, commercial, public client, and class action litigations. Known for his innovative strategies to take on large corporations while securing significant wins on behalf of his clients.
Adam is an esteemed expert in biotechnology class action litigation and co-developed an innovative economic model to calculate crop contamination damages that has become the industry standard. Adam has achieved substantial recoveries for dozens of his clients.
Early Life and Education
Adam Leavitt hails from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and attended Radnor High School. After earning a BSIT at Syracuse University and then an MSIT from Pennsylvania State University respectively.
At Syracuse, he served as Vice President of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Following graduation, he joined 12Twenty Inc. – a software firm offering employment database to colleges and universities globally – where he later held various leadership roles.
He was an innovative leader and trailblazer in criminal law, known for his relentless dedication to justice in difficult cases. Due to this reputation for taking on complex matters, he was appointed by federal prosecutors to prosecute some of the largest ongoing environmental PFAS water contamination lawsuits as well as to help settle Volkswagen emissions scandals.
Adam has scored important wins on behalf of individuals, businesses, and public clients in complex multidistrict, commercial, and class action litigations. He has recovered billions of dollars for victims in biotechnology, financial services, insurance coverage, consumer protection, automotive defects, agricultural products, and antitrust disputes, delivering meaningful relief to the people who were harmed most by corporate wrongdoing.
He has served as co-lead counsel in three of the largest biotechnology class actions in history and led a leadership team that secured $16 billion in settlements on behalf of Volkswagen car owners. He also co-authored a game-changing economic model to measure crop contamination damages that set the modern industry standard.
Achievement and Honors
Adam has appeared in many high-profile films throughout his career, such as Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk (2015); Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin (2004) for writer/director Gregg Araki; Rian Johnson’s award-winning debut Brick (2005); Lee Daniels Shadowboxer (2005) and Spike Lee’s World War II film Miracle at St. Anna (2008) which earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Ensemble Performance in a Motion Picture.
His television roles included 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996); Premium Rush (2012); Looper (2012) and Lincoln (2012) with Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. He also ventured into more serious dramas such as Stop-Loss (2008) by Oliver Stone as well as Snowden (2016) which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Adam Leavitt enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter. Professionally, he specializes in wealth solutions for individuals and families and holds his Certified Financial Planner designation – with experience with trusts, qualified retirement plans, non-profit organizations and private equity investments.
He enjoys reading and sports, spending his free time with his children and spending quality time with his wife.
Adam began his acting career in 2001 with roles in films such as Manic (2001), Mysterious Skin (2004), Brick (2005), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Looper (2012) and Lincoln 2012. Additionally he appeared in Oliver Stone’s Snowden (2016) movie as well as working alongside directors like Christopher Nolan and Ryan Phillippe.
Adam Leavitt boasts a net worth of $3 Million. He works as a financial planner at Hogantaylor Wealth in Tulsa, Oklahoma and boasts 16 years of experience advising clients. Additionally, Adam holds a Series 65 license which authorizes him to provide financial planning services both in Oklahoma and Texas.
His long career of success speaks for itself and has yielded numerous significant successes for his clients over time, reflecting their dedication to justice in all its dimensions. His efforts at holding large corporations accountable have resulted in numerous significant litigations brought against them for product and practice issues such as biotechnology, consumer protection, insurance coverage, automotive defects, agricultural products, antitrust and securities; clients of his have recovered billions in damages as a result.