Jason Adkins graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982, and Harvard Law School in 1991. He is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and federal courts (District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court). He has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous state courts.
Jason Adkins is a founder and director of Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C. Previously, Jason was founder and executive director of the Center for Insurance Research from 1991 to 1997. The Center is a leading non-profit organization that conducts research and advocates on behalf of insurance policyholders nationwide. He has written, published and testified widely on insurance and related regulatory matters.
Mr. Adkins specializes in evaluating and prosecuting complex litigation and all aspects of major consumer class action litigation around the country. He has also represented state and national candidates for political office and political parties in election-related litigation, and represented clients before the U.S. Federal Election Commission, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Mass. Board of Medicine, Mass. Department of Environmental Protection, numerous state insurance departments, other governmental agencies, and before professional associations.
David Kelston graduated from Columbia College in 1967, the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, M.P.A., in 1982, and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1982, where he served as articles editor for the Harvard Law Review. David is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and federal courts (District of Massachusetts and U.S Court of Appeals for the First Circuit).
David Kelston is one of the founders of Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C, and is now Of Counsel to the firm. He is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who, after clerking for the Federal District Judge Robert Keeton following law school, was an associate and then partner at prominent Boston law firms until the formation of this law firm in 1997. Mr. Kelston is the author of various articles concerning trial practice and related matters, and has served as a member and on the board of directors of numerous law-related groups.
Mr. Kelston has litigated cases that resulted in significant impact involving: class actions, constitutional first amendment rights; business cases concerning investors' property interests; intellectual property disputes; and criminal cases establishing evidentiary rules for informant testimony and automobile searches by police.
John Peter Zavez graduated from Harvard College in 1981, served on active duty in the US Army from 1981-85, and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989. He has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1989, and federal courts (District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court).
Mr. Zavez is a founder and director of Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C. His previous legal experience includes clerking for a Federal District Judge William G. Young, and working 8 years for two prominent Boston law firms. Mr. Zavez has been involved in every aspect of approximately 30 nationwide consumer and shareholder class action lawsuits, from investigating and filing complaints to negotiating settlements.
Outside of work, Mr. Zavez is the father of three girls, a Colonel in the US Army Reserve, and a "middle of the pack" endurance athlete who has completed the Boston Marathon each of the last 18 years.
Noah Rosmarin is a graduate of the University of Tampa, B.A. in 1992, and Southern New England School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1995. While in law school, Noah served as an officer of the International Law Society (1993-1995), was a member of the Environmental Law Society (1994-1995) and was Outstanding Oralist on the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Rosmarin is admitted to the Massachusetts bar, and federal courts (District of Massachusetts and U.S Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit).
A native of Boston, Mr. Rosmarin was selected as one of Massachusetts' five outstanding young lawyers in 1997 for his participation in high-profile civil rights litigation. He was most recently commended for his successful effort, through the use of DNA evidence, in freeing a Massachusetts citizen who had been wrongly imprisoned for almost a decade. Noah joined the firm at its inception in 1997 and is involved in all aspects of the firm's litigation practice.
Brendan Bridgeland graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1996, and the Boston University School of Law in 2000. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2001. While in law school, Brendan earned a Business and Financial Institutions Concentration with Honors.
Following his graduation, Brendan worked at the Center for Insurance Research in several capacities and served as the executive director of the organization from 2005- 2009. He still serves as a director of the organization. The Center is a leading non-profit organization that conducts research and advocates on behalf of insurance policyholders nationwide.
Brendan specializes in evaluating and prosecuting complex consumer class action litigation, in insurance and environmental areas of law. He has also represented clients before numerous state insurance departments and other governmental agencies.
Jeffrey Thorn graduated from Yale College in 1999 and Harvard Law School in 2006. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Namangan, Uzbekistan from 1999 - 2001. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar, the New York bar, and federal courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Before joining Adkins, Kelston & Zavez, P.C., in 2010, Jeff was an associate in the New York litigation group of Shearman & Sterling LLP. He has worked on complex commercial litigation involving corporate law, contractual breaches, securities disputes, and tortious actions, as well as civil rights, consumer protection, and various class action litigation. Jeff also holds a post-graduate research fellowship from Harvard Law School for the study of, among other topics, legal reform in post-Soviet Central Asia.