Adams, 65, succeeds Supreme Court Justice Anthony Marano (See Profile) as administrative judge for the Nassau County Courts. Marano had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 and was ineligible to remain as administrative judge, but has been certificated to return to the trial bench.
Adams was a Nassau County District Court judge from 1988 until his election to Supreme Court. He served on the Appellate Division, Second Department, from 2001 to 2006, when he lost a reelection bid and was appointed to the Court of Claims. Adams was reelected to the Nassau County Supreme Court in 2011.
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