Adam Dolan, co-chair of the firm's Cannabis Law Practice Group and partner in Trucking, Product Liability, Construction, Life Sciences, and General Liability, defends clients in a wide range of claims involving premises liability, building maintenance actions, matters involving the trucking industry, and more. His broad legal background includes resolving corporate disputes, dram shop actions, and workers’ compensation defense. His experience also includes drafting and arguing an appellate brief before the First Department regarding vicarious liability of an independent contractor.

Adam is an emerging authority in the field of cannabis law. He not only co-leads the GS Cannabis Law group, but also regularly authors articles exploring liability and cannabis law, including serving as a frequent contributor to Life Science Matters, the firm's blog covering the life sciences and medical device industries. He brings expert analysis of the latest trends and breaking news surrounding the cannabis legal landscape to his writing, and his colleagues routinely recognize him for his thoughtful research, turning to him for strategic advice and insight into the many developing aspects of this new area of law. He is highly regarded among his peers, and has been selected as a Rising Star by New York Metro Super Lawyers for the last three years, as well as by the Irish Legal 100 in 2017.

Before returning to private practice, Adam was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, where he successfully prosecuted more than 10 misdemeanor-level trials as the primary attorney. He also conducted felony-level grand jury presentations, which resulted in indictments on various criminal charges, and negotiated pleas in both felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses. 

During law school at New England School of Law, Adam was an intern with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General in Boston and acted as Chairperson of the school’s Moot Court Committee. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, he was a legal intern with the Federal Trade Commission.

  • National Law Journal, Cannabis Law Trailblazer, 2019
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016–18
  • Irish Legal 100: Irish Rising Star, 2017
  • Data Bird Cannabis Law Expert, 2018
Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association; former Chair, Construction and Surety Law Subcommittee for the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section
Community Involvement
  • Judge, Empire City Mock Trial Competition
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • New England School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., 2001
  • "Emerging Cannabis Issues for the Hospitality Industry" (Co-Presenter), Finance and Technology Professionals – Northern California Chapter, San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2019
  • "Medical Professionals and Legalized Medical Marijuana - Navigating Murky Waters," DRI Marijuana Law Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 26, 2018