Adam G. Slote

ADAM G. SLOTE practices in the areas of administrative law (professional licensing), litigation and business law. He has been in practice since 1988. Adam opened his own practice in 1992 with the goal of utilizing technology to provide high-quality legal services efficiently and cost-effectively.


Adam has defended professionals and businesses in administrative law/licensing law cases since 1991. His licensing practice is state wide. He has extensive experience in hearings before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) as well as experience filing Appeals/Writs of Administrative Mandamus (Mandate) to the Superior Court of California and to the Court of Appeal.

He has handled cases involving the following agencies:


  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)


  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) and Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board
  • Automotive Repair, Bureau of (BAR)
  • Barbering and Cosmetology, Bureau of
  • Chiropractic Examiners, Board of
  • Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Dental Board
  • Fish and Game Commission (Commercial Fishing)
  • Geologists and Geophysicists, Board for
  • Health Services, Department of (Now Department of Public Health)
  • Hearing Aid Examiners Committee
  • Insurance, Department of
  • Medical Board (including Psychiatry and Podiatry)
  • Motor Vehicles, Department of (DMV)
  • Pharmacy Board
  • Physical Therapy Board
  • Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
  • Real Estate, Department of
  • Registered Nursing, Board of
  • Respiratory Care Board
  • Secretary of State
  • Security and Investigative Services, Bureau of (BSIS)
  • Social Services, Department of
  • Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Board of

San Francisco

  • Police Permits
  • Board of Appeals (Formerly Board of Permit Appeals)

Educational Certification Agencies

  • ECFMG (licensure of foreign physicians and medical students)
  • ACE (American Council on Education)


Adam serves as counsel to Internet and technology start-ups, small manufacturers, consultants, traditional retailers, and licensed businesses and professionals in regulated industries. He handles general corporate law matters, contracts, leases and litigation. Adam has significant jury trial experience.

In 1998, Adam co-founded and served as General Counsel for ifan, Inc., a provider of affinity e-mail selected by the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks, Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. ifan was acquired by (formerly Nasdaq: MAIL, later Nasdaq: EASY) in December 1999.

Also in the 1990's, Adam co-founded iLawyer® which worked with the American Bar Association to develop a national network of bar association lawyer referral services on the Internet. iLawyer was taken over by the Bar Association of the City of New York.


Adam is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Prior to forming his own practice in 1992, Adam was an associate with the San Francisco law firm of Dobbs, Berger, Molinari, Vannelli, Nadel & Links and a trial attorney with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office.


BA, University of Pennsylvania,1985
JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1988


Update Author. “Effect of Criminal Conviction on Professional Licenses” Chapter 53 in California Criminal Law - Procedure & Practice (Continuing Education of the Bar 2009-2012)

"Managing More with Multiple Displays," California Lawyer magazine, May, 2010

Consultant to Ruff, Susan A, Professional Licensing - Disciplinary Practice in California (Continuing Education of the Bar 2008)

“Saving Your Client’s License,” MCLE feature in California Lawyer magazine, September 2008

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE: Adam is a licensed pilot.