Adam took a somewhat unconventional path to legal practice. After college he attended seminary and obtained his Master of Divinity degree. He then pastored a small church in Raleigh, NC for four and a half years. While still pastoring, Adam decided he wanted to broaden his capacity to help people, and so he began pursuing his J.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Law. After graduating and passing the bar, Adam gained significant experience in North Carolina and Federal post-conviction representation at North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, and a small local firm in Raleigh. He has extensive understanding of both North Carolina and federal criminal law, enabling him to find whatever source of relief may remain for his clients. Consistent with his advocacy in the criminal space, Adam also assists in civil asset forfeiture cases, fighting for clients whose property has been wrongfully seized by the government. Adam now runs his own solo practice, Adam Rodrigues Law PLLC. You can see more detail on Adam’s primary practice areas at his website,

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