Adam Laugle earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Dayton School of Law, and his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. Adam joined Surdyk, Dowd & Turner Co., LPA in 2020. His prior experience includes working in the Civil Division of the Montgomery and Marion County Prosecutor’s Offices, being the in-house legal counsel to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and working for private civil litigation firms in the Greater Columbus Area.
While in law school, Adam received the Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award and the Dean’s Merit Scholarship. He was also involved in many law school clubs and organizations, including the Business Law Society, International Law Society, and Intellectual Property Law Society. During his undergrad years, Adam served as the President of the International Business Club, was a member of the French and German language clubs and was on the Dean’s List for academic achievement. Adam is also an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association, having been a member since 2014 and on the Executive Council of their Young Lawyers Section since 2017.
In his career, Adam has provided advice and representation to elected officials, agencies, departments, townships, and law enforcement in various legal situations as both plaintiff and defendant, including §1983 civil rights claims. As an assistant prosecutor, Adam collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in delinquent real estate taxes and over a million in drug-trafficking proceeds. He was also successful in arguing an appeal before the Second District Court of Appeals that reversed a trial court decision on the grounds that the trial court’s application of an amended statute violated the Ohio Constitution (See In re Forfeiture of Property of Astin, 2018-Ohio-1723). Adam represents political subdivisions, and also represents clients in matters involving the FDCPA, FCRA, and TCPA.
Areas of Experience
• FDCPA Defense
• Political Subdivision Liability
• Police Misconduct
• Local Governance
• Delinquent Tax Assessment & Collection
• Real Estate Foreclosures
• Title Searches
• Civil Asset Forfeitures
• State of Ohio
• United States District Court, Northern and Southern District of Ohio
• United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern District of Ohio
• Supreme Court of the United States
• President, Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section: 2020-2021 Term
• University of Dayton School of Law Pro Bono Commitment to Community Award
• Ohio State Bar Association
• Dayton Bar Association
• ACA International