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Adam M. Linkner

Phone: (734) 662-4426
Adam M. Linkner
Phone: (734) 662-4426

Adam Linkner - Superlawyers

Adam Linkner is a member of the Hooper Hathaway litigation team. His practice includes an emphasis on complex litigation, commercial torts, construction litigation, trade secret/unfair competition, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, shareholder disputes, antitrust/competition law, and appellate matters. Some of his recent experience includes:

  • Successfully represented client/plaintiff in obtaining $15.1 million jury verdict in federal action alleging civil RICO, fraud, and breach of contract.

  • Successfully represented client/plaintiff in negligence action and obtained record-setting jury verdict of $4.32 million.

  • Obtained six-figure judgment plus an award of attorneys’ fees for client in breach of contract and fraud action.

  • Represented real-estate developer that was sued by its former architect for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and conversion. Successfully concluded the litigation with payment from the plaintiff to our client.
  • Successfully obtained summary dismissal for former employee of a fortune 500 company alleged to have misappropriated trade secrets, where the plaintiff was seeking in excess of $65,000,000 in damages. All of the plaintiff's claims were dismissed and received an award of more than $500,000 in damages and attorneys' fees in client's favor.

  • Successfully obtained summary dismissal for construction company against developer seeking in excess of $1,000,000 for alleged breach of contract and deficient performance. All of plaintiff's claims were dismissed and received a six-figure judgment for attorneys' fees in client's favor.

  • Successfully represented former employee accused of breaching restrictive covenants to defeat the former employer’s request for TRO/Preliminary Injunction and obtained a dismissal with no restrictions on the employee and no payment made by the employee.

Prior to joining Hooper Hathaway Mr. Linkner practiced with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and Varnum in Michigan, and he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for the Honorable Ed Carnes. He also co-founded the online advertising companies and, as well as the promotions company Ubars.

Mr. Linkner earned his JD and MBA from Emory University, where he graduated ranked first in his law school class, served as a managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, and was inducted into the business school’s beta gamma sigma honor society. Mr. Linkner attended the Emory Law School as a Henrickson/Rothfeder Scholar and attended Emory Business School as an Emory Merit Scholar, Mr. Linkner earned his undergraduate business degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan. Mr. Linkner has been named a Rising Star and top-rated attorney by Super Lawyers and as “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers’.


  • Emory University, J.D. (2010)
    First in Class Graduate
  • Emory University, M.B.A (2010)
    Beta Gamma Sigma
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A (2004)
    High Distinction


  • Michigan
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Georgia (inactive)

Representative Publications

  • “Third Circuit Reverses Trend and Allows Reverse Payments Case to Go Forward in In Re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation,” Corporate Counsel Review, Vol. 32
  • Co-Author; “The Impact of Wal-Mart and Concepcion on Antitrust and Consumer Class Actions: A Brief Survey of Recent Development in the Lower Courts,” The Antitrust Practitioner, Vol. 9
  • Co-Author; “How Salazar v. Buono Synthesizes the Supreme Court’s Establishment Clause Precedent Into A Single Test,” Emory International Law Review, Vol. 25

Community Service & Recognitions

  • Ann Arbor Art Center, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers


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