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Adam M. Stoddard

Adam M. Stoddard

San Jose, California

Adam Stoddard joined Sheuerman, Martini, Tabari, Zenere & Garvin as an associate attorney in 2017. He has represented developers, general contractors and their insurance companies specializing in the representation of businesses and individuals in complex construction, contract and fraud-based disputes. This included representation ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to national builders and to individual board members of non-profit corporations through the initial investigation, pre-litigation process and trial.

Adam also worked for a prominent plaintiff's law firm representing homeowner's associations in complex construction defect cases. This provided Adam with a practical approach to critically evaluate construction defect claims and implement effective resolution strategies through mediation and settlement negotiations.

Adam currently practices in both state and federal courts specializing in medical malpractice defense, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, premises liability, Government Tort Claims, defense of civil rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and defense of EMTALA claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1395 on behalf of physicians, hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers in civil litigation matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Elder Abuse
  • Premises Liability
  • Government Torts
  • Dependent Adult Defense
  • Defense of Civil Rights Claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983
  • Defense of EMTALA Claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1395

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2017


  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Jose, California
    • J.D. - 2010
    • Honors: Academic Excellence Award 2009-2010
  • San Jose Stat University
    • B.A - 2006
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bustamante, O'Hara & Gagliasso, 2003 - 2011
  • Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, 2011 - 2015
  • The Miller Law Firm, 2015 - 2016
  • Craddick, Candland & Conti, 2016 - 2017

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Sheuerman, Martini, Tabari, Zenere & Garvin - A Professional Corporation
1033 Willow Street
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-288-9700
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