Attorney Adam Williams


Adam is the founder of Rust Belt Business Law – a fast-growing law firm in a slow-growing town.

His mission: restoring the rust belt with entrepreneurship, job creation, and dad jokes.

Our firm helps small businesses pursue opportunities, create jobs, and improve our economy.

 At one time Adam started a grilled cheese food truck.  Before that, he launched a board game that brought national media attention.  Adam spends his time now working on other ventures that are a little more grown up. 

Adam is inspired by entrepreneurship and small business, direct response marketing, non-traditional and unexpected solutions, mindset & personal development, helping create businesses that serve the owners, and high performance driving.

Prior to opening Rust Belt Business Law, Attorney Williams served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John J. Trucilla in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas. He's also worked in the tax department of a Big 4 accounting firm, with a non-profit legal aid organization, and for one of Western Pennsylvania's largest personal injury law firms.

Adam received his undergraduate degree in Business from Penn State Behrend and his MBA and J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. A Cathedral Prep graduate and active member of the community, Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Erie County Bar Association, Lakeshore Community Services, the Innovation Collaborative, and the Erie Art Museum. He was named to the 2013 Erie Reader 40 Under 40, and has also been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2019, Adam became one of the first six lawyers in the nation to be certified as a Deal Making Attorney by real estate investing guru, Ron LeGrand.

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