Roger M. Adelman, Esq.

Born:  June 25, 1941
Norristown, Pennsylvania

Died: September 12, 2015
Washington, D.C.

Summary by
Judith S. Feigin, Esq.

Interviews Conducted by
Stephen J. Pollak, Esq.

Roger M. Adelman, Esq.

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary


Roger M. Adelman (Member) born Norristown, Pennsylvania June 25, 1941; admitted to the bar, 1967, District of Columbia; 1969, Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals,  District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

Education: Dartmouth College (A.B., 1963); University of Pennsylvania (LL. B, 1966).  Recipient, Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award, 1989. Adjunct Professor , Evidence, Trial Practice, Criminal Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1975-1998.

Faculty Member, Federal Judicial Center education programs for federal judges and taught in the Trial Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School, Frequent lecturer, trial practice, litigation and evidence before professional, academic, and law enforcement audiences . Assistant U.S. Attorney, Washington, D.C., 1969- 1987.

Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, Washington, D.C., 1988-1997. Senior Deputy Independent Counsel, Washington, D.C>, 1996.  Co-Founder, Master of the Bench, Counselor, President (2005-2006), William B. Bryant American Inn of Court.

Member: District of Columbia Bar; Pennsylvania and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Criminal Justice) Bar Associations; Cosmos Club; Lawyers’ Club of Washington. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; White Collar Crimes; Class Actions; Complex Litigation; Civil Trials; Business Fraud; Medical Malpractice; Professional Malpractice.

Courtesy of the Adelman Family