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Attorney Adam Bishop is a Pittsburgh native who has dedicated his career to fighting injustice and defending the wrongfully accused. Raised by two Pittsburgh Public School teachers with roots to the steel industry, Attorney Bishop understands the value of hard work and striving for excellence in your profession. Those values have motivated him to succeed throughout his career. Attorney Bishop's tireless work ethic, commitment to his clients, and aggressive courtroom demeanor set him apart from other attorneys and make Bishop Law the preeminent criminal defense firm in the Pittsburgh area. As a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Bishop is dedicated to zealously defending the rights of anyone who has been charged with a crime in Western Pennsylvania and getting them the best possible outcome.

Legal Background:

After attending Duquesne University School of Law on a full academic scholarship and graduating with honors, Attorney Bishop was hired as a trial attorney by the Allegheny County Public Defender's Office. As an Assistant Public Defender, he proudly represented indigent criminal defendants and quickly solidified himself as a rising star in the Pittsburgh criminal defense community. During his tenure, Attorney Bishop handled hundreds of cases and successfully litigated countless jury and non-jury trials. A skilled and aggressive criminal litigator, Attorney Bishop has a nearly 80% acquittal rate in jury trials that go to verdict. Having handled every type of criminal case - from Simple Assault to DUI to Criminal Homicide - Attorney Bishop has a track record of proven results.

A Simple Philosophy: Be Prepared.

Many lawyers will push for a plea agreement from the outset, but Attorney Bishop's philosophy, and that of Bishop Law, is that every client has a right to a trial and every case should be prepared as if it will ultimately be argued to a jury. Of course, in many instances, a plea bargain may be the best alternative. But without effectively preparing the case and exploring all available options, it's impossible to accurately assess whether trying the case or entering a guilty plea is the best course of action. Simply put, as a client of Bishop Law you can rest assured that Attorney Bishop will be prepared to successfully litigate your case to verdict.


  • Duquesne University School of Law - Pittsburgh, PA - J.D., Cum Laude
  • Penn State University - University Park, PA - B.S., Marketing

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association

Outside of the Office:

When he's not in the office, Attorney Bishop values spending time with family and friends. He and his wife particularly enjoy experiencing Pittsburgh's many new and exciting restaurants that have opened as a result of the city's recent culinary renaissance.  

A passionate Pittsburgh sports fan, Attorney Bishop is a Pirates season ticket holder and frequently attends Steelers games at Heinz Field.