Mr. Adam Leighton is an AV-Rated lawyer and partner at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. He has been recognized throughout his career for his exceptional defense of innocent injured people. His areas of expertise include automotive injuries, medical negligence, and legal premises cases. Mr. Leighton’s previous clients’ awards and testimonies attest to his professional accomplishments


Mr. Leighton earns yearly recognition from peer and professional organizations. He was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in DC by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named one of Washington D.C.’s Super Lawyers seven years in a row. In 2017, he was chosen and recognized by his peers in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


Adam Leighton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Economics from Tulane University. He got his J.D. at the University of Toledo School of Law. During law school, he was a clerk for the Sixth District Court of Appeals in Toledo, an intern at the Lucas County Public Defender’s Office, and a clerk for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Leighton is an active member of the DC Bar and is a (inactive) member of the Maine State Bar Association and of the Maryland State Bar Association. He has served as a Board of Governor and as a Chair of the Education Committee, as well as as a trial judge at the George Washington University Law School.