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Adam J. Gross

Criminal Defense Attorney


Arizona State University

  • Bachelor of Science, Marketing

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

  • Juris Doctorate


  • Arizona


  • Best Student Note, published article, American Bar Association’s Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology
  • Extern, Federal Public Defenders Office
  • Extern, Arizona Court of Appeals


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Law Section


  • Former Deputy Maricopa County Public Defender
  • Extensive Trial Experience

Persistence pays off. Adam Gross is well versed in criminal defense, a strong advocate, and is nothing if not persistent. When it comes to your criminal defense, a tireless advocate who approaches each case from every possible angle is what you need. Adam’s persistence pays off.

Adam’s primary goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case. Adam will take the time to counsel with you and to acquire all the information that will provide all possible defenses to your case and then work with you to develop the strongest defense. Adam brings a calm demeanor that will help guide you through this difficult process with confidence and peace-of-mind.

“I can’t express my gratitude to Adam and the DM Cantor team enough. I would recommend them to anyone.”

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Adam graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science degree before attending the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While attending law school, Adam was awarded the Best Student Note for his article that was published in The American Bar Association’s Jurimetrics, The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology. Adam externed at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Phoenix. While there, Adam researched and wrote memos and motions to challenge unlawful searches and seizures, drafted Freedom of Information Act requests and response letters, and helped research and edit a capital habeas petition. Adam also externed at the Arizona Court of Appeals with the Honorable Jon W. Thompson where he reviewed trial court records and drafted Anders appeal decisions. Finally, Adam served as a Rule 38 (now Rule 39) Limited Practice Student at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, practicing as an attorney for several clients and acting as trial co-counsel in one client’s trial.

Adam has been an integral part of the Criminal Defense Team at DM Cantor since day one of joining the Firm. Adam represents clients in a wide range of criminal cases including felonies, misdemeanors, and DUIs. Before joining DM Cantor, Adam was a criminal defense attorney with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office where he defended hundreds of clients with felonies ranging from drug possession to murder charges. Adam has argued hundreds of motions including for the modification of release conditions, the suppression of evidence, and has defended clients in both serious felony and misdemeanor trials. With his representation, Adam’s clients have achieved several favorable case resolutions including diversions, reduced offers, and full dismissals.

Prior to practicing law, Adam enjoyed a business career in the digital signage industry. Adam helped negotiate contracts and worked directly with companies including Samsung, Cisco, and CNN. In his prior career he learned that there is no substitute for hard work and building strong relationships. Adam has taken those important lessons from his prior career to build a criminal defense practice where he tirelessly pursues every available defense by carefully analyzing each bit of evidence and information to develop the strongest defense.

Adam has a wonderful wife and two sons. He enjoys spending his time hiking, swimming, and playing music. Adam and his family take the opportunity to experience the great outdoors whenever possible, going to the many beautiful sights throughout Arizona and abroad.

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