Adam Houtz is Of Counsel in Selman Breitman’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s General Liability, Toxic Tort/Environmental, and Construction Law practice groups. Adam represents products manufacturers/suppliers, project developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and premises owners in various types of matters, including complex toxic tort litigation, construction defect claims, and general personal injury matters. 

Adam’s extensive law and motion experience in complex toxic tort litigation has taught him the importance of strategically using dispositive motions and taking a pragmatic approach to early settlement negotiations. He works closely with clients throughout all aspects of the case, from pleadings to resolution. In 2020, Adam obtained a free dismissal on behalf of our tree maintenance subcontractor client in a personal injury matter in Los Angeles County Superior Court in which the plaintiff sought in excess of $5 million in damages.

During his time at Southwestern Law School, Adam was honored with the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Torts, received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship, and was an editor of the Southwestern Law Review. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge.

Adam was born and raised in Los Angeles. When not helping clients with their legal needs, he enjoys spending his time bicycling, skateboarding, playing drums and guitar, attending live concerts and sporting events, and chasing after his two dogs, Smokey and Puck.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member


  • Bluebook Award: 2010 and 2011
  • CALI “Excellence for the Future” Award (highest grade), Agency and Partnership, Summer 2011
  • CALI “Excellence for the Future” Award (highest grade), Legal Profession, Spring 2010
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship at Southwestern Law School, 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Witkin Award for Academic Excellence (highest grade), Torts, Fall 2009

Bar Admission

  • California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2013



Southwestern Law School, J.D., 2012

California State University, Northridge, B.S., 2008

Major: Business Administration