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Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

Art Law and ADR. Appeals / Writing for Lawyers.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate, Intellectual Property
  • California, District of Columbia, Maine
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For artists and creatives: Art law.

For creatives, startups, artists, and professionals: ADR, mediation, and dispute prevention services.

For lawyers and law firms: As-needed appeals, briefs, motions, and writing, with an emphasis on complex issues of federal law.

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Adam Wilson practiced for a decade at leading law firms in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco (e.g., Gibson Dunn), where he prepared business-related litigation for mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals (antitrust, intellectual property, commercial, multi-party complex commercial, and constitutional law).

He has also served as a mediator in about 200 small commercial disputes and lawsuits.

During a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in Philadelphia, he advised a federal judge in all areas appellate litigation (including employment / workplace, business torts, contracts, intellectual property, commercial litigation, and constitutional law).

In all, he has almost two decades of litigation, appellate, mediation, and ADR experience.

He also has a half-decade of experience as a lawyer-artist working at the intersection of art, business, and law. As an art lawyer, he assists artists and creatives at all career stages, including emerging artists, across all art law issues (including copyright, intellectual property, contract, freedom of expression / censorship, and moral rights issues.) His experience ranges from visual artists to interior designers to models, in spaces ranging from private and corporate collectors to art consultants to art fairs.

J.D., Stanford Law. Stanford Law Review. Moot Court.
B.A., University of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • For Lawyers and Law Firms: Appeals, Briefs, Motions, Writing
  • Constitutional Law and Antitrust Law
  • Complex Commercial Litigation / Multi-District Litigation
  • Art Law (Artists + Creatives)
  • Rights of Creatives (Contract, IP, Copyright, Moral Rights)
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For my mediation fees, please see For my fees to lawyers and firms for writing, please see Please contact me directly regarding art law services. or (207) 699-9957
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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Professional Experience
Litigation Associate
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
1,000+ Lawyer International Law Firm. San Francisco Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Litigation Associate
Crowell & Moring LLP
250+ Lawyer International Law Firm. Washington, D.C. Office
Stanford University
J.D. (1999)
Honors: Stanford Law Review, Moot Court
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (1994)
Honors: cum laude
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Over 150 hours of mediation and ADR training.
Private and court-adjunct trainings in CA and ME.
Websites & Blogs
Adam Wilson | Mediation | ADR for Creatives, Startups, Artists, Professionals
Adam Wilson Law -- Art Law + Appellate Law
For Lawyers + Law Firms: Appeals, Briefs, Motions, Writing
Contact & Map
Adam Wilson | Art Law | Mediation | Appeals + Writing for Lawyers + Law Firms
180 High Street #14, Portland Maine, 04101
Two blocks from the Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME 04101
Cell: (207) 699-9957