Adam J. Schwendeman is an Associate in the Construction and Manufacturing industry groups, focusing primarily on workplace safety and health, labor and employment, and litigation. He practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
From the construction to pharmaceutical industries, Adam has experience defending a wide range of clients in civil litigation, such as medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, toxic tort, and product liability cases. Adam thoroughly enjoys getting to know his clients personally, and he works tirelessly to develop creative arguments and solutions to advance his clients’ cases or help them through operational challenges.
In his administrative practice, Adam regularly assists clients in challenging enforcement actions instituted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He has significant experience in challenging civil penalty assessments levied by those agencies, as well as representing clients in 105(c) and 110(c) investigations and actions instituted by MSHA. In addition, Adam provides counsel to clients during accident investigations and assists them in regulatory actions that often follow.
Adam is a hands-on problem-solver at work and at home, which is lucky considering he live in a house built in 1870. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, two boys, and Weimaraner dog. He can’t wait until his boys are old enough to help him with his house-related projects, at which point he will promote himself to project manager. He’s also a Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan and a lifelong lover of history.