Nassau Courts Get New Administrative Judge

Rockville Centre resident names to top Nassau judiciary post.

New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Adams has been appointed as Administrative Judge of Nassau County.

As administrative justice, Adams will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and oversight of nearly 100 Justices and judges and more than 1,000 non-judicial court employees assigned to six courthouses.

“It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to serve the residents of Nassau County as administrative judge,” Judge Adams said in a statement. “Integrity, fairness and accountability will be the cornerstones of my administration.”

Adams has served in the New York State Court System for more than 30 years after first joining the court system in 1981 as a law secretary to Nassau County Court Judge Marvin Goodman and was previously an assistant district attorney for Nassau County.

Judge Adams, a graduate of New England School of Law, began his judicial career in 1987 upon his election to the Nassau County District Court. In 1992 he was elected to the New York State Supreme Court and in February 2001 was appointed to the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. He served there until his appointment to the Court of Claims in December 2006 by former New York State Gov. George Pataki.

Adams was re-elected to the Nassau County Supreme Court in November 2011. He is a long- time resident of Rockville Centre where he resides with his wife of more than 40 years.


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