Adam J. Gutride

San Francisco
Adam Gutride class action lawyer San Francisco


  • Yale Law School, J.D. (1994)
  • University of Chicago, A.B. (1991)

Prior Associations

  • Keker & Van Nest (2001-2002)
  • (Vice President, 2000)
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe (Associate, 1995-1999)
  • Hastings Law School of the University of California (Instructor in Legal Research & Writing, 1997)
  • Connecticut Supreme Court, Judicial clerk for the Hon. Ellen Ash Peters (1994-1995)


Licensed to practice in California. Not licensed in any other states.

Mr. Gutride is a founding partner of Gutride Safier LLP. He has successfully litigated numerous nationwide and multistate class actions involving product mislabeling, false advertising and unfair practices. He is currently a member of the court-appointed plaintiff's steering committee in the proposed nationwide class action against Juul regarding its ecigarette marketing. His other class cases have included Fastrak toll processing, Bertolli olive oil, Ticketmaster billing practices, Ghirardelli white chocolate, AT&T international roaming fees, Canada Dry ginger ale, Charmin flushable wipes, SanDisk flash memory, Seagate hard disk drives, Acer computer operating systems, Netflix video rentals, and many other well-known products and services.

Mr. Gutride argued several of the seminal pro-consumer class action cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. These include Just Film v. Buono, 847 F.3d 1108 (2017), which established that a class could be certified to pursue RICO claims even though class members suffered different injuries; Stearns v. Ticketmaster, 655 F.3d 1015 (2011), which established that a class can be certified even without proof that all persons in the class were misled; and Chavez v. Blue Sky, 340 Fed. Appx. 359 (2009), apparently the first food labeling case decided in the Ninth Circuit, which affirmed that deceptive statements on a soda can were actionable if they motivated the purchase.

Mr. Gutride received his juris doctorate from Yale Law School and his bachelor of arts from the University of Chicago. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Ellen Peters, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Before founding his firm, he was associated with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Keker & Van Nest, where he represented large corporations in complex patent, securities, mass tort, public benefit and class action litigation. Mr. Gutride has served as an Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at the Hastings Law School of the University of California and has been a featured speaker at several national conferences on class action litigation.