Adam S. Nadelhaft

Adam S. Nadelhaft Attorney

Adam S. Nadelhaft

PARTNER

Adam S. Nadelhaft, of Silver Spring, Maryland, joined the Firm in August 2018. Mr. Nadelhaft’s practice focuses largely in the areas of employment, torts and business-related litigation, including employment discrimination and retaliation, civil rights violations, sexual harassment and assault, whistleblower rights, wrongful termination, defamation, fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, negligence, assault and battery, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, battles over stock options and other equity holdings, change in control agreements, complex employment agreements, shareholder oppression, and restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.  Mr. Nadelhaft also litigates and drafts employment related documents such as contracts and non-competes, and is an expert in e-discovery and social media.

Prior to joining Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, Mr. Nadelhaft practiced litigation at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he handled complex litigation issues, including antitrust litigation, false advertising litigation, products liability claims, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, and white-collar criminal proceedings. Mr. Nadelhaft earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. Mr. Nadelhaft received a B.A. in Political Science and Communications, Law, Economics, and Government, magna  cum laude, from the American University in 2000, where he was  a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Chi Fraternities.

ACCREDITATIONS & AWARDS

AN SuperLawyers
AN LOD 23
AN LOD 22
AN LOD 21

Recent Awards & Accomplishments

Super Lawyers

Lawyer of Distinction

Named as a Lawyer of Distinction 2021-2023.

Top 10 Attorney 2024

American Association of Attorney Advocates, Top 10 Attorney 2024, Virginia, Labor Law

Admitted to Practice
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • District of Maryland
  • Illinois Northern District Court
  • Pennsylvania Western District Court
  • Wisconsin Western District Court
  • Colorado District Court
Memberships & Leadership
  • Board of Directors, Fields of Dreams, a 501 (c)((3) non-profit organization whose mission is to develop the athletic, academic and life skills of youth in economically underserved areas of Washington, DC.
Representative Cases

Confidentiality requirements accompanying the many cases that Mr. Nadelhaft has settled prevent disclosure of specific settlement details, but these cases have involved a wide range of claims and damages.

  • Depp v. Heard(Fairfax Cir. Ct. 2022)(Defamation main claim and Counterclaim – Judgment in favor of both parties, one on main claim and the other on Counterclaim, appealed, resolved before completion of appeal);
  • NikSoft Systems Corp. v. Leise(Fairfax Cir. Ct. 2023) (alleged violation of non-compete agreement – defense verdict for employee and verdict in employee’s favor for retaliation by employer)
  • Loose v. CSRA, Inc., (Fairfax Cir. Ct. 2020) (Breach of Contract – Judgment of $494,561);
  • Bartels v. Ali, (Prince William Cir. Ct. 2022) (Defamation – Plaintiff’s verdict for Mr. Nadelhaft’s client);
  • Monsanto vs. Pioneer, (Eastern District of Missouri) (Breach of Contract, Antitrust- $1 billion verdict to Mr. Nadelhaft’s client)
Honors & Awards
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates, Top 10 Attorney 2024, Virginia, Labor Law
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, DC Rising Star from 2013-2018 consecutively.
  • Lawyer of Distinction 2021, 2022, 2023.
Education
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2003
  • B.A., American University, 2000

Meet The Team

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft Attorney
ELAINE C. BREDEHOFT

Partner

Peter C. Cohen Attorney
PETER C. COHEN

Partner

Carla D Brown
CARLA D. BROWN

Partner

Adam S. Nadelhaft Attorney
ADAM S. NADELHAFT

Partner

Jessica Sartorius Attorney
JESSICA SARTORIOUS

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DAPHNE SHIH GEBAUER

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BRIANA ADAMS

Associate

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