Adam Harris Lotkin


Adam Harris Lotkin

Partner/ Litigation Manager

  • Graduated Cum Laude from Howard University

  • Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers List

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Board of Governors


Recent Settlements/Verdicts:

$4M Verdict for Wrongful Death

$850,000 After a Maritime Injury

$425,000 For Uber Passenger

$5M Settlement for a Truck Accident

Mr. Lotkin approaches the law with a passion and work ethic rivaled by few. Long hours, meticulous preparation, and the heartfelt desire to make a difference are his hallmarks. They are what makes him the advocate Hampton Roads has come to count on after the most serious accidents on land or at sea.


“When I go to battle for someone, I give it everything I have. I won’t rest until I know my client is getting the justice they deserve.”


Adam Lotkin has been practicing law for nearly 28 years and does so with a passion for justice helping clients when they are in a tough situation. Growing up outside of Washington D.C., Mr. Lotkin developed a passion for politics and causes relating to civil rights at an early age and recognized a career in law would afford him the opportunity to put his passion for defending the rights and interests of others to constructive use and have an impact on the world around him.


“There are times when we are fighting for things bigger than ourselves. As lawyers, we become social engineers – someone who is trying to change the fabric of society to make it better for everyone, not just the people in power or the people with the most money.”


Throughout high school and college, Adam worked in several different capacities with the United States House of Representatives. He served as a Congressional Page, then a clerk and an intern. After graduating from Lafayette College in 1993, Lotkin went on to complete his Juris Doctorate from Howard University in 1996.

Initially practicing Civil Defense work in California, Mr. Lotkin then returned to Virginia in 2000. Since then, he has helped thousands of clients obtain justice for people whose lives have been impacted by an injury or losing a loved one due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence. Adam has been lead counsel in over 120 jury trials in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Federal Courts, securing millions of dollars for his clients.


“As a lawyer, you have to be a warrior for justice.”


Mr. Lotkin has always championed the underdog in tough situations. In the practice of law, this translates to making sure the average citizen gets a fair shake when confronting large and powerful corporate interests, including insurance companies. Over the course of close to three decades in practice, Adam has helped thousands of clients get the justice and compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. He attributes his success to both his passion for what he does and his gratitude for what he has.

When he is not in the courtroom or at the firm, you can find Adam enjoying what he values most – his family. He and his wife are raising two thriving teenagers in Virginia Beach where they spend time on their boat or the golf course. Lotkin also sits on the board for CASA, a victim’s advocacy group and the Organizing Committee for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. For Adam, giving back to the community is an important part of being in a leader in Hampton Roads.



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Adam’s Results

Trial Lawyer

Fatal Car Crash Settles for $2.5 Million

Posted on January 12, 2023 by Rutter Mills

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A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been badly injured. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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I had and still do have the most valuable, professional and friendly relationship with Selena Paszkiewicz and Mr. Lotkin. It was a bit rough waiting for the case to conclude because of covid; however, it was DEFINITELY worth the wait and the experience. Not to mention how, as a 20 year plus employment. Selena was so gracious as to assist me in paralegal questions, as I've just graduated from studying law as a paralegal. Upon the case being concluded, she has still promised I could always call for advice and paralegal help. I'm going to grow up to be just like her (lol). Rutter Mills attorneys and paralegals, especially Mr. Lotkin and Selena Paszkiewicz, you're the best ever. PLEASE PLEASE keep doing what you love. When you do what you're meant for and with the joy you both have in it, it's not a job or work... it's a career for life!!!

Sergio C

Adam Lotkin, my attorney, was straight forward and solid. He did what he said he would do. He kept reassuring me I was in good hands, and in the end, he proved, I was. When my case was finished, they treated me fairly and worked quickly to pay out my settlement. When going up against large insurance companies, Rutter Mills proved, your law firm does matter. Thank you all again, for taking a difficult time in my life and making it bearable.

Victor B.

What I loved about my Rutter Mills experience was the team approach they provided from start to finish. The paralegal Selena D. was always keeping me updated and accurately collecting information to make sure my case was on a strong foundation. My attorney, Adam Lotkin raises the bar to the highest standard. Adam's knowledge, experience, and grit afforded me the strongest settlement in my case. Top 1% settlement is the best way to describe it. Your attorney matters and I am so glad I choose Rutter Mills, Adam Lotkin, and team to represent my case. I will use Rutter Mills again for my future needs.

Shelton A.

I wish I can give Adam and his team a Rutter Mills ten stars!!! They was there by my side for nearly two yrs and fought for me and my family. Adam said his gloves was coming off when the insurance company didn't want to settle but I had no idea he was going to look like Floyd Mayweather lol. We won by unanimous decision. From me and my family to Adam, Selena,Gina and everyone at Rutter Mills thank you for everything y'all have done for us. If u have been injured in any kind of accident give Rutter Mills call first you will not regret it.

Christin B.

I wish I had called Rutter Mills from the beginning. I tried to deal with the insurance company myself, big mistake. Adam Lotkin and his paralegal Ruth Simmons were amazing. They walked me through the process and got me a settlement almost ten times the offer from the insurance company. Trust Rutter Mills, you won't be disappointed!


There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens


A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

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