Adria comes to Eaton Peabody from San Francisco where she practiced for 15 years, including stints with the San Francisco offices of Bingham McCutchen and Holme Roberts & Owen. Her diverse business litigation experience includes intellectual property litigation (including trademark and anti-counterfeiting), legal malpractice, First Amendment, telecommunications, environmental matters and employment litigation. Her experience includes appellate practice before the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court, as well as the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
She has handled anti-counterfeiting suits for a major software developer and a large computer chip maker, coordinated execution of search and seizure orders for a video game manufacturer, and has appeared before the California Public Utilities Commission on behalf of an international telecommunications company and a local municipality.
While she has extensive experience litigating across a broad spectrum of practice areas, she maintains a focus on defense of employment-related claims in legal and administrative proceedings.
In addition to her private practice experience, Adria served for two years as Special Counsel for the Public Interest Lawyer Group in San Francisco where she litigated trade secret, securities, unfair competition, environmental, and civil rights cases, and was an associate for two years with the Sierra Club Defense Fund.
Adria lives in Bangor with her husband and two daughters. Prior to joining Eaton Peabody, Adria was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine, Orono, where she developed a “Psychology and Law” course (PSY 490), and she has recently taken a position as an adjunct professor teaching Journalism Studies II Law and Ethics (CMJ 375) there. She is a member of the Maine and California bars and is a certified mediator in Maine.