Adam Sturdivant

Adam C. SturdivantPartner


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  • Biography
  • Notable Cases
  • Professional Associations

After earning his law degree from The Ohio State University and practicing in Columbus, Ohio, Adam returned to Michigan and joined Drew, Cooper & Anding in 2008. He was named Partner in 2011.

Adam’s blend of litigation and transactional work concentrates in the areas of labor-employment, catastrophic injuries, and contract matters involving real estate and business transactions. A fierce competitor and strategist, Adam helped achieve multi-million dollar results across his disciplines since joining DCA in cases involving construction site injuries, sexual harassment in the workplace, and wrongful death.

Adam has annually been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2013 and by National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney since 2014.

  • Denhollander, et al. v. Michigan State University, Lawrence Nassar, USAG, et al., - Partnered with Manly, Stewart, Finaldi (Irvine, CA) and White Law PLLC (Okemos, MI), represents 180 plaintiffs who are victims of sexual abuse by a former U.S. Olympic and Michigan State physician Larry Nassar. A historic settlement was reached with Michigan State University for $500 Million. The case is still pending against the remaining defendants, USA Gymnastics and Twistars, Inc.
  • Theresa Waldo v. Consumers Energy– After suffering several years of unfair treatment, name calling, sexual harassment, and a hostile work environment which went unaddressed by the company, a jury returned a verdict of $7.9 Million for Ms. Waldo’s harassment in the workplace.
  • Kurt Mullins v. Pearson Construction Company, et al., - While attempting to help a co-worker lay roofing membrane near an uncovered, unprotected 11-foot-by-11-foot opening on the roof of a facility, Mr. Mullins fell approximately 23 feet from the roof onto a concrete floor suffering serious injury including a traumatic brain injury, yet survived. The case was settled prior to trial for the plaintiff for $4.05 Million.
  • Estate of Dahnontae R. McKinley v. County of Muskegon, et al., - During a struggle with deputies at the Muskegon County Jail, Mr. McKinley was handcuffed to a restraint chair, pepper sprayed, had a spit-hood placed over his face, and was left alone for a period of time, during which he died. The wrongful death police misconduct case was settled prior to trial for $1.55 Million.
  • Estate of William Griffin v. City of Muskegon, et. al., - While in custody of Muskegon police officers, Mr. Griffin died after being pepper sprayed and denied medical attention. The wrongful death police misconduct case was settled prior to trial for $775,000.00.

Mr. Sturdivant is a member of the Federal, Michigan and Grand Rapids Bar Associations.