Adam Podowitz-Thomas
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Associate

Adam is an environmental attorney at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP.  He, his husband, and his daughter live in Lower Merion Township, where his husband is a college professor.  Prior to working at his current position, Adam clerked for Judge Magdeline Coleman of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Judge James Wynn of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Adam also spent a year working in-house at the University of North Carolina and three years at Latham & Watkins, LLP in San Francisco.

He went to law school at Stanford, where he was editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and president of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.  He is also an alum of the University of Georgia, where he was a Foundation Fellow and received the Pillar of the Arch Award. Beyond Georgia and California, Adam has also called North Carolina and Germany home.

Outside of work, Adam is chair of the board for Philadelphia Family Pride, an LGBTQ parent organization serving the greater Philadelphia region.  He has also dedicated his free time to advocating on behalf of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS, as a sexual health counselor at AIDS Athens in Northeast Georgia, in the immigration context working on behalf of asylum seekers, and as a board member of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel in San Francisco.  His passions include educational reform, travel, cooking, and spending time with the love of his life, his daughter.