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Adam Thayne was born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Glendale.  After graduating from high school, Adam moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University.  Following his first year of college, Adam completed a two year Spanish-speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Jersey.  Upon completion of his mission he returned to BYU and was privileged to work as a research assistant to Dr. Kendall Stiles, a professor of international law.  Dr. Stiles and Adam co-authored a research paper that was published in the respected political science journal Cooperation and Conflict.  He graduated with a BA degree from BYU in political science while also earning a minor in Spanish.

After graduating from college, Adam moved to Salem, Oregon to attend the Willamette University College of Law.  While at Willamette he participated in several local and regional mock trial competitions.  He also worked as a clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice and later for a private firm in downtown Portland.  During his last year of law school Adam was privileged to represent clients in court and even conduct jury trials in criminal cases.  Drawing on his Spanish-language skill, Adam represented many Spanish-speaking clients during this experience. 

After graduating with his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from Willamette in 2009, Adam worked as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Angel Lopez of the Multnomah County Circuit Court.  He gained invaluable insight into how a courtroom is run under the mentorship of Judge Lopez.  He was also able to observe and learn from the many skilled attorneys who frequently appeared for hearings in Multnomah County.

Now as an attorney for Pancic Law, Adam uses his experience and expertise representing clients in bankruptcy and criminal cases.  Hundreds of clients have entrusted Adam with their case, including many of Oregon’s Spanish-speaking population.  He always endeavors to achieve the best possible result for each client.  He was recently honored by Super Lawyers magazine as an “Oregon Rising Star” for 2015.

On a personal note, Adam is married and the father of two children.  When not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family playing, swimming, camping, and participating actively in his church.  He also enjoys racquetball, basketball and following professional and collegiate sports.