Ms. McAdam has represented numerous clients on environmental contamination and insurance coverage matters. She handles environmental and insurance coverage cases for businesses, including oil producers and refiners, industrial and retail dry cleaners, recyclers, paper, foundry and fireworks manufacturers, automotive manufacturers and other industrial businesses. Ms. McAdam also represents owners of contaminated properties and has experience litigating liability for many chemicals of concern, including volatile organic compounds, petroleum hydrocarbons, perchlorate, PCBs and lead. She has worked closely with environmental consultants, state and local regulatory agencies and insurers to facilitate investigation and cleanup of impacted properties.

In addition, Ms. McAdam acts as coverage counsel and successfully has obtained insurance defense and coverage for a number of clients.  She has obtained insurance defense and coverage for clients facing potential underlying claims alleging product liability and environmental damage, and has succeeded in pursuing declaratory relief, breach of contract and bad faith actions on behalf of clients seeking to establish coverage for a variety of liabilities.

Ms. McAdam is an active member of the East Bay Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA), the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Education

2003

Juris Doctor 2003, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

1998

Bachelor of Arts 1998, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Honors

2012 - 2016

Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star

2009 - 2010

Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star