Adam joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2013. He is currently assigned to: the Sheriff’s office, Jail Planning, Belmont Redwood Shores SD, Cabrillo USD, Portola Valley SD, San Carlos SD, Sequoia UHSD, Pacifica SD, San Mateo UHSD, San Mateo Foster City SD, the Community Correction Partnership, and serves on the Child Protective Services Team. 

Adam’s past experience in the County Attorney’s Office includes:

  • Representing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission

  • Significant experience litigating civil cases in state and federal court


Undergraduate: UCLA

  • Magna cum laude

Law School: UCLA School of Law


Upon graduation from law school in 2003, Adam joined the Contra Costa County Public Defender where he participated in death penalty defense and litigated numerous criminal and juvenile cases. After four years, Adam left the Public Defender to establish his own firm where he again handled numerous juvenile dependency, juvenile delinquency, and criminal cases. 

Adam W. Ely
Deputy County Attorney
(650) 363-1824