Adam J. Pabarcus



Adam Pabarcus is a litigator with trial experience. He helps clients resolve issues and advance their business goals in trust litigation and business litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts across the country on these complex matters.

Trust Litigation

Adam represents corporate trustees, individual trustees, corporate and charitable foundations, and beneficiaries on a wide range of issues. Adam’s experience includes:

  • Bringing an action on behalf of beneficiaries to remove the trustee for breach of fiduciary duties
  • Defending the validity of a will against attacks that it was the product of insane delusions
  • Defending the beneficiary designation against attacks of mental incapacity
  • Representing corporate trustees during review hearings

Business Litigation

On litigation and trial teams, Adam has represented clients on claims related to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Usurpation of a business opportunity
  • Tortious interference with a contract
  • Consumer product recalls
  • Trade secrets
  • Repurchase of home mortgage loans

Personal Interests

Adam enjoys running, playing squash, the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, Notre Dame football, and spending time with his wife.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


Minnesota Court of Appeals, Hon. Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, 2011-2012


William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review, (executive editor) (2011)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. magna cum laude (2007)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • First-chaired a jury trial in federal court on behalf of a Michigan prisoner on his 1983 civil rights claim
  • Assist clients seeking asylum with their application, interview with the asylum officer and hearing before the Immigration Court

Professional Associations

  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association — Eastern District of Michigan Chapter; Pro Bono Prisoner’s Rights Program, 2015-16

Civic Activities

  • Notre Dame Club of Michigan, 2014-17
  • Mercy High School Mock Trial — Coach, 2015 and 2016
  • Mounds Park Academy Alumni Association — Board of Directors, 2007-13 (Chair, 2012-13)
  • Mounds Park Academy — Board of Trustees, 2012-13; Head of School Search Committee, 2012-13


  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-19
  • William Mitchell Alumni Association — Distinguished Service Award
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