Adam M. Barnes

Telephone: (412) 261-3268


Adam focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation as well as commercial litigation matters involving employment liability, premises liability, product liability, auto liability, and fire losses. During the course of his career, Adam has litigated cases in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, tried cases in state and federal court, and handled appeals before appellate courts in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Adam chairs the Coverage and Employment practices for the firm.

Adam was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2019.  He has presented on a myriad of topics for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He frequently presents on insurance coverage and risk transfer for a number of insurance companies. He has authored materials on indemnification and the defense perspective to litigate cases.


  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, JD, 1999
  • Indiana University-Bloomington, BA, 1993;magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
  • United States District Courts: Western District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Northern District of West Virginia, Southern District of West Virginia, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Courts of Appeal: Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • Boggs v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Corp., 225 W.Va. 300, 693 S.E.2d 53 (2010)
  • Roberts v. West Virginia American Water Co., 221 W.Va. 373, 655 S.E.2d 119 (2007)
  • York International Group v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., 2007 WL 2667984 (E.D.Pa. 2007)


  • “How to Litigate – The Defense Perspective”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014