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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1999, UMKC Law Review, Member
      Moot Court Board
      Who's Who in American Law
    • B.S., University of Central Missouri, 1995
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1999

Adam Suroff focuses on defending product liability cases and business disputes. He is a trusted advocate, known for his work ethic and commitment to his clients. Adam is also an experienced and successful trial lawyer who has tried a number of high exposure and high profile cases to verdict.

Adam has defended numerous product manufacturers, distributors, component part suppliers and retailers in state and federal courts. Adam represents companies facing complex commercial litigation and product liability disputes.  As an experienced trial lawyer, Adam has successfully defended manufacturers, suppliers and other companies as national counsel and lead trial counsel.  Adam has defended multimillion-dollar cases around the country and has appeared in cases in more than 25 states.     

He is a frequent author of legal publications, including on behalf the American Bar Association. He has also written legal practitioner and practice materials for The Missouri Bar and has presented CLEs on the topics of discovery and trial strategy.

  • Successfully defended in excess of one hundred high exposure corporate cases around the United States
  • Successfully negotiated settlements and dismissals in mediations and settlement conferences in complex litigation throughout the United States
  • Taken hundreds of complex depositions of various parties, engineers, health care providers and expert witnesses
  • Brought in for high exposure cases to take evidentiary “trial” depositions of key witnesses  
  • Defended complex corporate representative depositions of key employees
  • Represented clients in complex Federal Multi-District Litigation 
  • Obtained summary judgment for automotive product manufacturers and medical device manufacturers 
  • Represented clients in complex punitive damages cases, including obtaining relief from a punitive award post trial
  • Routinely works with and develops expert witnesses from around the United States in the defense of corporate litigation
  • Works with various jury consultants including with mock trials and other jury research 
  • Developed defense strategies for novel cases 
  • Defended high document cases involving millions of client documents produced during the litigation
  • Provided counseling and training to in-house counsel on management of litigation portfolios 
  • Provided counseling to manufacturers for drafting of product documents including warnings and disclosures 
  •  Provided counseling to manufacturers and distributors for industry risk and assessment
text icon Publications & Presentations
Statutory Damages
Missouri Bar Book Chapter
Lead author
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Deposition Strategy and Techniques
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, CLE
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Recent Developments in Products Liability Law
Torts Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, ABA publication
Since 2010, Mr. Suroff has co-authored this section