Steven Adam Adelman

Faculty Assoc

 Sports and entertainment lawyer Steven A. Adelman is the head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance.  His national law practice focuses on risk management and litigation regarding safety and security at live events, and he also serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. 

 Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority on legal risk management related to live events.  With the Event Safety Alliance, he is one of the authors of the current Event Safety Guide, and he chairs the Crowd Management Working Group developing a Second Edition that will be released as a series of ANSI standards.   He writes often about safety and security in public accommodations, including the monthly "Adelman on Venues" newsletter on current issues in the live event and venue industry.  And he frequently appears in national and local media to provide analysis of sports and entertainment incidents. 


 Steve Adelman graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994.

Boston College Law School, J.D., 1994: National Trial Competition, "Best Advocate," Northeast Region, 1994

University of Massachusetts, M.A., History, 1989

Tufts University, B.A., American Studies, cum laude, 1985