Steven A. Adelman, Attorney

Adelman Law Group, PLLC

Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)


What Makes You Feel Safe?

Violent incidents both domestically and abroad have threatened the feeling of security people enjoyed when they went to shows, sporting events, amusement parks, and other public accommodations.  Typical responses include adding bag checks and magnetometers, more guards or more guns.  Each incident forces us to revisit the question, what makes you feel safe?  Attorney and venue safety expert Steven A. Adelman will explore some of the alternatives in an effort to distinguish actual security improvements from mere security theater, and discuss whether both are reasonable measures in the current climate.


Sports and entertainment lawyer Steven A. Adelman is the head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona.  His practice focuses on risk management and litigation regarding safety and security at live events, and he also serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. 


Steve Adelman is widely recognized as an authority on the law related to live events and public accommodations.  He is a long-time instructor for the International Association of Venue Managers, he is Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance, and he writes the monthly "Adelman on Venues" newsletter. 


As a result of his unique combination of legal experience and immersion in the event and venue industries, Steve Adelman frequently appears in national and local media to provide analysis of sports and entertainment incidents.  Steve Adelman graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994.  He can be reached at



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