Burr & Forman

Adam W. Overstreet

Adam W. Overstreet
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law (2001)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Auburn University (1998)
  • A.S., summa cum laude, Pre-Law, Jefferson Davis Community College (1996)
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • Alabama State Bar, Criminal Justice Section, Health Section, Litigation Section, Federal Practice Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Federal Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Section, Health Law Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Health Lawyers, Fraud and Abuse Section
  • Alabama Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • Hugo L. Black Scholar
  • Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • Eleventh Circuit Cases

  • United States v. Melton, 861 F.3d 1320 (11th Cir. 2017) (holding that district court erred in ordering government to file substantial assistance motion in re-sentencing defendant in cocaine trafficking case)

  • United States v. Jockisch, 857 F.3d 1122 (11th Cir. 2017) (affirming defendant’s conviction in internet child enticement case, holding that district court did not err in refusing to give his requested unanimity instruction at trial) (Orally argued)

  • United States v. Hastie, 854 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2017) (affirming defendant’s conviction in public corruption case, holding, in an issues of first impression, that Mobile County License Commissioner’s distribution of drivers’ personal e-mail addresses violated the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act) (Orally argued)

  • United States v. McIlwain, 772 F.3d 688 (11th Cir. 2014) (holding, in an issue of first impression, that probate court’s commitment of defendant to state mental health department constituted a “commitment to a mental health institution” for purposes of the firearms ban under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4)) (Orally argued)

  • United States v. Vernon, 723 F.3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2013) (affirming defendants’ convictions in healthcare fraud / anti-kickback case)

  • United States v. Boles, 666 F. App’x 805 (11th Cir. 2016) (holding that defendant’s convictions did not violate his 5th Amendment double jeopardy rights)

  • United States v. Aponte, 662 F. App’x 780 (11th Cir. 2016) (holding that search and seizure of defendant’s vehicle was constitutional, and law enforcement questioning of the defendant at the scene of the traffic stop did not violate his Miranda rights)

  • United States v. Stevenson, 663 F. App’x 831 (11th Cir. 2016) (affirming defendant’s money laundering convictions)

  • United States v. Dotson, 660 F. App’x 757 (11th Cir. 2016) (affirming defendant’s conviction for mortgage loan application fraud)

  • United States v. Sencan, 2015 WL 6405325 (11th Cir. 2015) (affirming defendant’s convictions in “Ponzi” investment scam case) (Orally argued)

  • United States v. Dees, 603 F. App’x 777 (11th Cir. 2015) (rejecting defendant’s Fifth Amendment equal protection argument arising from district court’s jury selection procedure)

  • United States v. Prine, 569 F. App’x 859 (11th Cir. 2014) (affirming defendant’s conviction for internet child enticement, holding that he was not entitled to an entrapment instruction at trial)

  • United States v. Williams, 579 F. App’x 837 (11th Cir. 2014) (affirming defendant’s conviction in cocaine trafficking case)

  • United States v. Sahavneh, 480 F. App’x 530 (11th Cir. 2012) (affirming defendants’ convictions in immigration marriage fraud case)

  • United States v. Rainwaters, 438 F. App’x 778 (11th Cir. 2011) (affirming defendant’s conviction in social security fraud case)

  • United States v. Fields, 327 F. App’x 133 (11th Cir. 2010) (affirming defendant’s conviction in HUD fraud case)

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Health Care Health Care Litigation Health Care Compliance Whistleblowing, Retaliation and Compliance Appellate Government Affairs & Investigations White Collar Crime

Adam Overstreet serves as Counsel in the firm’s Health Care Practice Group focusing on representing corporate and health care clients in government investigations, internal investigations, enforcement actions, white collar criminal prosecutions, and Federal False Claims Act and qui tam whistleblower actions. Adam has more than 16 years of extensive litigation experience in state and federal court.

With serving more than ten years at the Department of Justice, Overstreet has experience in both areas of civil defense litigation and all aspects of federal criminal prosecution, including investigation, indictment, trial, sentencing and appeal.

During his time at the DOJ, Adam worked as an Assistant United States Attorney (ASUA) in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.  As an AUSA, he spent a lot of time in the courtroom, trying multiple felony jury trials – involving mostly white collar matters – each year.  Adam was also a member of the office’s Complex Litigation Unit, and served as the Criminal Healthcare Fraud (HCF) Coordinator.  In that position, he handled all criminal HCF matters in the office and directed numerous complex HCF investigations.  He also participated in several “parallel” civil False Claim Act and qui tam “whistle blower” investigations.

Adam successfully revived the office’s dormant criminal HCF program, which culminated in what was then the largest and most complex HCF case in the history of the office, involving, among other things, alleged violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS).  Following a multi-week trial in that case, during which Adam served as lead counsel, a jury convicted four defendants for their roles in the fraud scheme.  Adam’s experience also includes serving on a prosecution team in a massive “pill mill” case that resulted in the convictions of two doctors following a seven-week trial.  The doctors were sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to forfeit millions of dollars of personal assets.

While at the DOJ, Adam also served in a management capacity as the office’s Appellate Chief.  In that role, Adam trained AUSAs regarding changes and developments in federal criminal law.  He also litigated over 100 appeals before the Eleventh Circuit and orally argued several white collar cases, including a multi-million dollar “Ponzi” scheme prosecution and a public corruption prosecution.

Prior to his public service, Adam spent six years in private practice with a large Southeastern law firm, where he specialized in the defense of complex civil matters.

When he is not at work, you can find Adam spending quality time with his wife and three kids, watching college football, or trying his best to survive a triathlon.