Adam Griffin

Attorney |

Separation of Powers

Adam Griffin is an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation focusing on separation of powers cases. He became a devotee of liberty in high school while studying the American Founders and the Age of Enlightenment. He was further inspired as an advocate for freedom while reading the works of Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard, and Ayn Rand.

Adam was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as a research assistant to the law school’s dean, Martin Brinkley, and to constitutional law scholar Stephen E. Sachs. After law school, he joined the Institute for Justice (IJ) as an inaugural constitutional law fellow. At IJ he defended the economic liberty, property rights, and free speech of clients ranging from a ship captain facing a private association unlawfully wielding government power to end-of-life doulas providing compassionate services to families and friends in Grass Valley, California. After IJ, Adam served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Richard E. Myers in the Eastern District of North Carolina. He also began serving in 2019 on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society’s Environmental Law and Property Rights Practice Group. He joined PLF with a passion for litigating cutting-edge constitutional cases with the best liberty litigators in the industry.

When Adam is not working, he enjoys reading scholarship on constitutional originalism and spending time with family and friends.