Adam J. Glazer

An experienced trial lawyer who regularly appears in state and federal courts across the country, Adam's practice focuses on commercial litigation, including partnership and corporate governance disputes, fraud, asset recovery, and business law. He also maintains a specialized practice representing independent sales representatives nationwide. A partner in the Firm’s litigation department, Adam has earned the "Leading Lawyer" designation for the last five years. 

Areas of Legal Concentration

Adam has taken many diverse matters to verdict in state and federal court, ranging from contract disputes to wrongful death actions to criminal fraud cases. He safeguards and zealously pursues the interests of his clients, whether entrepreneurial family businesses or Fortune 100 companies. Adam is devoted to resolving business disputes efficiently, yet believes in preparing to go to trial.  In addition, and when cost appropriate, he has successfully resolved disputes using arbitration and professional mediation. A full service litigator, Adam also has substantial state and federal appellate experience. 

SFNR is one of a handful of firms nationally with a substantial practice devoted to protecting the interests of independent sales representatives, and Adam helps lead those efforts.  He dedicates a significant part of his practice to recovering unpaid commissions and otherwise addressing legal issues of reps.  In jurisdictions nationwide, Adam has successfully recovered millions of dollars in commissions. 

When not litigating, Adam writes a monthly column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and also writes articles in several other publications, serves as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he has taught courses in trial advocacy, business litigation and presently teaches civil discovery practice, serves on the Plan and Design Commission for his suburb, and takes in as many Cubs games as his schedule permits.

Professional Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law


  • Illinois Bar

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar Member)

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

He has also been admitted pro hac vice to state and federal courts in myriad other jurisdictions.


  • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago

  • B.A., Drew University, Madison, NJ


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