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Working at Weitz & Luxenberg is exactly where I want to be. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an attorney and navigate the legal system in order to help people. The law, as I see it, is one instrument whereby all people can be treated equally. A regular David can challenge Goliath companies – and win. All of my colleagues and I strive for fairness and justice on behalf of our clients, and there’s a shared energy that motivates us each and every day.
Adam L. Stoltz works in Weitz & Luxenberg’s dedicated Drug and Medical Device Litigation practice group. In this litigation unit, patience and persistence are qualities that pay off — that and an exceptional eye for detail.
As Mr. Stoltz explains, “Investigative skills are essential. My colleagues and I spend a good portion of our time researching facts and details. We read through a lot of legal documents.”
“The goal is to fill in the gaps and missing pieces of legal documentation. Every single detail counts,” Mr. Stoltz says.
“Sometimes we are trying to help whole communities, even hundreds of thousands of people, at the same time,” Mr. Stoltz states. “For example, I’m spending a large amount of time right now helping counties and municipalities deal with the huge opioid crisis.
“Entire communities across the country are facing insurmountable challenges because of what drug manufacturers and distributors are doing. Weitz & Luxenberg’s goal is to provide assistance to local governments, which will ultimately help local communities, and everyone who lives and works in those communities.”
“The goal is to help as many people as possible who have been harmed by a specific defective drug or medical device,” Mr. Stoltz says.
“Most of my work involves comprehensive, thorough research and writing. When my colleagues and I engage in a legal battle against those who have harmed our clients, we must be prepared. Absolutely every fact and statement must be spot on.
“Even the smallest detail can make a huge difference in the final outcome for our clients,” Mr. Stoltz explains.
“A just end is always gratifying, but every legal victory along the way is rewarding. Something that does not seem particularly significant early on in the legal process can end up being a critical part of an overall win for our clients,” Mr. Stoltz insists.
“I’m doing exactly what I want to do,” Mr. Stoltz says. He is using the legal system to help people. As far back as he can remember, he wanted to be a lawyer.
Even by the age of 13, Mr. Stoltz knew he wanted to work for Weitz & Luxenberg. “I always knew I wanted to help people,” Mr. Stoltz says. “Coming from a long line of consumer advocates, I learned about the type of work Weitz & Luxenberg engaged in from a very young age.
“I admired and respected the type of law Weitz & Luxenberg practices. The firm is committed to fighting for the little guy—not giant corporations and big businesses.”
Looking back, Mr. Stoltz believes his commitment to helping people may have come about as part of his religious upbringing. From a young age, he says he learned about a guiding principle of Judaism called tikkun olam, or, repairing the world.
Essentially, this tenet means, “If every single person worked to make a positive difference in the world, people could effect real change and improve the welfare of society as a whole,” Mr. Stoltz explains. “The legal system can play a huge role in that effort, and I feel privileged to be a part of Weitz & Luxenberg’s team of dedicated attorneys.”
Prior to joining Weitz & Luxenberg, Mr. Stoltz worked as a law clerk at Herman Herman & Katz, LLC in New Orleans. His responsibilities included researching and drafting legal documents for both federal and Louisiana state courts.
In an earlier position as an intern for the Mississippi Supreme Court, he researched and drafted legal documents, and assisted in making legal determinations.
At the Law Offices of Jon W. Norris in Washington, D.C., Mr. Stoltz served as an investigator researching several murder and attempted murder cases.
During the summer of 2010, Mr. Stoltz worked in Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic in Washington, D.C. As a clinic investigator, Mr. Stoltz identified, located, and interviewed witnesses to alleged crimes, obtaining statements from witnesses and serving subpoenas throughout the District. He participated in meetings with lead defense counsel to prepare cases for trial, and met with clients and witnesses in jail.
Mr. Stoltz is licensed to practice law in New York.
He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mr. Stoltz enjoys putting his investigative skills to use both in and out of the office. He briefly had the opportunity to work as a private detective, where he tapped into his penchant for uncovering facts and piecing together information.
One of Mr. Stoltz’s greatest passions outside of work is skiing.
Adam L. Stoltz will be happy to review your case.