Adams Stirling PLC


The award-winning is the creation of Adrian Adams, founder of ADAMS | STIRLING PLC. The website's enormous content combined with extensive indexing and cross-linking makes it extremely easy for homeowners, board members and managers to access information related to common interest developments and the Davis-Stirling Act.

It’s not often that the practice of law and the practice of business marry well. They can be mutually exclusive. Not so for Adrian Adams. Coupled with his unique educational experience is the fact that Adrian is also a Marine. He specialized in F-4 Phantom fighter jets. Very impressive and quite a combination. Adrian had a successful career in property management but that wasn’t enough. An MBA at UCLA soon followed. On the heels of the MBA, Adrian earned his JD at Southwestern Law School.

Adrian founded his law firm with the goal of providing quality, expert legal services at competitive prices. What soon followed was the the creation of of website and the Davis-Stirling newsletter. The website is the leading resource in the community association industry and the most used reference by directors, managers and homeowners.

Adrian quickly became one of the leading attorneys in California specializing in common interest developments. His practice includes highrise condominiums, stock cooperatives, business parks, golfing communities, country clubs, lake association, ocean-front communities and equestrian associations. He also created and writes content for, a popular resource for commercial common interest developments.

Adrian’s professional accomplishments include being a founding member the CIDLAW Organization, founder and  former President of the Foundation for California Community Association Education, legal adviser on condominium law and smoke-free housing issues to the Technical Assistance Center, a project of the Public Health Institute, and founding member of the "Critical Issues Think Tank" of the national Foundation of Community Association Research.

In addition, Adrian serves as an expert witness on standards of care issues involving association boards and managers and has testified extensively on issues involving maintenance, mold, rules enforcement, budgets, reserves, governing documents, management, and related matters involving associations.

Through his popular weekly newsletter and blog, Adrian writes about legal trends in the industry. He has been a guest speaker for the California State Bar and regularly speaks at industry-related events throughout California. Adrian is also a panelist for continuing legal education programs for attorneys. He publishes a biennial salary survey of onsite managers throughout California which tracks trends related to income, gender, education, average age and certification of managers.

Adrian also created curriculum for and taught Association Management and Law for ten years for UCLA Extension. He is a past member of the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles and Orange County chapters of the Community Associations Institute.

Adrian J. Adams Esq.
2566 Overland Ave., Suite 730
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (800) 464-2817
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Adams Stirling PLC