Steven A. Adelman

Steven A. Adelman
Vice President, Event Safety Alliance
Adelman Law Group, PLLC

Steven A. Adelman is head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance.  His law practice focuses on risk and safety at live events throughout North America, and he serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. 
Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority regarding event safety and security.  He is principal author of the authoritative Crowd Management standard in the United States, ANSI ES1.9-2020.  He was lead author of the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide, which has been translated into nearly a dozen foreign languages.  He is a law school professor teaching “Risk Management in Venues,” author of the “Adelman on Venues” blog and “Ask Steve” video series explaining legal issues at live events, and he frequently appears in national and local media analyzing safety and security incidents at public accommodations.
Steve Adelman graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994.  He can be reached at