Adam was called to the Bar in 2011 and practised as a prosecutor for the Department of Transport and Main Roads. This work included prosecutions for Maritime Safety Queensland, Queensland Rail and the Department of Boating and Fisheries.
In 2014 Adam was commissioned as an Army Legal Officer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). His military career included practice in the areas of national security law, military prosecutions and operational service in Afghanistan.
In June 2020 he commenced practice at the private bar. His primary areas of practise include criminal law, regulatory prosecutions, disciplinary proceedings, inquests/inquiries and personal injuries.