Bar & Court Admissions

  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit


  • Honorable Magdeline Coleman of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2016-2018)
  • Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (2014-2015)


Stanford Law School, J.D., 2011

  • Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Environmental Law and Constitutional Law - First Amendment
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Co-President, Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Stanford Environmental Law Clinic
  • Research Assistant, Professors Rhode and Schacter

University of Georgia, B.A. (Geography and History), 2008

  • summa cum laude
  • Highest Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Blue Key
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Foundation Fellowship (four-year full tuition scholarship

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee, Chair
  • Environment, Energy & Resources Committee, Vice Chair

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

  • Leadership Development Program 2019-20 Class

Lower Merion Township Planning Commission, Member (2020-present)

New Leaders Council, Philadelphia Chapter Board (2019-present)

Philadelphia Family Pride (2017-present)

  • Chairman of the Board (2018-2019)

UGA Honors Programming Board (2008-2018)


Adam R. Podowitz-Thomas is an associate with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP.  He concentrates his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory compliance matters. 

Adam came to the firm after clerking for the Hon. Magdeline Coleman on the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  In addition, Adam worked for several years at Latham & Watkins, LLP in their San Francisco office as an environmental litigation associate and at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in the Office of University Counsel. 

Adam earned his law degree from Stanford Law School.  At Stanford, he served as editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and was president of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.  Adam was awarded the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Environmental Law and First Amendment Law.  He also worked for two years as an advanced environmental practitioner with the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic.  Adam received his Bachelor’s degree (Geography and History) from the University of Georgia, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Honors, and as a Foundation Fellow.

Outside of the office, Adam enjoys spending time with his husband and young daughter.  He is a past Chair and current member of the Board of Philadelphia Family Pride, a local non-profit that works on behalf of LGBTQ families in the greater Philadelphia region, and frequently speaks on LGBTQ family formation.  He also serves as a member of the Lower Merion Planning Commission.