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IN CAREER-DEFINING CASE,
ADELMAN PUT HINCKLEY AWAY FOR GOOD
BY ROBERT L. PACK '67
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In 1997 Adelman became a sole practitioner, sharing office space with longtime friend, mentor and Washington legend Plato Cacheris. Since 2002, when Cacheris decided to move on to a partnership in a local firm, Adelman has been more or less on his own, although he does have an arrangement with the California-based plaintiff's firm Lerach Coughlin, which now shares space with him and calls upon him frequently to serve as trial counsel in major cases.

In the tradition of Tony Amsterdam, Adelman spent nearly 25 years teaching evidence and trial practice as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He calls that one of the most rewarding experiences of his career, helping shape young lawyers and then seeing them go on to professional success, but has been unable to teach the last five years because his trial practice requires him to travel so much. Back in his Penn Law School days as a disciple of Amsterdam and others, did Adelman ever think he would one day be a professor himself? "No way! Farthest thing in my mind that I ever could have imagined."
 
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