Litigator and Intellectual Property Attorney
In addition to affordable hourly rates, the Firm is open to alternative fee arrangements - contingency, flat fee, project-based, or hybrid - that allow clients to pursue their legitimate claims or defenses without attorney fees dominating their decision-making.
- Appellate Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
- Product Liability
- Settlement Agreement
- Other Lawsuits & Disputes Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Design Patent
- Non-Provisional Patent
- Patent Consults
- Patent Infringement
- Patent Infringement Consults
- Patent Search
- Plant Patent
- Provisional Patent
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Patent)
- Other Patent Matter
"Mr. Engel is an honest, trustworthy, sharp, and reasonable lawyer. He can solve the hardest legal problems and is both aggressive and strategic in his approach with opposition. If you work with anyone else, you’re making a mistake."
"As a senior or chief executive at several businesses in multiple industries, I have worked with many attorneys. Adam has proven on multiple occasions to provide the best combination of thoughtful support, absolutely brilliant insight into contract risks and the law, and avoiding cookie-cutter approaches by always first seeking a clear understanding of the organization’s needs. He delivered all of these on every project with a high degree of ethics and efficiency. I have found Adam remarkably adept and flexible at working with me when legal budgets have been tight, providing only the work I needed, to taking care of everything for us when time was our most precious resource. And while probably not the primary factor in selecting legal counsel, Adam is just a pleasure to work with. He is always polite and supportive. He respects my schedule and meets deadlines. He maintains a jovial and friendly attitude that I find always puts me at ease, even when the bombs are exploding around us. That is very reassuring and helps me focus on managing the business."
The Engel Law Group, PLLC
Founder and Principal
Jun 2009 - Present
Federal and state court practice focused on general commercial litigation and counseling, with a special emphasis on representing individuals, start-ups, and small to medium sized businesses. Substantive practice areas include intellectual property litigation and counseling, including representing authors, entertainers, inventors, and software engineers and web designers.
DL Rothberg & Associates, P.C.
Jun 2007 - Jun 2009
Federal and state court practice, ranging from representation of small family businesses in state court actions to participation in nationwide MDL litigation in the SDNY.
Feb 2003 - Feb 2006
Drafted briefs, pleadings, discovery documents, legal memoranda, contracts, and settlements in various areas of commercial litigation, including intellectual property, entertainment, major commercial agreements, arbitration, fraud, securities, employment, and ERISA. Argued substantive and procedural motions, negotiated settlements, advised in-house counsel, engaged in depositions.
Jun 2000 - Dec 2002
Engaged in all levels of commercial litigation. Advised in-house counsel on employment matters, including discrimination and non-compete claims. Assisted in bankruptcy proceedings. Drafted legislation, wrote legal opinion to House Subcommittee on pending legislation, and assisted other lobbying efforts. Received pro bono service award.
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Law Clerk to Hon. Napoleon A. Jones, Jr.
Aug 1999 - Feb 2000
Drafted bench memoranda and draft opinions and served as courtroom deputy.